Posts Tagged ‘Analog Drift’

Chico Mann – Illusión de Ti

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This week’s Top Tune, a sly nod to the genre of freestyle (the underground Latin dance music of the ’80s), never fails to ignite a fire at live performances. “Illusión de Ti” comes from the brilliant 2010 Chico Mann lp Analog Drift from our pals at Wax Poetics Records.

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Born in New York City, Marcos Garcia was immersed in not only the electro beats of New York and Miami, but also the rich musical tradition of Cuba that courses through his veins. Proficient on guitar and keyboards, Garcia found a new groove when he co-founded Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band Antibalas. As Chico Mann, he assembles all of his influences into a tight, fresh fusion. “I’m employing several dialects to make a larger musical statement,” he says. “They’re all branches of the same tree.”

Come down Wed Jan 13th to the Short Stop in Los Angeles to hear him spin some of those influences you’ve never heard before!

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Written by Marcos Garcia. Published by Emma Lulu Music/Music In Context LLC (BMI), Contact: Damon Booth – Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / Master controlled by Wax Poetics Records.

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Captain Planet (feat. Chico Mann) – Aguacero

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Captain Planet and Chico Mann have reunited for a slice of chilled-out global bass on this week’s top tune, “Aguacero”. It’s the first track on the new EP, More Slang from Brooklyn-based label, Bastard Jazz which also features a sweet LondonBridge remix of “Un Poquito Mas”.

Captain Planet (Charlie Bethel) began Dj-ing and making beats on a Tascam 4-track in his teens. He became obsessed with vinyl records & began digging for samples which led to a love for Reggae, Latin, and African music. Charlie’s worldwide travels and tireless search for new sounds led to a collaborative friendship with Chico Mann & to his distinctive “Gumbo Funk” style as a producer. Click HERE to grab the EP and 2014′s excellent Esperanto Slang LP.

Speaking of travel, Chico Mann has been scheduled to appear as a featured artist at the historic Manana 2016, to take place May 4-6, 2016 in Santiago de Cuba . Manana is a non-profit music festival connecting Afro-Cuban Folkloric music with the pioneers of the International Electronic music community. Built on the deep love and mutual respect for rhythm, Manana aims to create an environment of free expression and cultural exchange. The festival is a celebration of Cuba’s cultural capital, Santiago de Cuba, and a celebration of community. collaboration, and dance.

Click HERE for a full list of performers, to pledge your support, to get tickets, and travel information for this historic event. See you down there!

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Written by Marcos Garcia & Charlie Bethel.
Published by Emma Lulu Music/Music in Context LLC (BMI). Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Damon Booth / or Sean McGraw /
Published by Jasstard/Bazz c/o Defend Music (BMI). Master controlled by Bastard Jazz.

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Chico Mann – I Feel It (Captain Planet Remix)

Marcos Garcia (aka Chico Mann), longtime member of Antibalas, multi instrumentalist, guitarist and remixer, drops his 5th solo album Magical Thinking in March against a backdrop of pop sensibilities and guest vocalists including our very own Kendra Morris. The album draws as much on 80′s funk, boogie and electro as merengue and Afro-beat.

His most recent LP Analog Drift (2010), a KCRW favorite, was released through Wax Poetics Records. As Garcia toured throughout the US. Jon Pareles (NY Times) praised his live show’s “far-reaching electronica” that had the ability “to dissolve decades, along with borders”. Notable writer/producer Jeremy Page mixed the new album for Soundway Records and this week’s Top Tune brings you a sneak peek of Mann’s ascension with “I Feel It” Captain Planet Remix

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Emma Lulu Music (BMI). Administered by Music In Context LLC, A Notable Music Co. contact: Damon Booth – Master controlled by Soundway Records.

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Chico Mann – The Selector

Chico Mann: Afro Beat multi-instrumentalist shares with us a new track, “The Selector”; off of his latest release, Instrumental EP. No words necessary.

The release of Chico Mann’s full length Analog Drift hailed much praise all over the web, in print, and most notably on the airwaves of influential Los Angeles’ 89.9 KCRW. Chico quickly became a KCRW darling, as he dominated station airtime for six consecutive weeks.

Always working on something new, the much sought after Chico Mann can be heard remixing tracks for artists such as Little Dragon’s “Little Man”, Alice Russell’s “Hurry On Now”, Hess Is More “Burn”, etc.

Check out Chico Mann tour dates HERE

Contact & Licensing info:

Published by Emma Lulu Music (BMI). Administered by Music In Context LLC, A Notable Music Co.
Master controlled by Wax Poetics/Notable Music Co., contact:,

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