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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 / email@example.com or Sean McGraw / firstname.lastname@example.org
Published by Jasstard/Bazz c/o Defend Music (BMI). Master controlled by Bastard Jazz.
Nov 11 2015
Though Chico Mann‘s songs are obviously built for today’s dance floors, his influences are clearly vintage. On his latest album, Magical Thinking, he’s leapt back to the early 1980s style known as boogie. This is not the boogie of the rock ‘n’ roll pneumonia and boogie-woogie flu days; it’s a retroactively named genre that arose from the ashes of post-disco and funk music. Boogie is known for its big bubblegum bass lines and sticky stacks of synthesizers, and Mann digs deep into both here – Oliver Wang, NPR.
We have to say, Marcos Garcia (aka Chico Mann) always brings the deep Boogie. Whether as a member of the mighty Brooklyn-based afrobeat band, Antibalas, or a producer/remixer (Little Dragon, KonKoma) or with his solo work, Garcia never fails to connect the mind, the heart, and the body.
Los Angeles get ready: Goldenvoice & KCRW Present – Chico Mann – July 11th – Los Globos (3040 W Sunset Blvd 90026) 8p.
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Published by Emma Lulu Music (BMI). Administered by Music In Context LLC, A Notable Music Co. contact: Damon Booth – email@example.com & J. Kalmia Traver. Master controlled by Soundway Records.
Jul 03 2013
We’re very happy to announce Chico Mann‘s fifth long-player, Magical Thinking, will be available April 16th via London’s Soundway Records. Vinyl singles, remixes, cd, 2XLP – visit the shop HERE.
Apr 12 2013
“This is the future of music, in case you didn’t know. Chico Mann has come from the future to show you how the past should have sounded. This time-traveling mastermind is basically the Jersey City Cuban James Brown of the Casio. You heard it here first…Welcome to the future past.” – Turntable Lab
This week we offer up a little jam called “Edge of It” from multi-instrumenatlist and producer Marcos Garcia (aka Chico Mann). This track is one of our faves from his new lp, Magical Thinking available everywhere on April 16 via Soundway Records. Catch Marcos perform as a member of the mighty Antibalas during the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival weekend 1, curated by TV On The Radio – Camber Sands UK May 10-12 with solo dates TBA.
Contact & Licensing info:
Written by Marcos Garcia & Rob Fusari. Published by Emma Lulu Music (BMI). Administered by Music In Context LLC, A Notable Music Co. & June Bug Alley (ASCAP). Administered by Sony ATV. Contact: Damon Booth – firstname.lastname@example.org. Master controlled by Soundway Records.
Apr 10 2013