Havana Cultura // Havana Club Rumba Sessions // Stream MCDE Remix
January 7, 2016
The latest chapter in the longstanding relationship between Gilles Peterson and the music of Cuba, it sees him explore the roots of rumba through a project comprising three parts: a feature length documentary, a collection of remixes and a free sample pack.
Where an accompanying feature-length documentary depicts the lineage descending from the working class communities of Havana and Matanzas to modern-day dancefloors, this other arm of the project allows for an exciting, global re-interpretation of rumba’s roots. The recordings of rumba’s three central styles were handed to a crop of producers working in the orbit of club music’s most interesting areas.
The result is Havana Club Rumba Sessions, collection of remixes as varied as you’d expect from a roster of producers plucked from locales spread from South London, Japan and beyond. We put up a Reginald Omas Mamode IV mix as a free download a few weeks back, and you can now stream a Motor City Drum Ensemble re-work from the record below.
And for any producers out there who want to put together their own take on rumba, we’ve made the stems available for everyone in a free sample pack. More details on that here.
Check the tracklist below and pre-order on iTunes here.
1. Yambu (Daisuke Tanabe & Yosi Horikawa AtaMix Remix)
2. The Rumba Experiment (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
3. La Plaza (Poirier Remix)
4. Weird Melody (Max Graef & Glenn Astro Remix)
5. Okay Cuba (débruit Remix)
6. Havana Sessions (Pablo Fierro Remix)
7. Havana Cool Out (Reginald Omas Mamode IV Remix)
8. Rumba Version (Al Dobson Jr Remix)
9. Rumba Tierna (Tenderlonious Remix)
10. Emergency Rumba (Pépé Braddock Remix)
11. Yuka Music (Mo Kolours Remix)
12. Mi Yimboro (Djoyvan Remix)