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Friday, Sep 16 2016 | 10:36
Image: 1606473 Side A La Raza Side B Arabeesh

A tribute to Kid Frost and El Chicano (featuring El Dusty, Mellow Man
Ace, Niña Dioz, Mexstep, Kool AD, Amaze 88).
Austin-based Grammy-nominated psychedelic latin funk band
Brownout debuted their remake/tribute to Kid Frost’s 25 year old
Latin pride hip-hop classic “La Raza,” digitally via NPR last year.
Now, after many calls for a physical release, on Oct. 10th, 2016 or
Dia De La Raza, Brownout adds to the celebration of the heritage of
Latin America and cultural heritage by releasing this limited run 45.
Brownout are no strangers to hip hop, having backed GZA (Wu-Tang
Clan) regularly, being DJ/tastemaker favorites and veterans of the
international B-Boy battle scene, performing live at many battles
over the last ten years. After knocking out a live reworking of the
song, which contains a famous sample of El Chicano’s “Viva Tirado,”
the band called on their peers and heroes alike.
Mellow Man Ace, the legendary Cuban American rapper best known
for his 1989 hit “Mentirosa” was the first collaborator for the tune.
“Mellow was my very first concert as a kid in Laredo, TX” says song
producer Adrian Quesada, “so for him to jump on board quickly
sparked the fire.” Others include DJ Dus (aka El Dusty) and Mexstep
of the group Third Root representing the South Texas Chicano
experience, Niña Dioz, an explosive female MC from Monterrey,
Mexico, Afro-Cuban MC Kool AD (Das Racist) and his DJ, the
Chicago born Amaze 88.
The coming together of multiple races and cultures is more important
now than ever in today’s increasingly divided political climate and
Brownout’s version of “La Raza” pays homage to the past, keeping
one foot firmly planted while putting their sincere and creative stamp
on visioning a more united future.
The flipside is an instrumental original that, as the title teases, has
some Arab flare. The recipe for this cut seems to blend a dash of
Cairo Jazz Band with and a pinch of desert-psych funk groove, in
turn creating a full, slow-burning groove that is sure to mellow and
get heads nodding.

• A tribute to Kid Frost and El Chicano (featuring El Dusty, Mellow
Man Ace, Niña Dioz, Mexstep, Kool AD, Amaze 88)
• Austin-based Grammy-nominated psychedelic latin funk band
Brownout debuted their remake/tribute to Kid Frost’s 25 year
old Latin pride hip-hop classic “La Raza,” digitally via NPR last
year.
• Brownout are no strangers to hip hop, having backed GZA
(Wu-Tang Clan) regularly, being DJ/tastemaker favorites and
veterans of the international B-Boy battle scene, performing
live at many battles over the last ten years Available from 21.10.2016
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