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Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Homenage (Freestyle 2008)

Named one of Austin, Texas' 'Best Live Acts' by the Austin Chronicle, Brownout perform the nastiest Latin funk music around today. This band of "party rocking legends" was resurrected from the same tequila soaked border town explosion that originated the highly acclaimed Latin powerhouse Grupo Fantasma. Fresh from the worldwide release of their first 7" single on the UK's prestigious Freestyle Records, the band has made waves internationally amongst DJ's, tastemakers and good music fans alike. Brownout is an 8 piece ensemble complete with 2 guitars, bass, no nonsense Latin percussion and the "Best Horn Section" 2 years in a row at the Austin Music Awards. Throwback but not copycat retro, their music is timeless and honest, keeping the spirit of 70s afro-latin and funk music alive while honoring their South Texas roots. "Homenaje," Spanish for homage, is the debut album release from the Grupo Fantasma side-project (who recently supported none other than Prince on his recent UK tour) and gives more than a mere nod to late '70s Latin-funk acts like Joe Bataan and Santana. From the Fela Kuti style Afro-beat of "Con El Brownout" and "Chema's Contraband" to the smoldering neo-soul of "You Already Are" and the incendiary cover of Manu Dibango’s “African Battle”, the nearly all-instrumental album avoids stagnation by switching gears rapidly between tracks. "Homenaje" vacillates between the languid groove of songs such as "They Should Know," which sounds like a forgotten track from the Beastie Boys' "Check Your Head" and powerful crowd-movers like the CD's title track. Built upon a familiar piano montuno and the deft percussion of drummer Johnny Lopez and conga player Sweet Lou, "Homenaje" echoes the funkiest material of the output of the Fania label in the 70s and the gorgeous "You Already Are" channels Carlos Santana into a brooding funk masterpeice. Melding these influences into an original diasporic sound is the album's triumph.


01.) Brown Wind And Fire
02.) Homenage
03.) Laredo 77
04.) African Battle
05.) Con El Brownout No Se Juega
06.) Latin Asscape
07.) Barretta
08.) Chema's Contraband
09.) They Don't Know
10.) The Sexican
11.) El Narco
12.) You Already Are
13.) Chafa Khan



Anonymous said...

many thanks am looking forward tothis album!!!!
great blog you have here!!!

Anonymous said...

this record is ridiculous!

JM said...

If you like this kind of groove you can download more of the same at:

Including: Marley - Root Down

Bob Marley & the Wailers - Don't Rock My Boat (Stuhr remix)
Bob Marley (with Erykah Badu) - No More Trouble
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Sun Is Shining (Tes King remix)
Bob Marley (with Steven Tyler & Joe Perry) - Roots, Rock, Reggae
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Duppy Conqueror (Fort Fox Five remix)
Bob Marley (with Rakim) - Concrete Jungle
Bob Marley (with Busta Rhymes & Flipmode Suad) - Rastaman Chant
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Could You Be Loved (Errol Brown & Alex Sardin mix)
Bob Marley & the Wailers - African Herbsman (King Kooba remix)
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Jamming (Paul Smykle mix)
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Soul Shakedown Party (Afrodisiac Soundsystem)
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Lively Up Yourself (Bombay Dub Orchestra remix)
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Burnin' & Lootin' (Bill Laswell Ambient Dub)
Bob Marley & Lee 'Scratch' Perry - It's Alright
Bob Marley & Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Mr Brown

Leftside Funkin' part 1

Bill Withers - Who is He & What is He to You
Average White Band - Stop The Rain
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston
The Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing
Hearts of Stone - Thank You Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Again
The Supremes - Come into My Life
David Ruffin - Blood Donors Needed
Earth, Wind & Fire - Moment of Truth
Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto
The Temptations - Law of the Land
Ann Sexton - You're Losing Me
Bobby Patterson - Quiet! Do Not Disturb
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Marvin Gaye - Got to Give it Up
Creative Source - Who Is He & What Is He To You

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