Rating: ★★★★★
The Oye! EP is Panama Cardoon’s follow-up to his superb cumbia/beats combo Carmen and delivers a ridiculously joyous slab of boogaloo atop a fat-ass rolling breakbeat. It’s partnered with the mellower but equally dope Pito which is less a track than the musical equivalent of pimp rolling down Havana’s Malecon. Latin samples and funky breaks together are just the don aren’t they? And frankly they couldn’t be in better hands. The Greek economy may be in tatters but there’s plenty of currency left in this Athenian producer’s musical depository. Hurrah! Cardoon for president! If he was – maybe this would have been out on wax. PR below players…

(Out 17 November on Spring Strut)

Panama Cardoon – Oye! by Panama Cardoon

Panama Cardoon – Pito by Panama Cardoon

Spring Strut is proud to present Panama Cardoon from Athens, Greece who delivers two latin heavy hitters. Oye! is a midtempo boogaloo gem with funky horns, vocals and plenty of fun. Pito fuses funk with mambo, and results in a steady rockin instrumental downtempo heater.