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LUCHITO: Dap Walk b/w NESTOR ALVAREZ: El Barrio (Vinyl 7″)

It might be the middle of the winter but it’s Latin funk o’clock at the record label that never sleeps (a.k.a Original Gravity) who are all ready to ensure you cop some tropical retro heat on a new 45 featuring Luchito’s funky sal-soul-style cover of Ernie And The Top Notes’ Nawlins funk classic Dap Walk by way of an A-side. Dope as this is, it’s run close by the flip – Nestor Alvarez’ minimal uptempo heater El Barrio which strips things back to horns and rhythm and eventually to just an insane drum break that goes on for so long, no breaker could be left unpleased. All together now, “Oigan, levántense hermanos, no se sienten ahí con la cabeza colgando/ Oigan, levántense hermanos, sé que el gueto los tiene deprimidos!”
(Pre-order now/ Ships February on Original Gravity Records)

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