ALEX FIGUEIRA - PLATANITO / GUACUCO
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ALEX FIGUEIRA

PLATANITO / GUACUCO

PLATANITO / GUACUCO
Release date: 13/12/19
genre: Afro / Afrobeat
Format: 5" / 7" / 10"
€9.65
ALEX FIGUEIRA - PLATANITO / GUACUCO

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2 Sides of fused organic dancefloor sounds. Hot Little 45...limited editions.
When it's gone...it's gone!

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Music With Soul strikes again with a Double Sider Dancefloor Stormer!! You are not even 30 seconds in and you are already asking yourself what the hell you are hearing. That is precisely the effect the label wants to induce with their releases. Welcome to the Music With Soul congregation.

“Platanito” is an uncompromised crossover between classic 70’s Heavy Funk, Ghanian / Nigerian Highlife, Angolan Semba and Venezuelan culinary traditions: the only lyrics on the song emphatically celebrating two of the most popular delicacies in the country: “Platano Frito” (Fried Plantain) with “Guasacaca” (a traditional green sauce made mostly out of avocados, pepper and celery. Try it and get hooked). Mouth watering indeed, just like the song paying it homage. Watch the dancefloor reach boiling point after the tension built up during the break gets released with an outburst of Dikanza - led extra grooviness that will let no shoes stay in contact with the ground.

In typical Music With Soul fashion, the other side carries another burner of equal proportions, so you can freely decide what you want to call side A or B.

“Guacuco” refers to a Venezuelan sea food delight, said to have extraordinary aphrodisiac properties and usually sold across the many coastal towns in the country.
Featuring a prominent place for the beloved Steel Drum, this great instrumental incorporates a fairly healthy dose of African and Brazilian percussion, acoustic and heavily Wah’ed electric guitars, all elements meticulously colliding until the improbable grand finale, when you will see yourself finally reaching that gorgeous caribbean beach you’ve been travelling to, welcomed by the frenzy of a Batucada block and a generous dose of Guacuco, closing your eyes to enjoy the mild breeze of the late afternoon to then open them and find that astonishing soundset right in f

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