Music of the Week

Posted by Jake on 31st January 2017

A lot of people ask me if they can find the music we play, so I thought I'd share a few tracks we played last night to find out what you think.  Get logged in to the website and have your say in the comments!

You can find the music we play on Spotify in our funky StreetSalsa, and pure Stylish Salsa playlists.  Whether it's salsa or not, the music we play is great for dancing with a partner.  But there's loads in those lists, so let's pick a few out for the week!

I've also put the tracks in a Spotify playlist for convenience, I'll swap them out each time I do another post like this.  StreetSalsa Music of the Week on Spotify, why not give it a follow!

Human Loss & Gain - Bajka, Radio Utopia (Club de Belugas)

This has been a favourite for a while now, remixed by Club de Belugas - a European Nujazz band with influences as diverse as Brazilian Beats, Swing and American Black Soul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7ynLf8D0yg

Soledad - La-33

Cracking Salsa Dura beats from La-33.  Salsa Dura, or hard salsa, is the type of salsa made popular in the 70s which emphasises the instrumental parts of the music over the vocals. That said, the vocals in this track are great!  La 33 are a Colombian salsa band founded in 2001 and widely regarded in the Salsa Dura scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLznpUGX1Pw

For What It's Worth - Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66

Sérgio Mendes is a Brazilian musician, perhaps most widely known for re-recording his hit 'Mas Que Nada' with the Black Eyed Peas.  In this track he covers Buffalo Springfield's song 'For What It's Worth', with his group Brasil '66 - totally flipping the track with his Jazz / Funk sounds.  But can you hit the awesome stops?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oHamg_dOlk

Hurricane Season - Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty, is an American musician, producer, and actor.  He combines influences of Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop.  But his defining sound is definitely the horns - trombone and trumpet.  The horn stabs in this are great for accenting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0x1zzQBeX0

Play - Moonlight Breakfast

Definitely a swing influence to this one, but also influences of Soul, Electro, Beat, and Nu-Jazz.  I personally dance a kind of Swing / Salsa mix to this one, leaning on the moves and feeling that's common to both dances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QwKgIeNzkw

If you really dig this post, I'll make sure to do it each week and put the spotlight on the diverse range of music that we play!

What do you think?  Which tracks do you really like?  Should I post up some tracks each week?  Let me know in the comments...

By Jake

Nearly a decade ago, I resolved to run a salsa night the way I thought it should be run and the idea for StreetSalsa was born.  The rest as they say is history..

I've made some of the best friends you could wish for through dancing, and want to share what a life-changing experience dance can be.

By Stig on 5th November 2017 at 22:27

Hi music fans,

a pity you seemed to do a one off Music Tip. The idea is a sound one and for me personally gives me an insite into other music to dance to. I dance salsa, swing, merenga, a bit of kizomba ( or kizumba) and bachata.

thanks fro the tips anyway.

Stig

By Jake on 5th November 2017 at 22:40

Started doing this as a post, then decided it would be better on Spotify. Now over 200 tracks to listen to on our StreetSalsa playlist!

https://open.spotify.com/user/11143525711/playlist/49envC1JBD0D73CpXb9GD4?si=_xWZ-dElQxOhuGZ-soDPZg