M.A.K.U. Soundsystem - The Mix - 7 song 12" 33rpm
M.A.K.U. Soundsystem have a unique sound and high-energy live style that combines afrobeat, jazz, funk, punk and Colombian roots into a heady cocktail that is equal parts city and jungle and could only come from New York by way of South America and the Atlantic Crossing. Their infectious vibe and eclectic approach is captured on the group’s new EP The Mix, a mutual collaboration between M.A.K.U. and Peace & Rhythm.
With seven choice dance-floor-friendly cuts making their debut on vinyl for the first time, the collection features rarities, outtakes and versions sure to please long-time fans as well as introduce newcomers to a balanced overview of what this band is about. As in previous M.A.K.U. outings these recordings manage to at once combine the electronic and the acoustic, the folkloric and the modern, the foreign and the familiar, raw and cooked, cosmic and earthly, party-oriented and thought-provoking. This is wrapped up in confidently executed packaging for an organic presentation that dovetails sublimely with the EP’s title: the colored vinyl, cover art, band photo and #immigrantbeat hash-tag handily noted on the back cover all make for a heady mix indeed!
"Punk, funk and jazz via Afro-Colombia and Queens: That's the driving and gritty energy behind New York's M.A.K.U. Sound System. Led by vocalist Liliana Conde and outfitted with horns and guitars, this raw-edged, punk-tinged band explodes with the propulsive force of traditional rhythms and urban restlessness." - NPR, Anastacia Tsioulcas
"The Mix", 7 song 33rpm colored vinyl limited edition 12", out now on Peace & Rhythm.
Cover art by Liliana Conde.
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