New Hondo – El Turronero

New Hondo – El Turronero

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New Hondo – El Turronero

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New Hondo - El Turronero

Those who pay close attention to DJ Harveys sets should already be familiar with NuNorthern Souls next single a fully licensed reissue of a soughtafter promotional seveninch from legendary Spanish Flamenco singer Manuel Mancheo Pea better known as El Turronero The Nougatbr br Both Las Penas and Si Yo Volviera A Nacer have long been secret weapons in the sets of dustyfingered Balearic DJs with Harvey regularly dropping the tracks during his sessions at Pikes Hotel on the White Islebr br Both tracks first appeared on Penas album New Hondo a set that updated the then veteran Flamenco artists sound for the disco era Whereas most of his previous albums were more traditional Flamenco affairs New Hondo combined his throaty effervescent Flamenco singing style with the driving grooves swooping orchestration and spacey synthesizer sounds of European discobr br To promote the album Spanish label DB Belter pressed up a promotional featuring two of the most clubfriendly cuts on the album Its this release that is being reissued for the very first time by NuNorthern Soulbr br Aside Las Penas is undoubtedly an offkilter latenight disco classic Built around a flanged actionpacked discofunk bassline metronomic beats soaring and layered female backing vocals intergalactic synth sounds and stirring strings the track steps up a level when El Turronero takes to the microphone to belt out an infectious energetic vocal in his trademark Flamenco style Its the kind of cut thats as haunting and intoxicating as it is funky and floor friendlybr br Flipside Si You Volviera A Nacer another of New Hendos most soughtafter tracks is another unique and righteous concoction Looser groovier and warmer in tone it sees another sublime Flamenco style lead vocal from Pena accompanied by even funkier bass spiralling s synthesizer sounds sweaty drums and some seriously exotic instrumental flourishes think sitar and kalimba Its every bit as alluring as the more driving Aside and equally as playablebr br Both tracks may be unusual in comparison to the artists other releases but they expertly capture a moment in time when disco dominated dancefloors all over the world and inspired even the most traditional and historic of European musical styles Quite a number of flamencodisco records were made in Spain during the late s and early s but very few are quite as magical as thesebr br br Early DJ Supportbr br Ruf Dug UK Well nicebr br Ross Allen NTS Radio UK I love it Both sides are dope Xbr br Colleen Cosmo Murphy NTS Radio UK Sounds goodbr br Chris Coco UK This is such a classic takes me back to those sweaty nights at Mercury Rising all the DJs running round wide eyed asking each other whats this whats thisbr br Sevi Horse Meat Disco UK OH YES please Gonna be perfect for my sets in Sitges in Junebr br Bill Brewster UK Never heard of this before but its wicked really good br br Dicky Trisco UK Es una maravilla Never heard these before Wonderfully strange blend of Euro disco vibes and Flamenco Que sabrosa Las Penas has a cheeky take on I Feel Love with that Camarn style vocal riding over the top And Si Yo joins all the dots between Turkish Disco and the sounds of the Mediterranean A top class find and reissue amigo Me encanta xbr br Man Power UK Yeah These are fantastic br br Ron Basejam Crazy P UK This is wicked mate I can see why Harvey went for itbr br Pete Herbert UK Wow these are superb Not heard them before but I can picture Pikes and El Harvey dropping them Spot on and good work on releasing thembr br Mark Broadbent Sundays At Pikes Ibiza Spain I kinda like the nd track as its pretty weird with the gypsy Indian tabla thing going on butitll sell like br br br a hrefhttpsbanbantontoncomlookingforthebalearicbeatmaybonusbeatsBan Ban Ton Ton Reviewa

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