Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Los Angeles Negros

I apologize for not posting more frequently. I haven't been working lately so my posting should be more frequent, but I often find myself busy with nothing. Today, I do not find myself too busy to share with you a track from Los Angeles Negros. Los Angeles Negros are pretty well known amongst record collectors and producers mainly for their "moody loops". You can always count on a Los Angeles Negros album to include some great dark guitar on top of a nice slow rhythm section. Diplo used one of their tracks on his AEIOU vol. 2 mix. Today, I'm sharing the track "El Rey y Yo" (The King and I). I don't think it has anything to do with the Yul Brenner vehicle that my grandparents are so familiar with. I may be wrong though because I haven't really seen the movie. From what I can figure out with my elementary Spanish, the song is about a king who isn't happy because he has a bunch of money but no love. But, hey, the lyrics of this song are not what everyone is after. It's that tremendous head nodding break at the beginning that captures most people's attention. It's been sampled a few times, but that's not really important to me. I'm more interested in the strength of the vocalist. Listen to him belt out that chorus with those drums chugging right along as the guitar just kind of accents everything. Enjoy.

El Rey y Yo by Los Angeles Negros from Y Volveré


Blogger Cosmo said...

nice post man. never heard this track before, im gonna have to seek out the LP



2:44 AM  
Blogger Cosmo said...

thanks for the add man!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

good stuff...keep it coming!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous o-nice said...

nice find for sure, K > for sample spotters, the Beasties looped this track, too, on Hello Nasty...

great posts lately!

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I just happened to stumble across your blog here, and I noticed you have weird (great)stuff up. Los Angeles Negros, Novelty Rap & Gospel records all on the same page?! Ha, ha, ha! Greatness! Would you happen to know of anymore tracks with latin ballad samples? Please email me at mexicanseafoodstain@yahoo.com Thanks!

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see Los Angeles Negros getting shine. I stumbled upon your blog searching for them. I actually grew up listening to them and proudly own a lot of what they've put out (ok...my Dad passed them down to me...but it's still the come up!) Anyway, dig your blog.

So I know Sage Francis, Funk Doobiest, Diplo, Jay-Z, DJ Nobody have sampled them...anyone else?!

Email me! I'm making my Dad a CD! :)


PS. I'm in SF, too and your Mission & Highland blog is HILARIOUS!


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