Grant Phabao & The Jays - The Going Is Tough (Adrian Quesada Remix)

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We first discovered Adrian Quesada through his releases with Austin latin funk bands Brownout or Grupo Fantasma, and through the unique afro'n'latin vibes of Ocote Soul Sounds, his project with Martin Perna from Antibalas. In 2010, Paris DJs published a special introductory mix about him, "Adrian Quesada's Spring Reverb", following the release of his (new) Echocentrics project on Ubiquity Records. Grant Phabao already did 7 remixes of some Adrian Quesada productions: 3 for Ocote Soul Sounds, 2 for Brownout (including one just finished from the new album "Oozy"), and 2 for The Echocentrics (just released on Ubiquity Records). On the other side of the Atlantic, Adrian Quesada remixed some of Grant Phabao Jamaican productions, starting with this reggae one drop from Channel One veterans The Jays, dressed with deep latin-funk grooves for a rare Jamaica/Texas meeting rather unheard until then. We can only hope this remix swap axis between Austin, Texas and Paris, France will lead one day to a collaborative album project between those two psychedelic groove masters...

Out now :
Brownout - Oozy - CD, 2012 / Nat Geo Music
Brownout - Flaximus / I Won't Lie - limited 7 inch, 2012 / Kept Records
Grant Phabao & The Jays - Don't Sell Your Soul / Zion Holy Place (Jazz Version)- Limited 7 inch, 2009 / T.I.M.E.C.

Coming out november 2012 :
Grant Phabao & The Jays - Stepping Up In Time - Digital album, 2012 / Paris DJs


from Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International, released October 24, 2012
Written by Lloyd Forest
Composed by Fabien Préaux aka Grant Phabao



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