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La Pina Madura (feat Quantic) - (9:34) 114 BPM
Review: Abelardo Carbono must be one of Colombia's most legendary artists, particularly for championing the sound of "champeta", a guitar-led style that has come to represent the South American country and its music. The Names You Can Trust imprint comes through with a glorious one-tracker by Carbono himself, alongside his 'Grupo' and, unsurprisingly, the masterful modern production of Quantic. "La Pina Madura" is a beast of a track, all built with percussive glory and the fiery South American zest that is made all the more effective by Quantic's post-production work. Slightly off-kilter and irregular in its shapes, this is undoubtedly a single that you will want to bust out this summer. Blazing hot!
NYCT 7038
11 May 18
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Ni Chicha Ni Limonada - (2:37) 74 BPM
   
Cumbia Con Sabor - (2:44) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7025
15 Jul 16
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Ni Chicha Ni Limonada - (2:37) 74 BPM
   
Cumbia Con Sabor - (2:44) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7025
24 Jun 16
International
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Norwegian Wood - (3:50) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Darker Shade Of Black - (4:51) 85 BPM
NYCT 7037
16 Mar 18
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Cumbia Yerba Buena - (3:43) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cumbia Chacarera - (3:29) 117 BPM
Review: Aillacara 2743 is a Chilean-French multi-instrumentalist, not to mention one of the hottest turntablists out there at the moment and "Cumbia Yerba Buena" is his ode to South American music. Starting from its dusty drum work which just sweeps its way through the whole track, it then gives us some off-the-wall melodics via his many different instruments. "Cumbia Chacarera" is bumpier and more broken up than the first but for what it lacks in linearity, it certainly makes up for with some of the most interesting drum arrangements we've heard this year - TIP!
NYCT 7010
11 Feb 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Cumbia Yerba Buena - (3:43) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cumbia Chacarera - (3:29) 117 BPM
Played by: CAYETANO
NYCT 7010
11 Feb 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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La Verdad - (4:22) 134 BPM
   
Esperando - (3:13) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7041
24 Aug 18
International
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Caminando Sobre Huesos - (5:34) 106 BPM
   
Llorar? Llorar?s - (3:31) 75 BPM
NYCT 7061
01 May 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Murder She Wrote - (4:09) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Don Dada - (3:53) 95 BPM
BRAS 2
15 Nov 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Ocupai - (3:25) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kalimba - (4:24) 60 BPM
NYCT 7017
28 Apr 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Why Yu Nuh - (3:45) 77 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Why Yu Nuh (version) - (3:51) 77 BPM
NYCT 7013
07 Oct 13
Classics/Ska
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Escudo De Tambo - (6:18) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pa' San Juan De Uraba - (4:24) 131 BPM
Review: Bullerengue is a tradition that originated in the Caribbean region of Colombia. It is through the drums, chants, and dances that knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation. It is also a lifestyle: a way to celebrate festivities and the African legacy in Colombia. Bulla en el Barrio was born in New York City as a way to continue a learning process that started back in Baranquilla, Colombia. It culminated with the arrival of lead singer Carolina Oliveros to the city in 2013, and her connection with a tight-knit group of local Colombian musicians. They began to fill parks and other public places with the sounds of their home country to a small audience. The tradition of El Bullrengue is at the core of Bulla's process, and in the case of these recordings, you will hear two examples ("Fandango"/"Chalupa") of the three different rhythmic structures that make up the sound. From the beginning of Bulla, the group has since transformed into a community of over 12 active members who all share a strong sense of connection to their roots - and a consciousness of their ancestors.
NYCT 7032
16 Jun 17
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Por La Vida - (4:20) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Miri - (3:54) 52 BPM
NYCT 7043
14 Sep 18
International
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El Chacho - (4:44) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
La Camisola - (4:01) 154 BPM
   
Mi Machete - (4:34) 103 BPM
NYCT 7022
15 Jan 16
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Pajaro - (5:31) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tamborero - (3:29) 159 BPM
   
Frio Severo - (3:19) 65 BPM
   
Combo Chimbita - (3:27) 134 BPM
NYCT 7030
28 Oct 16
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Atlantico - (2:42) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Canto Del Sol - (3:49) 86 BPM
NYCT 7039
18 May 18
International
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The Sieve & The Sand (Part 1) - (2:12) 69 BPM
   
The Sieve & The Sand (Part 2) - (2:35) 65 BPM
   
The Sieve & The Sand (extended mix) - (4:38) 68 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7049
15 Mar 19
Classics/Ska
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El Secreto Del Metalero - (3:57) 131 BPM
   
Chicharron Peluo - (4:29) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7058
11 Oct 19
International
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Bate Quebrao - (2:53) 146 BPM
   
Libre Para Amar - (3:57) 50 BPM
   
Los Envidiosos - (4:37) 70 BPM
   
El Secreto Del Metalero - (5:33) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
El Chichero - (6:42) 57 BPM
   
Pa' Choroni - (4:26) 60 BPM
   
La Arrugona - (7:44) 75 BPM
NYCTLP 04
20 Mar 20
International
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La Cumbia Perdida (original mix) - (4:02) 113 BPM
   
La Cumbia Perdida (Tahira Afro-Cumbia remix) - (4:16) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The third in a series of releases from the Names You Can Trust label that seeks to update cumbia for modern listeners - this time helmed by Argentinean producer Doctor Stereo. Keeping things rootsy and live-sounding, the good Doctor puts a Latin piano out front over an itchy modern take on that distinctive cumbia rhythm, done this time in a more sequenced, electroid way. Tahira's Afro-Cumbia mix makes greater use of that infectious rhythm, almost resembling a slowed-down techno beat with added funk guitars and bass floating through the mix. A great idea that's nicely rendered over these two tracks.
NYCT 7007
04 Jul 11
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La Cumbia Perdida (original mix) - (4:02) 113 BPM
   
La Cumbia Perdida (Tahiras Afro-Cumbia remix) - (4:16) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7007
11 Jul 11
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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El Combo Chimbita - "Puro Show" - (3:52) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - "Puro Rock" - (3:39) 107 BPM
NYCT 7016
07 Apr 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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La Cosecha - (4:40) 73 BPM
   
El Camotal - (4:56) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7036
02 Mar 18
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In This Life - (3:23) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In This Life (version) - (3:23) 70 BPM
NYCT 7028
28 Oct 16
Roots/Lovers Rock
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Unconvention - (3:40) 131 BPM
   
Ika - (4:42) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Having recently collaborated with Brit producer Quantic, and before that Mad Professor, Colombian cumbia and roots troupe Frente Cumbiero merge raw, funky psychedelia with Balkan riffage on the excellently madcap "Unconvention". Add to that the even more out-there Moog vs alto sax drama of the riotous "Ika" and you have an extremely unusual yet adorable pair of tunes indeed.
NYCT-7008
12 Mar 12
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Pitchito - (4:05) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ananas Tornillo - (4:00) 107 BPM
NYCT-7005
26 Oct 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Intro - (0:56) 140 BPM
   
Pepita Stew - (5:05) 101 BPM
   
C's Thing - (1:15) 92 BPM
   
Over Easy's - (4:05) 110 BPM
   
Greenwood Groove - (5:21) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Secret Stash - (0:53) 143 BPM
   
Aristocratic Bad Boy - (3:50) 83 BPM
NYCT 120001
07 May 07
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Cumbia Kikuchi - (3:39) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Regresar A Cali - (3:48) 102 BPM
NYCT-7004
01 Nov 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Intro - (0:56) 140 BPM
   
Pepita Stew - (5:05) 102 BPM
   
Cs Thing - (1:15) 92 BPM
   
Over Easys - (4:05) 110 BPM
   
Greenwood Groove - (5:21) 112 BPM
   
Secret Stash - (0:53) 143 BPM
   
Aristocratic Bad Boy - (3:50) 83 BPM
NYCT 12001
13 Jun 11
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NYCT 7050
17 May 19
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Salsa Verde - (4:12) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pachanga Pistola - (3:17) 94 BPM
Played by: Funk Ferret
NYCT 7003
01 Dec 08
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Oye (dub) - (4:41) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cubano (dub) - (4:45) 136 BPM
NONAMES-01
05 Nov 09
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Cumbia Kikuchi - (3:39) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Regresar A Cali - (3:48) 102 BPM
NYCT-7004
04 Oct 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Puerto Rico - (3:12) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Colombia - (3:22) 120 BPM
Review: Comprising Monk One and E's E, GRC are back with their second excursion into Latin breaks with these two new tracks. "Puerto Rico" adds some sublime beats to a brass-filled Merengue heater, with some really sophisticated reverb touches on the sampled drums, while "Colombia" repeats the pattern, adding thumping kicks to a cha-cha 'n' accordion backing. Fun South American beats for any occasion.
NONAMES-02
25 Apr 11
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - "Guajira '78" - (3:44) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
GRC vs Luz Mob - "Tabaco Y Ron" - (4:04) 104 BPM
NYCT-7002LTD
14 Jan 08
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - "Hollywood Thing" - (4:39) 113 BPM
   
Midnight Lab Band - "Time Waits For No Man" - (6:06) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT-WHITE01
05 May 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - "Tabaco Y Ron" (TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio rework) - (4:40) 111 BPM
   
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - "Guajira '78" (Colman Brothers remix) - (3:11) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - "Secret Stash" (Fumaca Jazz remix) - (6:26) 140 BPM
   
Midnight Lab Band - "The Forgotten Chant" (Los Fulanos revisited) - (5:38) 127 BPM
   
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - "Salsa Verde" (Dusty remix) - (4:47) 110 BPM
   
Midnight Lab Band - "TNT Breeze" (Spinnerty remix) - (3:38) 97 BPM
   
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - "Tabaco Y Ron" (TM Juke Party Breaks version) - (3:44) 110 BPM
   
Midnight Lab Band - "Twilight" (DJ DRM remix - reprisee) - (5:54) 113 BPM
NYCT-LP 01
13 Mar 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Noche Triler - (3:58) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Montame En La Tormenta - (5:37) 96 BPM
NYCT 7023
23 Oct 15
International
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Part 1 - Bienvenida - (4:40) 123 BPM
   
Part 2 & 3 - Descenso / Abra - (13:30) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Part 4 - Visiones - (4:03) 150 BPM
   
Part 5 - Ofrenda - (6:49) 125 BPM
   
Part 6 - Dividuacion - (8:01) 92 BPM
Review: La Mecanica Popular is the sound that is coming out of the more traditional house and techno equation, filtering through on our charts with a tropical edge that merges just about all the facets of world-dance music possible! Peruvian, Colombian, Cuban, and North American influences are blended up and served to you on a platter, via the currently unstoppable Names You Can Trust label. There are six parts here, all of them showcasing something to do with the carnival atmosphere, at times speeding up into high-tech percussion or otherwise offering moody, seductive waves of pseudo-balearica. In a nutshell, this is the very best of what contemporary world-dance has to offer. 10/10.
NYCTLP 03
13 Apr 18
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La Paz Del Freak - (3:25) 104 BPM
   
Ella Le Decia - (3:40) 146 BPM
   
Guajiro - (3:29) 110 BPM
   
Se Que Me Olvidaste - (3:09) 87 BPM
   
Arbol - (3:24) 126 BPM
   
Muy Distinto - (3:49) 86 BPM
   
Milagro - (3:25) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
La Tragaespadas - (4:27) 100 BPM
   
Se Que Me Olvidaste (alternate version) - (3:10) 87 BPM
NYCTLP 02
18 Nov 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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La Paz Del Freak - (3:25) 105 BPM
   
Guajiro - (3:29) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Names You Can Trust's recent interest in all things Hispanic has proved particularly fruitful, and has possibly reached its peak with the self-proclaimed 'psychedelic salsa' collective, La Mencanica Popular. Their trippy sound is entrenched in 1970s salsa dura, but more otherworldly; "Paz Del Freak' sounds like a crazy 1960s Mexican film soundtrack, recorded at an open air cinema whilst aliens are overheard listening in, while "Guajiro" on the other hand is a spacey salsa semi-instrumental drowned in radio interference and feedback.
NYCT 7011
06 May 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Rufar Dos Tamborins - (4:34) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Caminho De Minas - (2:56) 119 BPM
Review: LascaMao are an eight-man strong Brazilian ensemble that can boast to having legendary percussionist Robertinho Silva amongst their ranks. This two-track single features the heavy Afro-Latin drum freakout "Rufar Dos Tamborins" and the dense jungle chants of "Caminho De Minas". More quality stuff from Names You Can Trust!
NYCT-7012
08 Jul 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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El Chanta - (4:07) 70 BPM
   
El Tiburon De Ruben - (2:44) 131 BPM
   
Monstro Come Guira - (3:30) 52 BPM
   
La Banera - (3:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7046
16 Nov 18
International
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Batazo Batero - (4:58) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bolillo, Baqueta Y Tombo - (5:04) 100 BPM
Review: Two delicious freeform rhythm jams from the heart of Bogota; Los Propios Bateros (AKA drummer and percussionist Pedro Ojeda) is the result of a deep documentary project that plots the rhythmic thread through the Americas as a cast of Columbian's next generation musicians explore the national legacy of descraga and pornpo across two warm and seductive improvisations; "Batazo Batero" swoons with a little light jazz in its step while "Bolillo, Baqueta Y Tombo" is more of a loose funk riff that writhes in and out of the tight staccato trumpet riff. Sublime as always from Names You Can Trust.
NYCT 7034
01 Sep 17
International
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Culebra Coral - (2:39) 90 BPM
   
Contra Tambor - (3:29) 67 BPM
NYCT 7056
06 Dec 19
International
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Lalango - (3:36) 74 BPM
   
Republica Federal De Malphino - (3:29) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7027
05 Aug 16
International
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Cumbealo! - (3:06) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bu-Ga-Luz - (2:15) 128 BPM
NYCT- 7021
06 Jul 15
Funk
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Escuchen El Grito (edit) - (4:18) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sostengan Al Ángel (instrumental) - (4:09) 123 BPM
Review: In these times of austerity and dwindling returns, it's always exciting to find a record label that's willing to take risks and mix it up a little. Names You Can Trust is fast becoming one of those labels. After previously impressing with reggae disco, funk, Afrobeat and instrumental hip-hop, here they turn their attention to the world of wonky Latino beats. Both "Escuchen El Grito" and "Sostengan Al Angel" sound like they were played, recorded and produced on a boat moored somewhere off the coast of Mexico. That's no criticism, mind; the looseness of the beats, keys and guitars gives both tracks a genuinely unique feel. Delightfully wobbly.
NYCT-7009
04 Jun 12
Funk
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Lamento Calavera (feat Los Maravillosos) - (3:49) 71 BPM
   
El Faraon Miente - (4:01) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NYCT 7018
11 Jul 14
International
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La Policia - (4:18) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Poema Del Salsero Resentido - (3:55) 86 BPM
NYCT 7047
02 Nov 18
International
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