Man 070 | August 10, 2012

So Shifty from Hamburg, Germany have been long time associates of Man Recordings. Their remixes for Beware+Motorpitch´s „El Toro“ as well as their remix of El Dusty´s 3ball hit „K Le Pasa“ have been on heavy rotation around the world for a while and recent remixes for No Doubt, Busy Signal, I-Octane, Chan Dizzy, Popcaan, Shal Marshall and others have been popping up left, right and centre. Their high-powered sound system DJ sets are considered to rank among the most powerful shows on the current tropical bass scene.

Now it´s high time for the Nordic power duo to release an original release. It features the mighty Cuban trio Madera Limpia, who in an earlier incarnation released their seminal „Loco“ track on Man Recordings in 2008. Madera Limpia are based in Guantanamo, the infamous town home to the American war prison ( still in operation under Obama rule) and contributed an amazing song to the waist-shaking beats of So Shifty. Call it a summer hit even now that summer has already peaked – or simply a big, tropical tune that fuses Reggaeton rhythm patterns with contemporary Moombah sounds.

The EP is heavily loaded with remixes that features a wide range of tropicalists from all over the field. Man Rec boss Daniel Haaksman gave Madera Limpia a another remix treatment and with his tropical trance twist, made it ready for the clubs. Chong-X from Peru, currently considered one of the hottest remix tickets in the transglobal bass field, gave „Rumba“ a heavy Moombathon treatment, right up there with his other recent remixes for Torito Bandindo or Rawpa Crawpa. Legendary Brasilian MC/DJ and producer Edu K, Man Rec´s first released artist, returns after a two-year musical hibernation with a surprising North Brasilian / Bahian take on „Rumba“. Additionally, there´s german Club dons BassIllEuro from Stuttgart bringing „Rumba“ to the Moombahton crowds, with an uptempo version of So Shifty’s anthem. And last but not least it´s time for the Austin-based Peligrosa crew (from the blog/label/DJ-collective) to give „Rumba“ the Texas treatment.