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Lens Records is a Chicago based record label created to help support and distribute the works of artists who prefer to work with a smaller, artist driven label. The label has released a variety of work in different genres including ambient, experimental, dark ambient, electronic, rock, modern classical, electroacoustic and field recordings...
"Very impressively compiles the most fervent experimentalists on the island together with some one-off, leftfield recordings." - Exclaim!
An unprecedented combination of socialism and artistic freedom flourished during the mid-years of Castro's Cuba, enabling musicians to create an innovative body of music based on traditional styles like those made famous by the Buena Vista Social Club. Si, Para Usted captures the spirit of this time. The music ranges from son, beat, jazz, and funk, and abounds with psychedelic influences, electronic experimentation, and a heavy dose of soul. Communist funk may seem unlikely, but here it is.
Si, Para Usted was lovingly compiled by Dan Zacks of Waxing Deep Radio in response to massive listener demand for the Cuban music played on his show. Outside of the Waxing Deep archive, the bulk of funky Cuban music is virtually unobtainable. Cuban recordings were never widely distributed and few have been reissued. Almost all of the tracks were re-mastered from the original tapes kept by the Cuban government in a dusty Havana warehouse. Wanna learn more? We got the scoop on the story behind the comp. Check it! Sanction This: A Short History of Communist Funk.
1. Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Neuvo- Son A Propulsión
mp3!! 2. Irakere- Bacalao Con Pan
3. Los Van Van- Y no le conviene
mp3!! 4. Los Reyes '73- Adeoey
5. Combo Tiempos Nuevos- De La Fiesta La Mejor
6. Grupo Monumental- Si, Para Usted
7. Los Tainos- Amor Mio
8. Ricardo Eddy Martinez- Tambo Iya
mp3!! 9. Orquesta Riverside- En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes
mp3!! 10. Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Neuvo- Y Viva La Felicidad
11. Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Neuvo- Rompe Cocorioco
12. Los 5-U-4- Baila, Ven Y Baila
13. Síntesis- Con La Luz De La Mañana
14. Jorge Reyes- Pocito 11
15. Grupo Los Yoyi- El Fino
16. Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC- Sondeando
17. Mirtha Y Raul- Casina Y Epidecus