DJ LUBI Review on "Oye"
is one of London's best exponents of NuYorican-style bugaloo".John
Lewis, Mon Aug 21/06
SOUL and R'n'B REVIEWS
feelgood album containing all things Latin, boogaloo, funk
and soul. Whichever piece you choose will have you dancing
and shaking in the aisles, so just put the Cd on and groove.
My personal faves are the opener De Todo, with its hook
and added bit of funk. Muchacha with its rougher jazzier
edginess. And the title track Tremendo Boogaloo, because
that is exactly what it is. Great Stuff.
MANTECA spread their wings right across the nu-latino diaspora:
boogaloo, latin funk, cumbia hip hop, descarga-house - you
name it. Let's put it thus: if I were ever to get married
again (don't hold your collective breaths....) this would
be the reception band.
They packed the place not only with the 'regular' LV dancers,
but also with peeps whose tastes veer more to the moderno.
Funny thing was, these two usually-mutually-exclusive posses
seemed to be actually ENJOYING EACH OTHER'S COMPANY! Takes
a damn good band to achieve that effect. But that's Manteca
for you. Like all the bands who grace us with their presence,
we're more than happy to provide y'all with the necessary
contact details for MANTECA - these things are too good
to keep to oneself. Just E us at the website and we'll drop
the necessary science. Review
by DJ John Armstrong.
MAGAZINE - 2/5/2005
new live funky Salsa affair from the finest Latin musicians
of London, guaranteed to induce all manner of heel-stamping
and handclapping among the throng. Throw in an “Olé”
if you’re that way inclined, some twat usually does."
Manteca : tremendo boogaloo / pa'lante (Freestyle) Problems
getting the ladies on the dancefloor? Trust me - what you
need is need a strong dose of PURE LATIN SOUL! A shot of
hard latin is sure to spice up any party and this record
does the job - two sides of south-of-the-border boogaloo
for the ultimate git down!
Manteca : tremendo boogaloo / pa'lante (Freestyle) Top latin
dancefloor action from the Freestyle label on limited seven
inch. The last Freestyle seven vanished after a couple of
days, so hanging about would not be recommended! Two killer
dancefloor latin jazz tracks on here that would get even
the most stubborn wallflower shaking their hips like they
were leading the Rio carnival.www.fatcity.co.uk
Manteca : tremendo boogaloo / pa'lante (Freestyle) Amazing
Nu-Latino 7", sounds like your old JOE BATAAN, WILLIE BOBO
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Manteca : tremendo boogaloo / pa'lante (Freestyle) Two straight
up latin cuts here as freestyle continue their seven inch
assault: tremendo boogaloo is a slinky samba that doubles
up on percusion midway through to light up the dancefloor
with robust horns and honky tonk piano joined by chanted
vocals, on the flip "pa'lante" is a frenetic piano lead