Ozomatli ft. Chali 2Na & Cut Chemist: Libertad

A happy reunion now, as Ozomatli return with a brand new single, along with two of their much-loved original members. When their eponymous debut LP was released back in 1998, Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na and Cut Chemist, both played a big part in both the project’s music and its cross genre appeal.
They were absent from subsequent releases and I think from my point of view, none of the other albums ever really reached the levels of that debut. But now the Latin sextet are back with Libertad, featuring the two J5 favourites, as well as a band that sounds tighter than ever – shouts to the bass player in particular. No word on a new album as yet, but hopefully this is a sign that more new music is on the horizon.

Cut Chemist ft. Edan & Mr. Lif: Siesta (Demo)

Bit of treat here, thanks to Cut Chemist releasing this demo from his 2006 LP The Audience’s Listening. What became the psych rock tinted Storm, started out as the funky break laden Siesta. I’m a bit of an Edan nerd, so things like this tend to get me slightly more hyped than they probably should do, but hearing how the creative process evolves is always interesting to me anyway.