It’s been a good long while since anyone set out from Spain to conquer new territory.
506 years, to be exact.
(Pause for drumroll.)
Introducing Chus and Ceballos, perhaps the greatest duo to come out of Spain since Ferdinand and Isabella. Once upon a time (in 2001), Chus and Ceballos followed in Columbus’s footsteps, bringing their distinct sound to the New World (or, more appropriately, your 6-disc changer). Seamlessly blending House and Techno with an unmistakeable percussion beat, Chus and Ceballos pioneered a ship dubbed as “Iberican” across the wide ocean of house music to start a new colony of artists and producers dedicated to a tribal way of life. Hard work toiling the land earned them residencies at the top clubs in the world, including Stereo Montreal, Pacha NYC, Space Miami and many others. (Sans tomahawks.)
And now, a decade after their first collaboration, Chus and Ceballos are set to release a new 2-disc set entitled Back on Tracks, vol 2. A follow-up to last year’s Back on Tracks, this installment promises a feast of vocals, cowbells, frequencies and pitch modulations more intense than those at your family's Thanksgiving dinner. Consisting of a mixed DJ set worthy enough to cast a net over other live music events, CD1 contains remixes of some of the past year’s favorite tracks, including John Shelvin’s Take me to Space, and Big Black Boot’s Vibrate. CD2 contains 11-tracks in an unmixed format that represent the best of what Chus and Ceballos are doing in the studio. Making history, that is.
What's better than this? Columbus returning home to find the half of his duo wearing a merkin.
Back on Tracks will be out July 19, 2011 on Nervous Records.
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CD1: MIXED CD
01. Nader Razdar & Matthew Codek - Alegria
02. Big Black Boot - Vibrate 2011 (Zoltan Koltan & Jerome Robins Tech Funk Mix)
03. Hector Couto - Naianea (Soul Of Life Remix)
04. Elio Riso - Todo Todo (Original Mix)
05. John Shelvin - Take Me To Space (DJ Chus NYC Edit)
06. DJ Chus, David Herrero - Nicaragua (Original Mix)
07. Louie Corrales - Ituri (Original Mix)
08. CamelPhat - Amor de Trompeta (Original Mix)
09. Rene Amesz - Worthless TV (Original Mix)
10. Emil de Moreau & Danito - Santana (Original Mix)
11. Jon Rundell - Thugs (Original Mix)
12. Marcos Baiano - Green lights (Pablo Ceballos B.O.T Edit)
13. Supernova - Bangin (Original Mix)
14. Gabe, Marcelo V.O.R - Maracatumara (Flute Mix)
15. The Machine - Shake (Original Mix)
16. Dr. Kucho, Adonis Alvarez - La Noche Se Ha Puesto Triste
CD2: UNMIXED CD - CHUS + CEBALLOS ESSENTIAL SELECTION
1. DJ Chus & David Penn feat. Cevin Fisher - Libres Para Siempre (Zonum & Toni Bali Mix)
2. Chus + Ceballos - Afrika (Coyu Remix)
3. Oscar G - I'm Moving On (Chus+Ceballos Vocal Mix)
4. Chus + Ceballos - Iberican Sound (DJ Simi Mix)
5. Chus + Ceballos - Echoes From Doruma (Pirupa Remix)
6. Rob Mirage - Organico (Original Mix)
7. Supernova feat. Kevin Saunderson - Beat Me Back
8. DJ Boris - The Drums (DJ Chus Iberican Remix)
9. Mike Cruz - Movin' Up (Carlos Fauvrelle Remix)
10. Louie Corrales - Music Is My Life (Corrales Vocal Mix)