The Kevin Fingier Collective - Latin Dynamite / El Basement
Cat No. AJX556S
Format: 7” 45 (LIMITED)
Release Date: 11th December 2020
After the outstanding success of the first single, the Argentinian producer Kevin Fingier is back with a must-have instrumental double sider.
A-Side presents 'Latin Dynamite', an explosive tune which could have been the soundtrack of Ramsey Lewis and Mongo Santamaría visiting Soho together around mid 60s. It's a perfect mix of Mod Jazz and Boogaloo with a very cinematic feel. On the B side we have the obscure and groovy 'El Basement', a stunning R&B dancer with a killer flute solo and a screaming Hammond.
"Great track, it adds some fresh sounds to the original Boogaloo and I loved it" - Joe Bataan
This single presents the first experience of the band recording using a Tascam reel to reel tape in El Parral studios in Buenos Aires. Kevin was able to experiment with 60's recording techniques and equipment such as the legendary microphone RCA 77DX as used in many of the recordings we enjoy for the 50's and 60's. This record shows the vision behind Fingier Records, an Acid Jazz Records subsidiary, which claimed from the beginning 'Underground Soul, R&B, Boogaloo and Raw Funk'. Speaking about the label Kevin states "I don't want this label to be something strict, I want to explore the whole universe around Soul music, what happened before and after, and what happened at that same time, when people from other countries such as Puerto Rico, Brazil or Nigeria mixed their cultural music with Soul, Jazz and Funk.