Herb Records to Include Musical Works of Congo Sanchez
Herb Records 2013, which will be officially released on November 5, 2013, includes the musical works of Congo Sanchez, Hydrophonics, and Groove Status. Their complementary skills and sounds are compiled into a 40 minute mix - bringing the vibe of the Herb Records collective to your eardrums for the first time. This organic approach to studio production pays homage to classic downtempo, trip/hip-hop, and dub reggae, with a modern blend of moombah, dance, and world-funk rhythms. This compilation sets the tone for the launch of Herb Records, the music label founded by Congo Sanchez.
Congo's time touring and recording with Thievery Corporation has had an incredible influence on his sound; his multifaceted experiences shine through the aesthetic delivered in this mix. His new sounds accentuate his drumming roots, showing a progression into a percussion-heavy mix for the dance floor. Hydrophonics, an experienced producer and live-looping genius, adds a crisp layer of consistently fresh sounds and urban-inspired beats. His track, "Sunrise," is an awakening introduction to the mix. Groove Status is a master of all that is funky, with a groove-hop flavor that adds a smooth bounce to electronic dance tunes. His first track enters the mix at about twelve minutes in, with a sexy vibe that lives up to its name, "Love Sauce." The three artists together make up the high-grade sound that is Herb Records.
You can catch the whole collective DJing and performing live for "Pura Vibra" at Tropicalia, in Washington D.C. on October 25, 2013. This November, Congo will be joined by Hydrophonics for his East coast tour, and will continue into the West coast later in the month - refer to the listing below to find a show near you.
Congo Sanchez, Hydrophonics, and Groove Status @Tropicalia, 2001 14th st NW DC
Congo Sanchez and Hydrophonics @NUBLU, 62 ave.C New York, NY
Congo Sanchez and Hydrophonics @Wonderbar, 186 Harvard Ave Allston, MA
Congo Sanchez and Hydrophonics @Thirsty Moose, 21 Congress St. Portsmouth, NH
Congo Sanchez with DJ Castro (#PURAVIBRA DJ set) @Tropicalia, 2001 14 st. NW DC
Congo Sanchez with Crooked Thunder @Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. Denver, CO
@Animas City Theater, 128 E. College Drive Druango, CO
@Fly Me to The Moon Cafe, 136 E. Colorado Ave. Telluride, CO
Congo Sanchez (DJ set)
@Urban Lounge 241 S 500th E Salt Lake City,UT
@Bellagio Resort (Private Event) 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV
@Typhoon Saloon, 1165 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA
Congo Sanchez LIVE PERCUSSION with I&I Vibration Soundsystem @Skylark, 3089 16th st. San Francisco, CA
Congo Sanchez (DJ set)
@Pacific Coast Brewing, 906 Washington St. Oakland, CA
Congo Sanchez with Afrolicious
@Elbo Room 647 Valencia St San Fransisco, CA
@Shanachie Pub, 50 S. Main st. Willits, CA
Congo Sanchez (Live in Studio) @Banana Stand Media, Portland OR