Rafi El – Tra Ba
Here’s a little West Coast sunshine for you hardcore Brooklyn heads! Producer/rapper Rafi El brings you his new track TRA BA off his upcoming Fall 2013 full-length album. It features three remixes spinning the original production into different spheres, touching Afro-Latin, cumbia shuffle, funky horns and much more. The new EP is coming out on Dutty Artz, New York’s forward thinking global bass label run by Matt Shadetek, DJ /rupture and Chief Boima.
Last but not least and highly recommended > Released earlier in 2013, “La Diferencia” is Rafi El’s unique re-envisioning of the classic South Central LA gangsta anthem, “What’s the Difference” from Dr. Dre’s 2001 album. Dre’s G-Funk brass lines get rebuilt as Mexican banda blasts, Rafi El raps in Spanish over the top, and moombahton beats bounce around like pinballs. It’s the best Dr. Dre homage we’ve ever heard. En serio. No Joke.