Mambo Jazz Del Pito

A 2 track latin soul single (7m 32s) — released November 19th 2012 on Breakin Bread

Breakin Bread are back on the tropical tip with a nod to Latin America from Chris Read and Captain Planet. This 7" is guaranteed to move asses and feet with a pair of vibey mid to uptempo Latin floor fillers.


'Mambo Jazz Del Pito' is an Latin dancefloor cut with a distinctly jazzy undertone. Combining pulsing percussion, warm bass, jazz piano and horns with crowd rousing shouts and whistles, this is a jazzy slice of rhythmic floor filling Breakin Bread magic. Topping the track with a throaty overdriven Rhodes line and enlisting the talents of samba guitarist Giles Barratt to add rhythmic texture, this jazz-samba-beat fusion combines the funky feel of live musicianship with crisp production to create a track that is club workout and beautiful home listener in equal measure.


The B Side sees New York tropical heavyweight and Bastard Jazz signing Captain Planet give his own unique take on the track. Taking all the essential elements of the original and re-working them into something entirely new, it's a remix that does everything a remix should whilst remaining full of surprises. Lifting the characteristic vocals and guitars of its a-side counterpart and placing them against downtempo boogaloo percussion, a warm double bass b-line, quirky whistles and subtle organs, the track opens at a deceptively laid back pace. One of the Captain's trademark breakdowns leads to a dramatic shift of pace introducing a punchy double time drum track that is drum & bass and boogaloo in equal parts. The result is a remix which compliments the original perfectly with an infectious blend of tradition and contemporary dancefloor sensibility. New York meets London via Latin America!


Chris, a collector of hip hop, funk, soul boogie and related beats and jazz based music since the late eighties first came to prominence as a club DJ in the mid 90s through his 10 year role as resident DJ and promoter at Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights). An album release for Different Drummer and a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra took Chris' production and DJ talents to a national audience. In recent years a steady output of high profile singles, remixes mix albums has allowed Chris to DJ around the globe.

In the past year Chris has joined the ranks of respected UK labels BBE and Breakin Bread, releasing three official mix albums for the former and series of tropical 7" singles for the latter, of which this is the third. Chris is currently hard at work in the studio producing a new album for BBC New Urban Music Award winning band 'Maylight', a seven piece outfit fusing jazz, soul and electronics featuring the vocal talents of Tru Thoughts' Lizzy Parks. Chris is also putting the finishing touches to a pair of 12" singles for Breakin Bread paying homage to the pioneers of cut and paste alongside an album / singles collection slated for release in 2013. Watch this space!

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