Saturday, October 30, 2010

Around the World in 6 min! - This week's wrap up

In case you haven't been tuning in to the blog everyday - here's the wrap up of everything we covered this week!

Latin fusion, Baile Funk, Bollywood, UK garage, and South African House!

Peep it!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Black Coffee - South Africa's Soulful House Maestro

There is some hotness being brewed up in South Africa...and his name is Black Coffee.

Black Coffee has been blowin' up in the Global Soul House music scene for the past few years now, gaining recognition from his peers Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer, and Boddhi Satva for his deep, soulful, bangin' production.

His recent song Superman, featuring Buncie, was hugely popular and became the unofficial anthem for WMC 2010 for many soulful househeads.

Here is another collabo track from Black Coffee and Buncie called Turn Me On. We LOVE this tune! We featured it on the September 2010 GLOBAILE Podcast - go grab that!

And here's the sexy video... ;)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

She's baaaack! UK's finest - Ms. Dynamite

Ms. Dynamite is blowin up! (cheesy pun intended)

This explosive (sorry - the puns keep comin) British emcee took over the game back in 2002 with her debut album A Little Deeper. She won numerous awards for the album, and even earned the comparison of the English Lauryn Hill.

Unfortunately, Ms. Dynamite followed in Ms. Hills's footsteps, and her career took a left turn. She too left the music scene to give birth, and returned with some musical flops. Things really hit a low point when she won the 2006 Naomi Award (UK's parody award for "outstandingly bad" music) for Worst Urban Act.

BUT - don't fret! Ms. Dynamite is back with a vengeance. She's got new music, new tour dates, and a new look! She's been putting out a bunch of hot collabo tracks. Here's one with Redlight - the video is sick!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jiya Jale - We ♥ Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan is so dreamy...

If you aren't familiar - he is India's Bollywood megastar. Khan began his career appearing in the Indian soap opera circuit in the late 1980s, and made his film debut in the film Deewana in 1992. He went on to star in tons of Bollywood films, winning 13 Filmfare Awards (the Hindi Oscars), 7 in the Best Actor category. In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards Indian Cinema. And in 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.

Today, Khan is considered to be the world's most successful movie star, with a fan following numbering in the billions and a net worth estimated at over Rs 2500 crore ($540 million).

So now you know.

Check out this amazing video from his 1998 film Dil Se.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bonde do Rolê - Baile Funk Madness

The raunchy sexy crazy bangin music and dance that comes of Brazil never ceases to amaze me...

This time we're talking about Baile Funk, also known as Funk Carioca and Favela Funk. It's a high-energy type of dance music from Rio de Janeiro, derived from Miami bass. Baile Funk samples electronic drum loops, Brazilian hand drums in tamborzão rhythms, horns, and accordions. The genre refers not only to the music, but to the actual parties or discothèques where the music is played - and these parties are BANANAS!

Baile Funk reached it's most international recognition thanks to Diplo and the Baile Funk song Bucky Done Gun that he produced for M.I.A.

Here is a loco jam from Bonde do Rolê - another group that received early support from Diplo. Rolling Stone calls them "Brazilian party starters" - and when you see this video you have to agree.

This sh*it is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ozomatli - Capturing the sound of Los Angeles

"You drive down Sunset Boulevard and turn off your stereo and roll down your windows and all the music that comes out of each and every different car, whether it's salsa, cumbia, merengue, or Hip Hop, funk or whatever, it's that crazy blend that's going on between that cacophony of sound is Ozomatli, y'know?"

Yup, we know.

Ozomatli band members Jiro Yamaguchi and Ulises Bella used those perfect words to describe their group - a seven to ten piece band from Los Angeles playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music with heavy salsa, jazz, funk, arab and reggae influences.

Ozomatli take their name from the Nahuatl word for the Aztec astrological symbol of the monkey, which is also a god of dance, fire, the new harvest, and music.

The members of the band met through their affiliation with the Peace and Justice Center of Los Angeles, and their first performance was for picketers during a strike. So needless to say, in all their music they maintain a politically and socially conscious message - while still delivering the funk!

We've been fans for years, and we featured the Ozomatli track Guerillero on the ¡GLOBAILE! Podcast this month.

Check out this dope music video for their song Can't Stop. They utilize that stop-animation, moving collage type imagery that we can't get enough of!

Friday, October 22, 2010

New GLOBAILE series on YouTube - "Around the World in 6 min!"

Starting TODAY we are bringing you a new weekly YouTube video hosted by Miss Angelina called Around the World in 6 min!

This new weekly series will give you a quick wrap up of everything we are posting on the blog each week with silly spunky sexy commentary from Miss A ;)

Check it out!

Shonen Knife - Japanese Punk Girl Group

Japanese. All-girl. Punk pop. Yeah!

Shonen Knife, which literally means "Boy Knife," is an all-female rock band from Osaka, Japan. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock acts, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts no-frills songs expressing infectious melodies and simplistic, exuberant lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

They've been on the scene forever, and have picked up a lot of fans along the way, including high profilers like of Sonic Youth and Nirvana.

Kurt Cobain is quoted as saying:

"When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert".

Shonen Knife's popularity with alt-rock musicians was probably best expressed in 1989, when over twenty different bands came together to record renditions of their favorite Shonen Knife songs for a tribute album entitled Every Band Has A Shonen Knife Who Loves Them.

And we love them because they've been credited with making "the international pop underground more international".

Check out this totally trippy music video from the girls called "E.S.P." Trust me - you've never seen anything quite like it...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Juma Nature - Bongo Flava

There's a new sound that's been developing in Tanzania in the past decade, and it's called Bongo Flava.

Bongo Flava incorporates Afrobeat, Dancehall, and Hip Hop beats, with arabesque Swahili lyrics and some English phrases - all together to combine many aspects of the Global Hip Hop scene with a distinctly East African flavor.

Bongo Flava is HOT! Check out this sick video from Juma Nature for his song Africa Number One. I dare you to listen and NOT get this song in your head...

And for more Bongo Flava, check out

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nina Sky - New Music Video

Here's a brand-spanking-new video from our pals, Nina Sky, for their track You Ain't Got It.

We featured Nina Sky alongside GLOBAILE's own Tony Touch in GLOBAILE Episode 7 - Spotlight on Puerto Rico, jammin at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in their music video for Play That Song.

This video for You Ain’t Got It (Funk That) - the lead single off their EP The Other Side - shows the Latina twins grooving to a backdrop of funky colors, goofing off on some scaffolding, and even teasing an interested spectator into thinking he scored their digits.

They really capture that funky spunky NYC vibe - check it out!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Róisín Murphy - Gaga before Gaga was Gaga

Before the world's Bad Romance with Lady Gaga began...there was Róisín Murphy.

Róisín Murphy is an Electronica singer/songwriter from Ireland. She originally rose to fame in the UK in 1994 as the lead singer for Electro group Moloko. Moloko blended the sounds of Trip Hop and Funk with Electro, and is known for their clever and often humorous lyrics. We put a Dennis Ferrer remix of the Moloko song Forever More on the October 2010 GLOBAILE Podcast.

When the group broke up, Róisín really blew up as a solo artist with her album Overpowered. She released a series of eccentric music videos to accompany the album that showcased, amongst other things, her avant garde sense of style.

Disco ball sunglasses, lobster hats, stuffed animal jackets...sound familiar? Yes - there has been a lot of media speculation about the similarities between Ms. Murphy and Ms. Gaga...

We won't get into that whole thing...but needless to say - we are on Team Róisín! This woman is fierce. She writes lyrics and melodies with depth and wit - while still delivering catchy and stylish pop tunes.

Check out this video - we love the cape and the neon lights!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Merengue Bitch - Perrita Carrie

Who's the #1 bitch on the Latin dance circuit? Why its Perrita Carrie, of course!

Apparently even dogs are catching the GLOBAILE fever! Now we've seen pet tricks before, but this is no trick! This is Perrita Carrie! This dog can DANCE. If this continues, we may have to allow animals to enter our Baile! Baile! Contest... ;)

It's Monday - we all need a silly pick-me-up. I guarantee this will do the trick (no pun intended).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Barbra Streisand - An electro song

No, not the diva, singer, actress, legend.

The song.

What is there even to say about the tune Barbara Streisand? I'm at a loss...Well - here are the facts:

Barbara Streisand is a dance/electro/club tune from producers Duck Sauce - the production duo A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. A-Trak is the man behind the popular indie label Fools Gold, and is most well known for having been Kanye West's tour DJ, and for producing tracks for artists such as Kid Sister and Lupe Fiasco.

So the guy is popular amongst the kiddies. Who knows how the idea came about, but somehow Duck Sauce decided it was a great idea to make a dance beat where the only lyrics are a man's voice repeatedly saying "Barbara Streisand". And of course - the kids (who probably don't even know who Babs is), LOVE it.

The thing is - it's catchy! And strangely fun and great. The song has caught fire and in it's recent release, it is already #2 on the iTunes charts in UK, and #1 in Belgium...

And since A-Trak is a major cool kid, the music video features cameos from everybody including Questlove, Pharell, Diplo, Kanye West, Santigold, Ryan Leslie, DJ Premier - all lip synching - "Barbra Streisand".


Just watch it.

Duck Sauce "Barbra Streisand" from Mr Goldbar on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Patito Feo - Ugly Betty meets Glee

You might want to sit down for this - we have shocking news.

MTV is developing a new show...and...(wait for it) involves MUSIC. I know, we couldn't believe it either!

Patito Feo is an import from Argentina and it's basically a cross between Ugly Betty (another Latin import) and Glee. Patito Feo (in English, Ugly Duckling) centers on a Mexican teenage girl who moves to Florida with her mother and grandmother only to discover that the reality of high school in America is nothing like she expected when she crosses paths with the Queen Bee and accidentally sets off a war at school.

Like Glee, Patito Feo, has a strong music component. It has become an international phenom since the original Argentine teen drama hit the air in 2007. It ran for 300 episodes, spawned a No.1 soundtrack, a sold-out concert tour and a massive merchandising line. It has been sold in over 32 territories, with half dozen local adaptations in the works. The Mexican version, Atrevete a Soñar (in English, Dare to Dream), ran for 262 episodes on Univision, drawing big ratings.

While it's lame that MTV and other major networks can't just develop their own shows and instead have to continuously rip off existing shows, we are so psyched that MTV is incorporating music back into their programming! Maybe Patito Feo can pave the way for ¡GLOBAILE! to get on air! ;)

Here's a musical number from the show in Argentina: (over 24 million views on YouTube!)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Family Guy goes ¡GLOBAILE!

Even Stewie has the Global Fever!

Check out this hilarious video of Stewie dancing at his "sexy party" to the Rich Prez track Tequila.

Tequila is a dope Hip Hop track that samples and mixes Joe Arroyo's Salsa classic, Rebelion.

We just featured the song Tequila in our ¡GLOBAILE! Podcast October 2010. The beat has that Latino sabor, and Rich Prez's flow is nuts!

Listen to the podcast here!

And please, start your Monday with some laughs and check out my little man Stewie shakin his groove thang! :D

Saturday, October 9, 2010

¡GLOBAILE! Podcast October 2010

Here is the October 2010 edition of the ¡GLOBAILE! Podcast. Our host Miss Angelina takes you on another worldwide journey through music including the sounds of Global Soul, Afrobeat, Salsa, Calypso, Bollywood, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and Electro!

To submit music for future podcasts, contact us at

Subscribe & Download here. Listen here: (Track Listing below player)

Hosted and mixed by Miss Angelina

Track List:

(listed by: SONG - ARTIST - COUNTRY)

New Day - Miss Angelina & The French Twins - Miami, USA / France

Guerillero - Ozomatli - Los Angeles, USA

Ye-Me-Le - Sergio Mendes - Brazil

Pride - Osunlade ft. Nadia Harris - Canada / USA

Gin-Go-Lo-Ba - Babatunde Olatunji - Nigeria

Chaliya Chaliya - Bollywood film "Tashan" - India

Tequila - Rich Prez - New York City, USA

Otra Noche - Don Omar - Puerto Rico

Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte - New York City, USA

Too Long to Let Go - Nina Sky - New York City, USA

Salsa Caliente - Tito Puente - Puerto Rico

Forever More (Remix) - Moloko and Dennis Ferrer - Ireland

Train - Cibelle - Brazil

Saye Mogo Bana - Issa Bagayogo - Mali

World Clique - Deee-Lite - New York City, USA

Thursday, October 7, 2010

miss A - a girl group from Korea?!

Now this is some crazy sh*t...

4 Korean girls singing and dancing to a K-Pop Reggaeton beat - named miss A - now if that is not GLOBAILE - I don't know what is!

JYPE brings us another manufactured bubblegum pop group from Korea. JYP Entertainment, a Korean company based in New York City, is considered one of the biggest management companies from South Korea. They "train" artists and put them into branded K-Pop groups such as The Wonder Girls - another girl group that recently completed a tour with the Jonas Brothers. It has been reported that the company is worth in excess of $100 million...

I smell a conspiracy here...a company in NYC happens to create a girl group that is entirely clad in colorful spandex and decides to name them miss A? They must have sent in spies to an NYC Miss Angelina gig - and then manufactured a pop replica! Apparently they have been training these girls for 7 years...

I don't know about all of this, but the wardrobe and art direction in the music video for their song "Breathe" is AWESOME! Even if it is totally contrived - gotta love the K-Pop fashion!! ;-P

Peep it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Puerto Rican Rice and Beans! yummmmmm :)

In continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we present to you one of our favorite features from ¡GLOBAILE! Season 1 - our COOKING SEGMENT!

In Epidoe 6: Spotlight on Puerto Rico, our host Miss Angelina goes into the kitchen with her Grandma to show you how to make some authentic Puerto Rican cuisine!

Here's the play-by-play recap:

Cooking with Abuelita ♥

The key to Puerto Rican cuisine is the Sofrito.

Once the Sofrito is made - add rice!

Voila! Arroz con Gandules! (Rice and Beans)

Add chicken to the Sofrito for Pollo Guisado (Stewed Chicken)

Add ground beef to the Sofrito to stuff Pastelillos (Empanadas)


Getting hungry yet? You can make these scrumptious dishes too - it's easy! To watch Miss A and her abuela in action, and to learn how to make these delicious dishes yourself, CLICK HERE to watch the full length cooking feature!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

RIP - Mangala Camara

Mangala Camara, musician, artist and poet of Mali, is no longer with us. He died suddenly and unexpectedly on September 29, 2010 in the Gabriel Touré Hospital in Bamako, Mali. He was only 50 years old.

Mangala Camara was well-known in Mali because of his free way of thinking and living. He not only sung but he played many instruments such as the guitar, n’ngoni, traditional percussions, djembe, doundoun and the tama.

One of his last albums was “Minye Minye” what means you are what you are. In the song he sings "no one can change, his own nature”. This was also adapted by the president Ahmed Toumani Toure as hymn tune to his victorious electoral campaign.

We got to know him through his work with our friend and collaborator, Boddhi Satva. Here is their song together - "Willie" - a deep afro ancestral soul house mix.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Chillin' in Chile - Ana Tijoux

So nice, we had to blog her twice! Yep, we already posted another Ana Tijoux video on the blog back in April - but we LOVE her - so here's another one!

Ana Tijoux is a smooth, lyrically talented rapper from Chile. She grew up in France, living in political exile during Pinochet's dictatorship, but moved back to Chile as a teen. After immersing herself in the underground Hip Hop scene, rapping in both French and Spanish, Anita became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late nineties. Then in 2006 she broke off and went solo, and has been steadily blowin' up ever since.

How very Lauryn Hill of her...(haha) Although she reminds me more of a Ladybug Mecca...

A good female rapper is hard to find these days. At least one with a record deal! So enjoy this dope video from a dope woman - Ana Tijoux!

Friday, October 1, 2010

FREE Fridays - Miss Angelina live tonight!

It's FREE Fridays. Not only do we have our usual FREE MUSIC FRIDAYS, but this week is also STYLE FREEING FRIDAYS! Whaaaaa?!

First up - Style Freeing Fridays. This is a dope Bboy event with workshops, battles, live performances and dope DJs! Our lovely host, Miss Angelina, will be performing live at Style Freeing Fridays tonight, alongside Miami's fastest rising DJ - Shade. Check out the promo trailer below for more info!

And of course - it's Free Music Friday! Continuing with our love for the Bboys, this week we bring you a free mix from our very own Tony Touch! Toca is an OG Bboy from the Rocksteady Crew and always reps for the True School Hip Hop heads.

Click here to download a free Hip Hop mix with that NYC flava from Hip Hop's glory days...Toca style! Enjoy!

In honor of freestyle, Bboys, and Tony Toca - here is a dope Rocksteady Crew breakdance video from back in the day!