Some of their artists/releases veer a little too much into the modern, forsaking roots for electronic sleight of hand, but their roster still boasts some of our favorites, including Bobi Cespedes, Ojos de Brujo, and Zuco 103.
Now, to celebrate ten years of "producing good music in bad times," Six Degrees has released one of the most distinctive cover albums of the year. Backspin includes Niyaz doing The Cure's "Love Song," Bombay Dub Orchestra covering "Get Carter Theme," and Ojos de Brujo inspired interpretation of Marley's "Get Up Stand Up." Two Police songs are covered: "Spirits in the Material World" gets some phat new beats in the hands of Karsh Kale. And then there's this raucous cumbia-fication perpetrated by our favorite Latin band from down San Francisco way.
[mp3] Los Mocosos: "
hear samples of all tracks here
So what are those little critters running circles around the dinosaurs' feet, anyway? Rats? Chickens? Poodles? Cockroaches? Kiwis?