In House #1802: Pacha Massive's All Good Things
The first U.S. based signing to Nacional Records (home to Nortec Collective, among others), Pacha Massive is a Bronx-based duo set to release their debut full-length, All Good Things, later this month. DJ Nova and Maya, hailing from the Dominican Republic and Colombia, respectively, met in New York City while collaborating with another artist and formed the band in 2005, shortly before playing an initial gig opening for Aterciopelados at Madison Square Garden. Theirs is a modern take on traditional forms combining elements of trip-hop, hip-hop, and drum & bass with Latin flavors ranging from Colombian cumbia to Afro-Cuban son to Jamaican reggae. It's an equatorial and infectious mix, to say the least, a world stew seasoned with Bronx attitude (check guest rapper Flex's unexpected turn within the midst of "Verdolaga," for an explanation). Pacha Massive's All Good Things streets February 20th, followed by a Record Release Party at New York City's Canal Room on the 22nd.
In House #1802.
Focus: Debut full length from Pacha Massive, All Good Things, plus Shaka Buku at Idaho State University tonight and music from Lily Allen, Seu Jorge, and more.
Pacha Massive, from All Good Things: