Light In The Attic & Waxing Deep team up again for Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba Volume 2 – taking up where the first volume left off with another a fully-licensed compilation of Cuban funk, jazz, psych, son, and soul from the last four decades. Highlights include the deep funk of Safari Salvaje by Los Rápidos, a mesmerising funk workout from an obscure band that in the 70s won the Cuban equivalent of American Idol; Al Sonar la Hora, a funk-rock classic from Los Barba who, despite being one of Cuba’s most popular bands ever, never recorded a single LP; and Vanguardia y Juventud by Sonopop, absurdly unlikely party music from teenaged members of the Communist Youth Militia.
The series has already received fantastic critical praise, with The LA Times calling Volume 1 “sublime”, Spin giving it 4-stars, and Pitchfork claiming it was “what every revolution should sound like”.
All of the tracks were re-mastered from the ORIGINAL tapes, kept by the Cuban government in a dusty Havana warehouse. Given the poor quality of Cuban vinyl, this means the music on Si, Para Usted has a sound quality previously unavailable. Quite simply, the music has never sounded this good.
Deluxe double 180 gram vinyl (gatefold jacket)
Limited pressing of 1,000 units (hand-numbered)
Fully licensed & remastered from the original tapes