The Vibes Remixed LP
EMP004 – Empresarios Musica
Out Now Worldwide
The Empresarios are finishing off a great year where they played the Joshua Tree Music Festival, the Funk Parade in Washington, DC in addition to touring California and the East Coast. However their biggest accomplishment of 2016 was launching their own independent record label Empresarios Musica. After releasing three remix EPs, the Empresarios are finishing strong with The Vibes Remixed album.
In addition to the twelve amazing remixes already released, The Vibes Remixed album features a few brand new exclusive remixes that cannot be found anywhere else. First up is Stereo 77’s remix of Pa’ La Calle and he does just that, taking it to the street! Stereo 77 is originally from Puerto Rico and now resides in Orlando, Florida where he is a regular on the club circuit. You can hear his experience as a club DJj loud and clear with electro-synth stabs and pulsing bass throughout his future house remix.
Next up is another hot remix of Pa’ La Calle, but this time by Greek production duo Funkin’ Basstards who take the original in a different direction altogether. Fans of funky breaks are going to love this remix as the Funkin’ Basstards beef up the original with some chunky breakbeats, break downs and heavy bass lines. This one will be a favorite with DJs and radio jockeys looking to add some fresh and funky Latin breaks to the mix.
The final new remix on this album will make you very happy, it is Bedside’s tropical house remix of Alegria. Bedside are a production duo from Miami and you can hear that South Florida vibe in their remix! They have added live instrumentation to great effect, and the horns are amazing. This deep house groove is perfect for pool parties and late nights, oozing with Miami Beach sexiness.
In addition to these three new remixes, The Vibes Remixed album includes the previously released remixes which have been making waves around the world. The list of remixers reads like a who’s of who of hot producers from around the world; Lack Jemmon, Jayl Funk, Senor Griff, DJ Clairvo and Balkan Riddims from Europe, Dany F from Colombia, and Kinky Electric Noise, Bobby C Sound TV and Ursula 1000 from the USA. Calling on some hometown talent from Washington, DC you will also findremixes by Farid, Desmond Williams and MILK$.
The Empresarios story is unique, they are a group of musicians and DJs who met on the dance floors and nightclubs of Washington, DC and they have remained true to their roots with this remix album. They have enlisted the talent of some amazing producers from around the world to reinterpret and remix their original music for the dance floor. From house and funk to glitch-hop, dub and breaks there is something for everybody on this release and these tunes are sure to get people dancing and grooving.
The Vibes Remixed Mixtape
by Sonny Cheeba of Empresarios
The Vibes Remixed LP (EMP004) drops worldwide on Friday November 18th, 2016. The Empresarios new album includes 15 awesome remixes of their original tunes. Sonny Cheeba previews the album and throws in some fresh cuts on this brand new Empresarios mixtape.
World Premiere by Life Support Machine UK:
Empresarios – The Vibes (Kinky Electric Noise Remix)
Empresarios – The Vibes (Balkan Riddims Remix)
Empresarios – The Vibes (Milk$ Remix)
Empresarios – Placeres
El Cuba y El Enano – Quiero Repetirlo
Zion y Lennox – All The Way Up
Empresarios – Morena (Dany F Remix)
Empresarios – No Vamos A Parar (Senor Griff Remix)
Empresarios – No Vamos A Parar (Bobby C Sound TV Remix)
Empresarios – Encanto (Farid’s Main Pass Remix)
All Good Funk Alliance – In The Rain ft. Empresarios
Jungle Fire – Tokuta
Dusty – Explosion
Empresarios – Pa La Calle (Funkin Basstards Remix)
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Lagos Calling
Andy Taylor – Lopez HiJack (Danny Massure Remix)
Empresarios – Salsoul (Ursula 1000 Remix)
NO VAMOS A PARAR REMIXED EP
EMP003 – Empresarios Musica
1. No Vamos A Parar (Bobby C Sound TV Remix)
2. No Vamos A Parar (DJ Clairvo Remix)
3. No Vamos A Parar (Senor Griff Remix)
4. Encanto (Farid’s Main Pass Remix)
For the third release of their label, the Empresarios’ bring us No Vamos A Parar Remixed EP. Translated to English the title is, “We’re Not Gonna Stop,” and that’s the perfect way to capture the Empresarios’ spirit and ambition. Once again, the Empresarios have assembled an all-star cast of producers to bring a fresh new vibe to their tracks.
First up is Denver’s Bobby C Sound TV, who flexes his skills on Empresarios tracks for the second time. Bobby C delivers the goods, reworking the original track into an electro-funk banger with crisp breaks, smooth builds and warped bass lines. Bobby C is an expert at remixing vocal tracks and times the lyrical drop perfectly on this remix, making it into a dancefloor monster.
One of the masterminds behind the Mustbeat Crew of Budapest, Hungary is DJ Clairvo also remixes No Vamos A Parar. A regular on both the radio and club circuit, DJ Clairvo mixes the song into an infectiously funky house groove. Pitching up the vocals and accentuating elements like percussion and guitar give this remix a unique and fresh sound.
Next up is a new addition to the Empresarios musical family, UK based Senor Griff, a longtime resident of the famous funk and soul party, Jelly Jazz. We linked up with Senor Griff while he was on an extended South American sabbatical and love the vibes he brought to his remix of No Vamos A Parar. Not altering the overall structure of the original, Senor Griff has emphasized percussion, added dubbed out effects and smooth breakbeats to great effect, this is a classy remix full of soul.
Closing out this release is Empresarios long-time friend, Farid Nouri, hailing from Washington, DC’s Eighteenth Street Lounge and Rhythm & Culture Music. Farid’s Main Pass Remix of Encanto is smooth and sultry, capturing the Tropicaliente vibe of the Empresarios. Farid’s remix brings a hot indie-dance and nu-disco sound fused with Latin beats and ready to rule dancefloors worldwide.
No Vamos A Parar! With their third release the Empresarios are not going to stop ., Especially when releasing killer remixes like these, ranging from house and funk to electro breaks. Instrumentals are available of all four remixes as well. Stay tuned for a full length album of remixes coming next from the Empresarios….
Morena Remixed EP
EMP002 – Empresarios Musica
1. Morena (Lack Jemmon Remix)
2. Morena (Dany F Remix)
3. Salsoul (Ursula 1000 Remix)
4. Salsoul (Jayl Funk Remix)
After the release of new remixes from “The Vibes” last month, the Empresarios are back at it again with another set of remixes for the DJs. This time two of the biggest tracks from the album, Morena and Salsoul, get a refresh from some incredible producers on the global stage.
First up is the huge glitch-hop remix of Morena by Lack Jemmon from Budapest, Hungary. Lack Jemmon have created a solid name for themselves in the past few years by incorporating glitched out sounds, huge build-ups followed by epic breakdowns and precisely cutting up the vocals. And this is exactly what they have delivered with their Morena remix, a massive tune that is already devastating dancefloors with its huge sound.
Not to be outdone is Dany F, hailing from Medellin, Colombia who puts his own cumbia-house spin on Morena. The steady percussion and 4/4 house beats really drive the tune, creating an irresistible groove. This remix comes in handy while DJs build their sets and establish the mood; this track oozes with South American cool.
New York City based ESL Music recording artist Ursula 1000 was also brought on board to remix Salsoul, the Empresarios modern homage to Tito Puente style salsa. And the result is incredible, Ursula 1000 reworks the track into an infectious electro house vibe, so get ready to dance! The Empresarios are stoked to have Ursula 1000 on this release and he has created an instant party anthem to get the dancefloor moving.
Closing out the second release of remixes from the Empresarios is Germany’s own funk sensation Jayl Funk. Jayl Funk has taken Salsoul’s original salsa groove and added some chunky beats and extra percussion to elevate the sound to great heights. Jayl Funk has created a modern Latin funk classic with his remix, get ready for a serious groove that you won’t even be able to sit still!
These four remixes truly have something for everybody, from house and funk to cumbia and glitch-hop. If you are a fan of global bass and funk you are going to love this package! Instrumentals of all four remixes are also available, as these tracks are destined for the dancefloor. This second set of remixes from the Empresarios are very strong, don’t sleep on these tunes.
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Last week our good friends EPHNIKO and GAFETO TV were in DC and linked up with the Empresarios! The Empresarios’ own Sonny Cheeba has appeared live on La Ofensiva and the band will be down there soon to perform. Watch this little shout out video from the Empresarios wishing a Happy Anniversary to the entire La Ofensiva team: