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Four Minutes Of Funk (reissue)
Four Minutes Of Funk (reissue) (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 843R. Rel: 04 Oct 23
Abram & Nestor - "Four Minutes Of Funk" (4:02)
Nestor Alvarez - "El Trombonista" (2:50)
Review: Neil Anderson's Original Gravity loves to look back and revive forgotten classics and that is what it does again here with a quick reissue of something it dropped back in March. This time out it is two more massive slices of tasty Latin funk getting served up. The first is Abram & Nestor's 'Four Minutes Of Funk' which is indeed four minutes of funk that will unite dancefloors from here to eternity with its big organ magic. Nestor Alvarez' 'El Trombonista' is as you might guess denied by its big trombone and also boasts some great horn work. Do not sleep.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $13.19
Midnight In Havanna (reissue)
Midnight In Havanna (reissue) (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 799R3. Rel: 08 Apr 24
Midnight In Havanna (5:17)
Kinky Afro Cuban (4:51)
Review: Nestor Alvarez's Midnight in Havana on Original Gravity delivers an electrifying Afro-Cuban instrumental jam that transports listeners to the vibrant streets of Havana. With a mesmerising flute lead and dynamic jam sessions, the track exudes a captivating energy that feels like a theme song for the city's bustling nightlife. The infusion of Cuban soul adds depth and authenticity to the music, immersing listeners in its rich cultural heritage. On the B-side, Alvarez offers a creative cover version of the Happy Mondays' 'Kinky Afro,' reimagined with a Cuban twist. The fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms and the iconic melody of the original song results in a fresh and exciting interpretation that showcases Alvarez's versatility as a musician. Fans of Latin and Cuban dance music are sure to eat this up.
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 in stock $12.90
Melting Pot
Cat: OGR 867. Rel: 04 Mar 24
El Ladron En La Noche (6:07)
Un Bucareno Mas (4:31)
Mozambique (4:39)
Original Gravity (part 1 & 2) (7:19)
Joanna (4:02)
Sin Luz (4:08)
En Candela (3:55)
Melting Pot (9:00)
Review: Nestor Alvarez, known for his vibrant fusion of sounds, brings forth Melting Pot - an album embodying his diverse musical influences on the always good value Original Gravity label. It finds Alvarez delve into the core essence of his music, capturing the raw energy and authenticity that define his sound across eight party ready cuts. From Latin rhythms to electronic beats, Alvarez seamlessly blends several genres, creating a trip that transcends boundaries and eras. Some are fiery and upbeat, others are more slow burning funk but all of them are testament to Alvarez's innovative approach to music production and showcase his ability to craft dynamic compositions that resonate with audiences worldwide.
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 in stock $27.18
Plata O Plomo
Plata O Plomo (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 856. Rel: 06 Nov 23
Plata O Plomo (5:08)
Reality For Nuthin' (3:58)
Review: Original Gravity's very own identity-invention Nestor Alvarez returns with yet another two new and hot Latin funk productions. 'Plata O Plomo' takes its namesake from an old Spanish adage, literally translating to English to mean "silver or lead", implying that the recipient of the phrase must either accept a bribe or lose their life. In keeping with this heavy-handed theme, the track is punchy and surface-tense as a bullet yet to exit the barrel. Meanwhile, 'Reality For Nuttin' gets at an equally nihilistic and existential theme, all while finding joy in the conundrum of life with huge rhythm guitars and pop-out pianos and brasses.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $12.12
Fuego (hand-numbered 7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: OGR 816. Rel: 25 Nov 21
Nestor Alvarez - "Fuego" (4:36)
The Supersonics - "The Chosen One" (3:55)
 in stock $13.19
Latin Fever! Vol 3
Cat: OGR 874. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Luchito & Nestor - "Good Lovin'" (2:34)
Luchito & Nestor - "Good Lovin'" (part 2) (2:36)
Nestor Alvarez - "La Gordita Americana" (3:09)
Nestor Alvarez - "Ixo's Taxi" (2:36)
Review: Latin Fever Vol. 3 offers a vibrant collection of tracks from Luchito & Nestor, as well as solo efforts by Nestor Alvarez (a.k.a. Neil Anderson). Luchito & Nestor's rendition of The Olympics' 'Good Lovin' kicks things off with a blistering Latin boogaloo twist, featuring infectious rhythms and lively brass. The instrumental Part 2 replaces lead vocals with a dynamic flute topline, adding a fresh layer to the classic hit. On the flip side, Nestor Alvarez's 'La Gordita Americana' is an uptempo boogaloo groover led by horns and piano, delivering an energetic and danceable vibe. The collection concludes with 'Ixo's Taxi,' a skeletal xylophone-led funk track that brings a unique, nostalgic charm. Each track on this release has a rich blend of Latin rhythms and boogaloo energy, making this an exciting 7" to hit the dancefloor to.
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Tags: Latin | Latin Jazz | Boogaloo
 in stock $16.42
Tighten Up (reissue)
Tighten Up (reissue) (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 817C. Rel: 03 Jan 24
Luchito & Nestor - "Tighten Up" (4:11)
Nestor Alvarez - "Just Add Vibes" (3:06)
Review: The Original Gravity label is back with more of its fully functional but also exceptionally flair-fulled funk sounds, this time with Luchito and Nestor Alvarez behind 'Tighten Up.' It is another choice reissue that has been dug carefully out of the vaults and comes in seriously limited quantities on 7". Luchito & Nestor kick off with the original version of 'Tighten Up' on the a-side and it's packed with high-tempo breaks and sung-spoken vocals. On the flip is a more fiery and explicitly Latin affair with the warming chords and florid horns of Nestor Alvarez's 'Just Add Vibes.'
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $12.65
Ain't Nothing But A Boogaloo Party
Cat: OGR 858. Rel: 17 Nov 23
Ain't Nothing But A Boogaloo Party (3:39)
Fiesta Bugalu (4:51)
Review: "Here we go again, yeah!" exclaim Luchito Rodriguez and Nestor Alvarez - Original Gravity's two core mainstays - who team up once again to evoke the undeniable spirit of a 'Boogaloo Party' for the ages. Channelling the sound of the inimitable Latin dance style, but also gradating it so as to be mixable in DJ sets, 'Ain't Nothing But...' delivers compelling call-and-responses and horn-swelling builds. 'Fiesta Bugalu' dubs things out for a reflection on the party just gone, retaining the tempo but relaxing things for extra percussive effect.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $12.12
Dap Walk/El Barrio
Dap Walk/El Barrio (limited 7")
Cat: OGR 837. Rel: 16 Feb 23
Luchito - "Dap Walk" (3:56)
Nestor Alvarez - "El Barrio" (4:06)
Review: Original Gravity, Luchito Rodriguez and Nestor Alvarez return with yet two more Latin groove versions of funk and soul classics, emulating two sounds not yet brought together enough. 'Dap Walk' is a shot-by-shot cover of the song of the same name by Ernie And The Top Notes - a slick and slippery interpretation that translates the original AAVE of the song's intro into Spanish. 'El Barrio', meanwhile, opts for 70s crime thriller vibes, instrumentally verging on expressionism via djembe, brass sections and vibraslaps.
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 in stock $12.12
Soy Un Hombre (I'm A Man)
Cat: OGR 831. Rel: 12 Jan 23
Soy Un Hombre (I'm A Man) (part 1) (5:19)
Soy Un Hombre (I'm A Man) (part 2) (5:19)
Review: A stellar mix of DJ-able breakbeat and northern soul from Luchito Rodriguez and Nestor Alvarez, two of our favourite contemporary funk artists active today (as long as we're certain of their identities, that is). This limited 7" contains two versions of the same killer track: 'Soy Un Hombre' reincarnates the triumphant 'achievement' of manhood through carnal brasses and kettle drums, in a quiver-inducing cover version of Spencer Davis Group's classic track 'I'm A Man'.
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Tags: Latin | Ska | Latin Funk
 in stock $12.12
Fortune Teller
Fortune Teller (limited 7")
Cat: OGR 827. Rel: 21 Sep 22
Luchito & Nestor - "Fortune Teller" (2:45)
Nestor Alvarez - "Para Que?" (3:31)
Review: The Original Gravity label is dedicated to unearthing deep cover gems from across a world of funky grooves, and this time they're turning their attention to the work of Luchito and Nestro Alvarez. 'Fortune Teller' is a big beat 60s-style Latin stomper with more soul than a shoe shop, all tumbling drums and punchy brass. 'Para Que?' takes things in a smokier direction, letting the piano lead the way while holding down a tight groove that should go down smooth as silk on a jazz-minded dancefloor.
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Those Familiar Shadows
Those Familiar Shadows (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 828. Rel: 15 Aug 22
Rachel Maxann - "Those Familiar Shadows" (3:59)
Nestor Alvarez - "Michele's Theme" (3:41)
 in stock $12.12
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