DJ Reaganomics — Image from the artists’s MySpace.
This writer is still surprised that the dusty backroom at Tandem attracts deejays more commonly associated with clubs and warehouse raves, but it’s happily welcomed. This weekend, for example, Reaganomics blessed the decks, a man whose name is attached to the now-defunct Pure Fire night at club APT and the currently homeless Rubulad hodowns, two exciting parties.
Reaganomics is a purveyor of tropical bass, a breed in line with Que Bajo and Cumba Mela. He takes traditional folk songs, mostly from the Latin genres, and blends them with Western styles to create club bangers. The track we offer here is a reworking of a cumbia song by Calixto Ochoa called “Idolatria”. The sunny accordions, bass guitar and vocals are chopped and reworked over a hard hitting 4×4 beat replete with shakers. Está muy bueno. And free (albeit at a low bitrate).
This particular appearance in Bushwick was due to Knifeshow‘s influence, a crew with their hand in the airwaves at WNYU and the Heritage Radio Network. They throw a monthly party there called Full Service.