Funkagenda vs. Buena Vista Social Club – Candela (Original Mix)
Growing up with a musically inclined Puerto Rican father meant I was surrounded by Latin beats since a young age. These sounds played an integral part in shaping my sonic preferences and when I saw Funkagenda had taken on Buena Vista Social Club’s “Candela,” I was intrigued to see what he would do with it. Buena Vista’s original “Candela” lyrics express careful sexual innuendo and Funkagenda keeps that Latin flavor alive while integrating a catchy four-on-the-floor rhythm.
He’s giving the track away for free but under the condition that you “promise to check out these fantastic Cuban musicians.” He further explains, “this is real heart and soul music.” We suggest checking out “Chan Chan” and “Hasta Siempre Commandante.” Head to his SoundCloud and redeem your copy — but not before checking out BVSC.