Latin Bitman returns with new album Airplane

By 12 November, 2014

The battle to be recognised as the hardest-working man/woman in Chilean electro may be a hotly-contested arena, but it’s fair to say that Latin Bitman is a strong pretender to the throne. The producer and DJ, who has also recorded as RVSP, Ritmo Machine and Bitman & Roban, and provided remixes for the Beastie Boys, Manu Chao, Tom Tom Club, Diplo and others, is back with a new album, which goes by the title of Airplane.

To mark the new release, we’ve got a sneak peek (full review coming very soon) of the title track, a potent blend of ska and hip hop that takes us from the bleakness of mid-November London to an altogether better place, i.e. somewhere with more sunshine. Let’s leave it to the man himself to explain the new record:

While my music has always been open to different influences, I think this album is more carefree, more groovy. There is a certain amount of experimentation on this record compared to my previous albums, like the Rock Steady on ‘Airplane’ and Andean music on ‘Across the Pampas’. But of course, on most of the songs you’ll hear the same influences that have been with me since my first albums: funk, hip-hop, breakbeats, dub etc.”

Here’s ‘Airplane’, featuring Oso 507, from Airplane. All we can say is that this one’s got wings.

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