Funky Gas: Part 1

I have this running  joke with my homeboy Dj Lengua: that there is either bad Gas or good Gas. Although it might be the flatulent type of gas we are referring to, it’s most likely the Mexican record label Discos Gas. You have to buy about 50 really stinky records in order to find a gem like this. 

For the most part, Orquesta Hermanos Flores’ sounds more like a Mexican party/wedding band. But some member of the group or producer had the bright idea of having them do a funky cover of the James Boy’s “The Mule” (Phil-L.A. of Soul). Check out the Funky16Corners audio blog, they seem to write extensively about the “horse” subgenre of soul/boogaloo. Also check out my other post about the funky track from Los Socios Del Ritmo which I am reminded of.

I’ll be posting other songs I have from the Discos Gas label in the future. So keep posted.

Just wanted to apologize to everyone for the lack of work I’ve been putting into this blog lately. My business has doubled this month and I’ve been extremely busy. Tonight, for your sake, I found some breathing room. I’ll probably be busy all summer, well into September. But I’ll try my hardest to get these quality sounds out to you people. Lastly, I’m going to probably keep the  audio  format the same, it seemed like the consensus was overwhelming. But who knows, I am always down for some change. Enjoy!

1. Orquesta Hermanos Flores: La Mula

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6 Responses to “Funky Gas: Part 1”


  1. 1 OW June 28, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Funny; I was *just* about to post up two songs from this same album, including “La Mula.” Never seen this cover for this LP though; which press is this?

  2. 2 josephfranko June 28, 2010 at 11:40 am

    That’s funny. We think alike Oliver. It’s a disco gas label from 1975. Flag-120. I found this at record surplus in LA like 5 years ago.

  3. 3 OW June 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I’m an idiot – the whole post is ABOUT Disco Gas. Duh.

  4. 4 Sport Casual June 28, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    One of my favorite Mosaico bands. They do have some bangers all the way through to the early 80s and disco rap. The Dicesa pressing is more in keeping with the band’s usual style of hand-drawn covers but this one isn’t terrible!

    Looking forward to some Manolo Munoz in the next part of this post 🙂

  5. 5 Alex August 12, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Amazing stuff, and what a tempo! Super duro!

  6. 6 luchagrande August 24, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Right in for the post… but just lil’ clarification on the band Orq. Hermanos Flores. “Orquesta Hermanos Flores’ sounds more like a Mexican party/wedding band”… this is a seminal cumbia band from El Salvador. These cats is El Salvadors version of la Sonora Dinamita. The real banger on that album you have is the song La Bala. You play that at any party with two or more Salvis you will have the whole crowd dancing in a circle taking off their “sacos y sabando sus pansas”. It’s basically the Centro American ‘Electric Slide”.

    And similar to Dinamita they are still touring albeit with a new (and some og’s) lineup of cumbieros. YOu can catch them in San Fran @ Rocapulco at least 2-3 x’s a year.


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