Neo Boogaloo with Spanglish Fly

I have to admit that when I got the PR kit from a band called Spanglish Fly, I wasn’t to enthusiastic. Maybe I was just turned off by the name or maybe I’m just leery of anything with words that contain latin, soul or bugalu – in a contemporary context that is. Anyway, I’m a horrible man who has the fucked up penchant to judge a book by its cover…and I am sorry for that.

After collecting dust in my office for the last month, I decided to set aside my one-sidedness and actually listen to the 45.  And with all fairness, I was pleasantly surprised. New York City’s Spanglish Fly really pulls off that Ray Barretto Hard Hands era groove that I love so much. You’d think someone would have done this already, right?  In fact, I can’t think of any other group that has tried to embrace that sound today – much like Sharon Jones did for neo soul/funk. So with that I give them credit where credit is due. I really like that they made the effort to press 45’s also – big fan of that. The track I put up is a really low quality MP3, but check out Spanglish Fly at their website and I think you’ll be able to buy their 45 at Dusty Groove soon. Enjoy…

1. Spanglish Fly: Let My People Bugalú

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5 Responses to “Neo Boogaloo with Spanglish Fly”


  1. 1 The Rite Stuff August 22, 2010 at 7:39 am

    You’re right, these guys nail it, starting with that Bobby Valentin riff. The gospel ending rocks!

  2. 2 Dj Turmix August 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    This is the best band of boogaloo now in NY! I recommend his live shows, are amazing!

    Por cierto, gran blog, felicitaciones a los autores.

  3. 3 Alex August 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve been listening to this over and over, really diggin’ on this lately. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4 Read This August 12, 2013 at 2:14 am

    What’s up, cool site you have got there.


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