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Carlos Ramos y Su Orquesta Fuego’s LP “Tecato” was to be the soundtrack to a never-released movie of the same name. Tecato—slang for a heroin addict—speaks to the emerging madness that was beginning to bubble in the streets of Nueva York as the economic and social decay that would give birth to Hip-Hop in a few years began its reign.
The record embodies the mixture of chaos and beauty that was experienced in the streets as first generation Nuyoricans were merging the rhythms and realities of their Island-born parents with the energy and sounds of New York City. The music of this spectacular soundtrack, which was recorded in one take, mixes Guaguanco, Soul, Psychedelic Rock and Santeria.
Imagine standing on the corner of 116th and Lexington in the middle of July, while from every window there is a different sound blasting. That is what Carlos Ramos y Su Orquesta Fuego sounds and feels like.
Sociedad Records is honored to release “Candelo” and “Lightning & Flash” from this incredible LP as its inaugural release. Remastered and released as a double-sided single for the first time, these two diverse & heavy sounds are an automatic collector’s piece.
A1 : Candelo
B1 : Lightning & Flash
Miami with the fam and the masters. (at Domino Park)
Pa’lante! NYC tees are here…doors open..a gozar! #PalanteNYC #SociedadRecords (at Apt 78)
Tonight is the final Pa’lante! NYC for the summer. Come get your fix with @eurythmic_q @pam_jones and myself. Salsa, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae and whatever else feels good. We will be shooting a few shots for Sociedad Records upcoming release…so come show some love! #PalanteNYC #SociedadRecords (at Apt 78)
Dumb excited about this one! You’re invited to an exclusive international art and music showcase called CROMO — 2 photographers, 2 DJs.
This critically acclaimed showcase, fresh from its stop in Barcelona, and on its way to Miami, Basel, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia this year, is all set to arrive here in New York City. Award winning photographers Suzzette Lee@suzettemlee and Bobby Flowers @bob_flowers are exhibiting their stunning collections while you party-rock to DJs Rich Medina and Christian Martir. At @kinfolklife
This event is open ONLY to Heineken Green Room members.
Members must RSVP here for themselves +1 friend by September 7th at 5pm.
RSVP does not guarantee admittance, so arrive early, as entry will be first come first serve.
You must be 21 or over to enter.
It has been an amazing summer for #PalanteNYC. We spent every week with you sharing some laughs, a few dances, some joints and most importantly culture. As we end our weekly residency and begin our monthly Fall and Winter (fuck you winter) sessions, I want to see everyone come out and celebrate this Thursday. In addition to celbrating the end of a beautiul summer, I am excited to announce that we will be shooting a video for an upcoming release on my Sociedad Records! It is being shot by a good friend who is working on documentary about Izzy Sanabria (the man who designed the Fania logo and almost all their iconic album covers). Definitely check him out @mrsalsamovie . look forward to seeing you all! Much love to @pam_jones and @eurythmic_q who have been an important part of our success and growth and who I am lucky enough to share the tables with. #PalanteNYC #SociedadRecords #FuckWinter (at Apt 78)
A gozar! #palantenyc (at Apt 78)
The big homies @faniarecords showing love..slide through tonight we got @pam_jones and @wonwayposibul ! Certified goodness. #PalanteNYC #SociedadRecords #FaniaRecords #orNah (at Apt 78)
Uptown meets Brooklyn this Thursday as joining us this week we have my homie DJ Wonway from the illest day party, Makossa Brooklyn. Pam Jones and myself will be providing the proper grooves. Come experience culture, some fly shit. #PalanteNYC #MakossaBK #NoSparkleToppedBottles (at Apt 78)
Tonight we bring you the “people’s party” #PalanteNYC. @pam_jones and myself bringing you soulful, real, authentic flavors. Hector Lavoe singing over a Pete Rock beat..that’s Pa’lante! NYC.
Sociedad Records is here. Official first release will be Carlos Ramos y Su Orquesta Fuego “Candelo” & “Lightning & Flash”. Available for purchase on September 1. Release party and other details soon, for now just understand and appreciate that one of your own, one of us, started a label and is committed to putting out nothing but the illest and most authentic representations of our culture(s). Shouts to @nyctrust for believing in the mission. #sociedadrecords #nuevayork #palantenyc #nyctrust