Jorge Montiel Trainspotting 10

About to release their 130th track on their Imagenes label over the last decade, Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel return as Los Charly’s Orchestra with the latin fusion funk of “Nuyorican Disco”. This year the label has seen the Atjazz Remix of “Amazonas” top the Traxsource charts alongside the best-selling ’Disco Cake EP’ from Funky Magnetic & Del Blake.  A List supporters include Radio 1’s Pete Tong, BBC 6’s Gilles Peterson, Louie Vega, Lakuti, Craig Charles’ and Dave Lee, and in two weeks time Los Charly’s release “Music For The Soul Pt 2”.

As one of London’s most effusive champions of latin-infused music Jorge Montiel has a new DJ residency at The Maine in Mayfair bi-monthly on Saturdays alongside his residencies at El Pastor. NYE and early January Jorge will be DJ-ing at a Beach Club in the Maldives before heading to Hong Kong for a new club residency…


A Mi Mama – DJ Fudge

Beautiful spiritual vibes in here, crystal clean.

DJ Fudge _ A Mi Mama (Original Mix)

Boys’ – Cody Currie

Cody Currie is definitely one or if not my favourite artists of this year. There’s so much goodness on his album but this one is just locked on the groove with its nice manipulation of the samples…straight forward and effective.


Souleance – GUILI (Art Of Tones Remix)

Love the lush strings here.

Souleance - GUILI (Art Of Tones Remix) [Audio]

FunkTown Nights’ OG Cali Mix

Smoothness in every aspect.

‘You Are The One For Me’ Remix – Dr Packer & Sonic Soul Orchestra feat. Colonel Abrams

Top notch rework here from Dr Packer

‘Need Your Love’ – Milton Jackson & Ski Oakenfull

Groovy funky stuff yet deep in a very musical perspective. I love it! Big shout to Freerange.

El Barrio – Luis Radio & Pietro Nicosia

My favourite current Afro – Latin house party groover right now. The beat reminds me DJ Gregory a bit and it’s actually quite fun to mix them one after the other!

Mi Pena – Birds Of Mind

Deep Latin vibes kinda reminds me of “Set Fire To Me” by Willie Colon.

‘I Heard Music On The Streets’ – Louie Vega / Unlimited Touch

Awesome retouch here by Louie of such an inspiring tune.

‘Love and Hate In A Different Time’ – Gabriels

these guys for me are the best of the best of the current soul bands. Every aspect is on another level and it’s just such joy!


Los Charly’s Orchestra release ’Nuyorican Disco’ produced by Juan Laya and Jorge Montiel on Imagenes Recordings. With vocals from Andre Espeut & Oswaldo Chacon; bass, Matheus Nova; percussion, Emeris Solis; drums, Juan Laya; guitar, Raphael Delfino; piano, Juan Pulia and trumpet from Eikel Venegas.