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Rita Indiana(Debut EP on Dutty Artz July 6th prod.Rupture & Shadetek)(Official Video+MP3)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2010 by dk

Dutty Artz is very pleased to announce the debut official release from Dominican underground superstar Rita Indiana.  For those unfamiliar with Rita’s vibe download her La Hora De Volver here, courtesy of Remezcla.  

The main reference points for this single, No Ta Llevando El Diablo / Los Poderes (The Devil’s Takin’ Us Away / Powers) are merengue, mambo de la calle, punk rock, and tropical club pioneered by Dutty Artz. “No Ta Llevando” clocks in at a breakneck 185 beats-per-minute. It’s a ferociously catchy punk-mambo where güira scrapes and eerie synths compete with overdriven guitars as Rita Indiana’s imagistic lyrics paint a picture of social decay. Grannies living in trash, kids smoking rock: her dark scenes get transformed into a hearty lust for life in true santeria/voodoo fashion. Recorded with Los Misterios in the DR and produced by Rupture & Shadetek in Brooklyn.

The release will be available July 6th in all fine digital retailers including iTunes, Juno, Amazon and Boomkat.  In the meantime, soak your eyes in these:

La Hora De Volver (official video):

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