The Angry Mexican DJ's / The Stateside Hombre's
Angry Mexican's are Steve Bracewell and Milf. From their early days of DJ’ing heavily influenced Hip-Hop and Funk sounds in the mid eighties, the pair have been building the sound, and the concept of the Angry Mexican DJ’s. Milf and Steve’s diverse range of influences encompass Funk, Ska, Latino, Electro Hip Hop and house. These influences, when put together make an original and exciting sound, can be enjoyed on the dancefloor, or at home as a listening experience, as Milf says "If it makes you nod your head... it’s worked".
Moving from the Hip-Hop scene, into the early Acid house scene, and on to Jungle, the DJ’ing talents of the pair are without question. 1991 saw them release an E.P called "The Sunnyside Up E.P". "Music For Da People" from that E.P is still listed in the top most wanted tunes up to this day. It was also included on the legendary LP "London Hardcore, 180 bpms +", a ground breaking and legendary album that still graces turntables and music systems all over the globe. Milfs DJ’ing talents were universally recognised in 1990 when he won best newcomer at the DMC’s mixing championships at London’s Hippodrome, receiving his award from Jazzie B from Soul II Soul.
Deciding to broaden their horizons, the pair starting experimenting with bands, including one 11 piece band which included six rappers on stage!! An also brief flirtation with a pretty successful act called E.M.F also happened around this time, unbelievable!!. Steve and Milf then took off to NYC and San Francisco in the U.S, within months they had carved themselves quite a reputation as DJ’s, secured residency’s nationwide and had travelled the length and breadth of the country gaining fans where-ever they appeared.
Upon returning to the U.K the pair decided to go ahead with their plans for "Angry Mexican DJ’s". The foundations were already there, with Steve’s accomplished keyboard skills and Milf's reputation for playing a mean blue vein solo on the oboe, the pair soon put together an album and live show (including five vocalists) that is something that needs to be experienced. The pair handed Dave Morales a copy of "I want your love" in Ibiza last year, he played it within ten minutes to a crowd that went completely beserk. By the end of the week Alex P and Eric Morillo had got copies and were also playing it, the Island was hooked.
With the foundations firmly in place, 2001 is ready to witness the rest just fall into place. The live show is about to take off, University tours, Summer Festival appearances, European Festival visits and dates in Miami at the winter music conference are in the final stages of negotiation. The album is due for release on Palm Pictures in Mid July, a preceding single is planned for May and the rest...may soon go down in history.
Taken from MPI Agency
Since I discovered a couple of their vinyls in HMV the tracks 'Phoenix City', 'Funky Clav' and 'Disco Call' have become regular tunes on my playlist at Planet Angel where they receive a huge response. I have also passed them onto Monkey Pilot at Whirl-Y-Gig and similarly they have become big tunes on the Whirly playlist.
In a recent email from Steve Bracewell I learned that they have also started up a group called The Stateside Hombre's, which will continue to produce the more quirky ska based stuff like Phoenix City etc, and will be available on Skatty Productions.
Three of their tracks have been licensed to Concept Music and they are releasing "Mary Mary" and "Phoenix City" at the end of June 2001. They have been receiving much airplay courtesy of Steve Lomacq and John Peel, not to mention Phoenix Citys weekly usage on Sky Sports Soccer program on Saturday mornings. Following supporting EMF at the Astoria (London) in June 2001 they were reported to be releasing a beats mix of "Unbelievable" titled 'Un-Funkin_Believable'. And the latest news is that they have a single being promo'd at the moment with a couple of wicked Yousef mixes and a Skanty Sandwich beaty mix.
12": Funky Clav / Mary Mary[SKATTY001]
Released 5/00 on Skatty Productions. Written and produced by The Angry Mexican DJ's. 'Funky Clav' is an excellent cut of funked-up bigbeat combined with a hint of scar and the cheekiest of Hammond organs. This is a very short track but works a treat on the dancefloor - an essential tune. On the flipside 'Mary Mary' sounds like something from the Monkeys or the Beatles - obviously our Mexican friends produce a diverse range of sounds.
12": Disco Call / Phoenix City[SKATTY003]
Released 7/00 on Skatty Productions. Written and produced by the Angry Mexican DJ's. Head straight for 'Phoenix City' which will light up dancefloors wherever its played. This is a great crossover track where funky bigbeat combines with ska and a fantastic brass top line, packed full of summer vibes. Its actually a remake of an old Skatalites track of the same name. On the flip 'Disco Call' took a couple of plays to appreciate since I was so wrapped up with 'Phoenix City' - in fact it was nearly six months after the release of this 12" that I realised the full potential of this track - ops! Both tracks are now regular tunes on my playlist and makes for an all round essential purchase.
CDS: Stateside Hombres - Maybe Mary / Phoenix City[CDCON21]
Released 2001 on Concept Music. Leaving the full-length versions to the vinyls once again, Kerphunk's remix as the only significant contribution is a passable remix attempt, but still sub-par to the original. Thanks to Brian Harris for this information.
12": I Like it Funky feat. Angelina Tamburrin[PP1270571 / PP1270579]
Released 10/01 on Palm Pictures Ltd. Written by The Angry Mexican DJ's, Tamburrin & Dale. Produced by the Angry Mexican DJ's. Contains a sample from Syd Dale "Disko Tek". The Full Length Version is a cheerful 4/4 house number with prominent vocal content from Angelina Tamburrin, backed by bouncy bongo percussion and the usual cheeky jazzy brass that the Angry Mexican DJs do so well. Over on the other side Derick Carter's B.H.Q Re-Rub is a minimalistic affair with a rather bear beat accompanied by snippets of the vocal. Mr Carter manages to add a bit more body to his Reprise Mix, although its still a little bit plinky plonky. The real fun is kept till last though with the Hispanic Causing Panic Mix. Here the vocal content is reduced compared to the Full Length Version and more emphasis is given to the funky piano melodies and percussion. I've got to admit that this version is growing on me every time I play it; whilst it's considerably more commercial sounding than most of the stuff I DJ, its also very addictive and fun. I challenge you not to tap your foot!
CDS: I Like it Funky feat. Angelina Tamburrin[PPCD 7057 2]
Released 10/01 on Palm Pictures Ltd. Written by The Angry Mexican DJ's, Tamburrin & Dale. Produced by the Angry Mexican DJ's. Contains a sample from Syd Dale "Disko Tek". Unfortunately this single is devoid of the Full Length Version that featured on the vinyl release, but at least provides the two better remixes. Thanks to Brian Harris for this information.
CD: Stateside Hombres - Skank[CEPTCD8]
Released 2/04 on Concept Music. Written by Milford/Bracewell/McLeon. Produced by Milford/Bracewell. Track 2 written
by Malente/Whitehouse/McLeon. Track 3 written by Milford/Bracewell/McLeon/Wilson. 'Skank' is the Stateside Hombres debut album, comprising of an
urban fusion of funked up scar with elements of hip hop, breakbeat and reggae. There are some mighty fine moments to be had, including the strong
openers 'Ding Dong' and 'Look Good Crew', plus 'Phoenix City' which they originally released under their Angry Mexican DJs moniker. Essential.
For further information on The Angry Mexican DJ's / The Stateside Hombre's see their official web site or contact Skatty Productions by:
Tel: 01452 760637
Mob: 07732 219863
Fax: 01594 823266