Los Angeles DJ/Producer Jose Marquez’s sound is a result of being brought up around Afro-Latin, Caribbean and other World Music at a young age. Always intrigued by electronic sounds as well, Jose's mission has been to fuse his love of global rhythms with the dance floor. Jose indeed succeeded when he burst onto the scene in 2010 with memorable remixes & edits of artists such as Celia Cruz, Nina Simone, Oumou Sangare and many others.
In less than two years time, Jose was blessed with the opportunity to introduce his sound to the world by remixing for renowned Housemusic labels such as Tribe Records, Djoon Experience, Vega Records, Yoruba Records, Wonderwheel Recording and most recently, the iconic label from the 70’s responsible for all the Salsa and Latin music out of New York City, Fania Records!
Since then, he continues to travel the globe uniting nations on the dance floor with his signature sound having performed at major events in cities such as Paris, Athens, Toronto, Los Angeles, NYC, Melbourne, Nairobi, Morocco, Singapore, Shanghai, Peru and Cuba.
Joaquin "Joe" Claussell
Fania proudly presents the latest release in the Hammock House series. The Lower East Side features remixes that define the essence of the NYC experience, especially those where traditional Latin rhythms converge with House and other Dance/Electronica rhythms and beats. The combination of vintage Fania tracks with electronica beats and a new millennium sensibility is a marriage made in heaven, as demonstrated by previous installments in our groundbreaking Hammock House series. This month, Fania is proud to elevate the Hammock House brand into a new level of creativity with the release of Lower East Side - an eclectic feast of funky rhythms, cumbia grooves, sensuous electronic textures and remixed Héctor Lavoe vocal lines. We gave four different DJ/producers access to Fania's treasure vaults: the original multitrack master tapes from recordings by such classic artists as Hector Lavoe, Ray Barretto, Justo Betancourt and Ismael Rivera. The results underscore the timeless vitality of the original tracks. Toy Selectah - a former member of Mexican rap collective Control Machete - has turned Héctor Lavoe's "Aguanile" into a hypnotic masterpiece of tribal beats. Boston-based duo The Whiskey Barons do justice to Ray Barretto classics and add psychedelic cumbia undertones to Justo Betancourt's "Cataño." And Colombian female DJ Isa GT underscores the beauty of 'Maelo' Rivera's vocals on her minimalistic take of Tite Curet Alonso's "Las Caras Lindas." A not-to-be-missed album for Latin electronica collectors, Lower East Side is also recommended for those salsa fans who would like to discover the allure of electronica - and its ongoing quest to keep the beauty of salsa and boogaloo alive. Lower East Side is available as a digital download and also as a gorgeous limited edition LP.Fania se enorgullece en presentar la última versión de la serie Hammock House. El Lower East Side cuenta con remixes que definen la esencia de la experiencia de Nueva York, especialmente aquellos en los ritmos latinos tradicionales convergen con la casa y otros Dance / Electronica ritmos y tiempos.