If it weren’t for one, smoky, Cuban nightclub, namely La Zorra y El Cuervo, No Regular Play might not have recorded their latest single, “Won’t Say No.” Recently released, this single follows a tradition as old as time itself in that it is exemplar of relating specific spaces to particular sounds. Just think of leather-clad, heel-tapping gauchos dancing the tango in Argentina, or New York Beats smoking cigarettes to free-form Jazz in the Village. “Won’t Say No” captures that particular hazy timbre of a smoky latin club without sacrificing an ounce of cluby presence in the low-end. Not to mention, this single marks the debut of No Regular Play’s new label, Traffic Control, and it’s more than enough to keep my eyes peeled.
Keeping with their obvious interest in space, we asked No Regular Play what songs they’d like to share that evoke particular spaces just like their own latest.
Listen below for what they suggested.
David Sanchez – Canto O Loiza
Orlando Cachaito Lopez – Wahira
Joe Arroyo – La Rebellion
Caravana Cubana – Chucho Caraballi
Roy Hargrove – Nusia’s Poem
Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan
Maraca – Descarga Total
Tito Rodriguez – Oyeme Antonia
Charlie Haden – En La Orilla Del Mundo
Afro Cuban All Stars – Amor Verdadero
Interview by Tom Moore