Coati Mundi | Dancing For The Cabana Code In The Land Of Boo-Hoo
CD / Digital / 2xLP November 30, 2010 @ iTunes, Amazon, select shops
"A great big yes to the return of Coati Mundi, a k a Andy Hernandez, one of the prime collaborators in the great mongrel funk projects Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Dr. Buzzard"s Original Savannah Band..."
– Ben Ratliff NY Times review of 2009's "No More Blues" EP Read full review here.
1. Voyage Libertad To The Boat Dance
2. Do Not Brown Your Nose
3. He Wants To Make Love To Himself
4. Bundas Bom
5. Wanna Go To The Mall
6. I Love My Dog (Do Do Do)
7. It's All About The Money, Money
8. No More Blues
9. Dancing Disco 101 *
10. One Day We Will Pay*
11. The Boat Dance (Bonus E-Love remix)
Produced , arranged and composed by E-Love & Coati Mundi Hernandez
Except * : Composed by Coati Mundi Hernandez - Elan Polushko - Doug Lee (aka Lee Douglas)
Coati Mundi’s Electric Boogie & Bad-Assed Beats:
Dance Music’s Quirky Genius Returns
New Album November 30
New Album “Dancing for The Cabana Code in The Land of Boo-Hoo”
To be released November 2010 by Rong Music
August 24, 2010, New York City – “A great big yes,” says The New York Times to the spectacular solo return of one of dance music’s true eccentrics, the genius Coati Mundi, who is back with “Dancing for The Cabana Code in The Land of Boo-Hoo,” his first album in nearly two decades.
To be released this November on trend-setting NYC indie Rong Music, the deliriously genre-spanning (disco, salsa, samba, funk), multilingual, electro-infused dance album was produced, arranged and composed by Coati Mundi and UK studio wizard E-Love, with additional production by nu-disco maestro Lee Douglas (“A New York Story,” “Our Song”). Douglas, an accomplished illustrator, also did the cover art.
Also known as Andy Hernandez, many may remember the zoot-suited Coati Mundi from early eighties hits like “Me No Pop I” and “Como Esta Usted?” as well as his numerous collaborative projects, many of which were released on the edgy/arty New York imprint, ZE Records.
Coati Mundi was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, best known for their #1 Billboard Dance hit “Cherchez La Femme”* as well as “Sunshower,” a favorite of hip hop producers, sampled by A Tribe Called Quest, M.I.A., Ghostface Killah, De La Soul, and
Doug E. Fresh.
Coati Mundi was also the co-leader, musical director and arranger for the quirky, cinematic, Afro-Latin big band Kid Creole And The Coconuts, the arranger for punk-disco diva Cristina and the music producer for Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rumba Band, which also lassoed a #1 Billboard Dance hit with the deliciously camp “Deputy of Love.” Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Coati Mundi now lives in Los Angeles where he is also an actor.
Coati Mundi’s “Dancing for The Cabana Code in The Land of Boo-Hoo” is out November 30 on Rong Music, features the singles “No More Blues” and “Dancing Disco 101.”
Rong Music is the NYC-based dance label founded in 2003 by Jason “DJ Spun” Drummond (long-time curator of MoMA/PS1's Warm Up music series) and partner Ben Cook. Together they have released their own vinyl and digital singles as well as those by like-minded friends and peers such as Rub N Tug, Mudd, Woolfy, Free Blood and Lee Douglas.
*View the official video for Cherchez La Femme
Interview, review CD requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT COATI MUNDI
More: view the official video for Cherchez La Femme
Coati formerly known as "Sugarcoated Andy" hails from Spanish Harlem NY and is best known as one of the founding members of the Grammy nominated 70"s group Dr. Buzzard"s Original Savannah Band and of the critically acclaimed 80"s group Kid Creole & The Coconuts where he served as the band"s musical director and arranger. In fact his pioneering Spanglish rap song "Que Pasa/Me No Pop I" originally released, as Kid Creole & The Coconuts Presents Coati Mundi was the first hit for the group garnishing them major international attention. His zany energetic performances as Kid Creole"s comic foil sidekick has been lauded by fans worldwide including luminaries such as Barry Manilow, Prince, Madonna, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Rick James, Lady Diana and Michael J. Jackson
Since his days with the aforementioned iconic musical groups this self-proclaimed "James Dean of The Music Scene" has worked with an array of renown artists including Carlos Alomar, Ruben Blades, Jocelyn Brown, Nona Hendryx, Chrissie Hynde, Wyclef Jean, Grace Jones, Machito, Madonna, Tito Puente, Sly & Robbie, The Roots and the Olsen Twins
He has also appeared on films working with various distinguished directors including Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Brian De Palma, Roger Donaldson, Allan Arkush and Melvin Van Peebles
During 2009's MoMA PS1 Warm Up series in NYC, Coati and crew previewed tracks from "Dancing for The Cabana Code in The Land of Boo-Hoo" to great acclaim. The show was well received by young and veteran music lovers alike. In classic Coati Mundi theatrical style, he arrived on stage, revved up with "walker" in tow and began dancing for the "Cabana Code". This year marks the return of Coati Mundi. Walker be damned, he’ll continue dancing.
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