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Jose Marquez
Mali Blues


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 New York City label from the late 60's-70’s responsible for the birth of Salsa music, 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

Mali Blues is not only the title of the track, but is a specific genre from this musically rich and diverse region of West Africa. Mali is credited with giving birth to American Blues, a vocal and rhythmic instrumental musical form of cultural struggle, work and love songs derived from the African-American population in the southern states. The roots of Blues can be traced back to the traditional rhythms and oral music of the people of Mali. The idea for Mali Blues was conceived in Paris when Tribe Director Zepherin Saint came across 3 musicians from Mali and decided to capture their talents in the studio. These raw recordings were then sent to Jose Marquez, who is known for working with various styles of traditional African and Latin music and producing heavy percussive driven dance tracks that speak to today's clubs.

Production by: Jose Marquez

Recorded by: Zepherin Saint

Mastered at: Earthworks Studio

Executive Producer and A&R: Zepherin Saint

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