Exclusive: Salvador Santana's "Don't Do It", Plus Michna Remix [MP3s]
L.A.-based keyboardist, vocalist and composer Salvador Santana released his solo debut, Keyboard City, this week and he's celebrating that fact tonight at historic Downtown punk venue Madame Wong's.
In addition to being a friend of GZA's (The Genius guested on a remix of the titular track) and the son of this guy, Santana collaborates frequently with Money Mark, whose fingerprints are all over Keyboard City.
The record, while surely informed by a certain familial legacy, has more to do with the type of crisp, organ-driven hip-hop funk attributed to the Beastie Boys associate. In fact, Money Mark co-wrote the exclusive MP3 that you'll find below.
In addition to the original version of "Don't Do It," West Coast Sound has scored a remix by Ghostly International producer Michna, who takes the earthy groove of Santana's track and re-maps it across more celestial coordinates.
Download those after the jump.
Don't have an in for tonight's show? No sweat. Santana opens for Leeds funk group The New Mastersounds at El Rey on March 11.