Let’s welcome DJ Dwight “Chocolate” Escobar to the elWatusi family! View His Playlist!
Enormously popular at music festivals and DJ roundups around the world DJ Dwight “Chocolate” Escobar is a connoisseur of Afro Cuban and Latin rhythms, mixing Cuban timba, Latin rap, hispanic hip-hop & the most exquisite salsa. Dwight has played to large crowds at major Latin events all over Australia and the world. Throughout “Chocolate’s” career in Australia he has supported many famous acts including the Grammy nominated Los Amigos Invisibles, Oscar D’Leon, Los Van Van, El Canario as well as Tina Arena, just to name a few.
Dwight “Chocolate” Escobar is currently running DCEentertainment, a company he established more than a decade ago. DCE Entertainment produces events like Cruise Bar “Salsa On The Rocks,” “The Basement Afro Cuban Sessions,“ and for the first time ever in Brisbane, at QPAC, DCE will produce and artistically direct Juan Formell y Los Van Van… plus many huge events in Australia and the Globe.
The tracks I chose to place in this playlist are for the dancer, lovers of salsa, from the amateur to the connoisseur. I have the right recipe for the mambo big band fans to the salsa dancer from the barrios and the most exquisite timba for the “reparteros de la Habana.” My opening track is “Mambo” from Charanga La Crisis, by my patriot from Venezuela, Geraldo Rosales, followed by Steve Guasch’s “Aqui te traigo sabrosura” just to spell out, nice and clear, what I’m bringing to the elWatusi.com playlist. The third track “La Rumba en casa de Maria,” by Sabadonga, is probably the most outstanding salsa hard core band of this season. “La Ley” by La Negramenta a track that i must include, by law! To make the balance perfect I went back to a classic by Roberto Roena “El pueblo pide que toque.” Then I chose a block of tracks mainly for the big band lovers which today is called ‘mambo,’ followed by another block for the lovers of the classic straight salsa, including big names like Oscar d’ Leon,Tommy Olivencia, and Eddie Palmieri. I’ve finished off with a Timba Cubana block, beginning with one of the protagonists that started the whole movement: Jose Luis Cortez, “El Tosco,” followed by two bands that thrive in international timba: Cesar Pedroso “Pupy” and Angel Bonne! Please enjoy your dose of Chocolate…
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