Produced and mixed by the legendary Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, Hammock House – Africa Caribe is more than just remixes of Fania’s back catalog. It’s a stunning two-disc album with each track approached and assembled differently, each on its own terms. The first disc is a live continuous mix by Claussell, but not like your average DJ mixing one track into another Joe’s states his goal for the mix-CD was to create an epic journey that begins in the Motherland (Africa) and moves to New York. The second disc features nine classic Fania tunes from Lou Perez, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto and more, all re-worked with the Joe Claussell touch.
In Joe Claussell’s productions, he has a way of taking the music to that higher level, and it seems (and sounds) that this release is no exception.
Eddie Palmieri – Mi Congo Te Llama (Remixed by Joaquin Joe Claussell) (snippet)