Co-founder of Que Bajo, Uproot Andy is a leading figure in the global bass scene and hosts a regular show on Red Bull Music Academy radio. His remix for Fania turns the iconic 60s salsa jam into a futuristic footwork anthem, with elements of trap, ghetto tech, Jersey club and juke.
The remix appears on the upcoming album Calentura: Global Bassment, which puts bass-heavy spins on the legacy of Fania superstars like Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and more, bringing together two different generations of cutting-edge dance floor culture. The album also features remixes by 2015 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominees Bomba Estereo, plus Jilionaire from
Major Lazer and Brazil’s leading trap producers Tropikillaz.
Uproot Andy explains, “Salsa was the gateway drug that lead to my addiction to different styles of music. The first salsa records I fell in love with were Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe, records on Fania that I bought on vinyl at used shops in New York, and they remain some of my all-time favorites, so it’s pretty amazing to think that the same label that released my musical heroes would release my version as well.”