On November 11th, Latin BitmanÂ returns with a new albumÂ ‘Airplane‘Â featuring his signature style of funky instrumental hip-hop, tropical electronica and reggae-infused future bass.
Today,Â Â MTV IggyÂ premieres the title track and first single â€œAirplane,â€ which can be heard exclusively here:Â http://www.mtviggy.com/
â€˜Airplaneâ€™Â is Latin Bitmanâ€™s 10thÂ studio album, including releases fromÂ multiple side projects such as Bitman & Roban, DJ Bitman, Ritmo MachineÂ andÂ RVSB.Â Â In addition to his original productions,Â Latin BitmanÂ hasÂ doneÂ official remixes forÂ Diplo, Beastie Boys, Tom Tom Club, Manu ChaoÂ and many more.
Latin Bitman is the first and only DJ to appear on the cover ofÂ Rolling StoneÂ in Chile, whichÂ called hisÂ recordÂ â€˜Colourâ€™Â theÂ â€˜Best Album of the Year.â€™
â€˜Airplaneâ€™Â is an exploration of new sounds in his music, according to Latin Bitman: â€œWhile my music has always been open to different influences, I think this album is more carefree, more groovy. There are certain amount of experimentation on this record compared to my previous albums, like the Rock Steady on â€œAirplaneâ€ and Andean music on ‘Across the Pampas’. But of course, on most of the songs youâ€™ll hear the same influences that have been with me since my first albums: funk, hip-hop, breakbeats, dub, etc.â€
Latin Bitmanâ€™s music has a long history of high-profile syncs, including hit TV shows like Dexter, Weeds,Â Nikita,Â NipÂ Tuck,Â 90210
With a diverse catalog that spans across multiple genres, Latin Bitman has long list of collaborators that includesÂ Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), Cypress Hill, Chali 2 Na (Jurassic 5), 311, Ana Tijoux, Francisca Valenzuela, Los Fabulosos CadillacsÂ and many more.Â Â HeÂ has performed atÂ Lollapalooza, Vive Latino, LAMC, SXSW, Cypress Hillâ€™s Smokeout, Estereo PicnicÂ and many other festivals around the world, plus live appearances atÂ KCRW, KEXP, CNNÂ andÂ B-Real.tv.
Latin Bitman says that the name of his new album â€˜Airplaneâ€™Â came as a result of such an active tour life: â€œI have spent much time on airplanes the last decade, which used to be difficult for me, but at one point I just realized I needed to be grateful for everything that was happening with my career, and then everything took a 180 degree turn, and planes became a symbol of good vibes, energy and positive experiences.â€
Before Latin Bitman became a worldwide touring DJ, he was a professional surfer touring the world for competitions. Surfing dominatedÂ much of his childhood, as he started with the sport at the young age of 9. He eventually became a serious contender on the world stage, representing Chile in the Olympic games of surfing in Huntington Beach, California in 1994. While Bitmanâ€™s focus would eventually move towards music, surfing remains in the soul of his songs.
â€œWith my music, there is always the sound of the waves – a sensation that helps elevates me to the coast – along with that total madness of the surf tubes and the beauty of simply feeling free,â€ explains Bitman.