As longtime fans of Antibalas it's almost embarrassing that someone else had to bring to our attention the ridiculously awesome solo work of that band's Chico Mann. Mann has been self-releasing crazy synth-laden funk and afro-flecked jams for months that we are just now digging into heavily. Shame on us. Blessings on Geko Jones who spotted "Ya Yo Se" from Mann's recent album Analog Drift: Muy Esniqui, which, miraculously, you can own
without spending a single cent next to nothing, or, if you really like it, for as much as you want to donate. We're valuing it at one million dollars. Mann has a few other releases in the same vein up, as well—also worth a million—and is now taking donations both large and small on Kickstarter to fund his next album (while you're at Kickstarter, throw a little money at Deakin too). Mann will be playing a bunch of shows in New York over the next month, with and without Antibalas, if you want to hand him cold hard cash for his music or give him a hug—dude looks huggable.
Download: Chico Mann, "Ya Yo Sé"