andre cruz Archive

Reviews: Two New Singles from Lugnut Brand Records

As I’ve discussed before, Raza del Soul does important work, preserving the “brown-eyed soul” styles of the 1960s as represented by current-day recording artists. The label’s primary (but not exclusive) […]

Short-format Roundup

Nearly all of my reviews focus on albums. Only when the material truly merits an exception do I cover EPs or singles. Here are quick looks at three new releases […]

Album Review: Chris Lujan & Electric Butter — The Real Thing

A couple of months ago, I wrote a Metro Silicon Valley feature about Raza del Soul, a California record label dedicated to preserving old (and celebrating new) Chicano soul music. […]