Señor CoconutGran Baile Con...

Label:Rather Interesting – RI 044
CD, Album, Limited Edition
Genre:Electronic, Latin
Style:Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Latin, Electro, Experimental


1El Coco Baile (Nova Raro)7:24
2Supertropical (Neo Tradicional)
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Atom Heart
3Chocolatina (Guaguanco Libre)
Other [Title Inspired By]Arielle
4Upper Mambo / Lower Funk (Mezcla Sentimental)
Rap [Passionate Latin Rap]Jorge Gonzalez*
5Pisco Control (Jive Eclectico)
Soloist, Synthesizer [Moog]Lisa Carbon
6Mambo.Val (Revival Cabezón Latino)1:12
7La Noche Cool (Cha Chambiento)7:32
8Suavito (Jive Eclectico)
ChorusArielle (4)
9Musica Moderna (Samba Virtual)
FluteRicardito Tambo
Programmed By [Piano Solo]Lisa Carbon
10.1Diarios Clave (Rumba Funk)
ClavesChico Rodriguez
Scratches [Japanese Ticket Scratching]MCH (2)

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Triggering the Latin subconscious...

1 El Coco Baile [The Coconut Dance] - Invitado especial artista desconocido tocando un solo de bateria absurdo [Unknown special guest artist playing an absurd drum solo]
2 Supertropical - Programación adicional por Atom Heart [Additional programming by Atom Heart]
3 Chocolatina [Milk shake / Small chocolate bar] - Titulo inspirado por Arielle [Title inspired by Arielle]
4 Upper Mambo / Lower Funk - Apasionado rap Latino por Jorge Gonzalez [Passionate Latin rap by Jorge Gonzalez]
5 Pisco Control - Solo de Moog por Lisa Carbon [Moog solo by Lisa Carbon]
6 Mambo.Val - Saludos a señor Popp y señor Oschatz [Greetings to Mr. Popp and Mr. Oschatz]
7 La Noche Cool [The Cool Night] - Titulo indicido por San Pedro [Title induced by San Pedro]
8 Suavito [Very Smooth] - Choros por Arielle [Chorus by Arielle]
9 Musica Moderna [Modern Music] - Solo de piano programado por Lisa Carbon, flauta tocada por Ricardito Tambo [Piano solo programmed by Lisa Carbon, flute played by Ricardito Tambo]
10 Diarios Clave [Daily Claves] - Invitado especial Chico Rodriguez (clave canal izquirdo), MPC 3000 (clave canal derecho) y MCH (scratiching de billetera Japonesa/Mono) [Special guest Chico Rodriguez (calve left channel), MPC 3000 (clave right channel) and MCH (Japanese ticket scratching /Mono)]

Todas las composiciones, arreglos, instrumentos y programacion por Señor Coconut excepto cuando es indicado. [All compositions, arrangements, instruments and programming by Señor Coconut except where indicated]
Grabado en 'Mira Musica' studio uno/Santiago de Chile 1997, excepto "Chocolatina", "Suavito" y "Mambo.val" grabado en el famoso 'SEL I/S/C' 1996/97. [Recorded at 'Mira Musica' studio one/Santiago de Chile 1997, except tracks 3, 6 and 8 recorded at the famous 'SEL I/S/C' 1996/97]
Dirección de Arte Lisa Carbon. [Art direction Lisa Carbon]
Diseño por Hugo De Naranja y Linger Decoree. [Design by Hugo De Naranja and Linger Decoree]
Foto Don Pedro De Dinero Voigt. [Photo Don Pedro De Dinero Voigt]
Maquillaje Michelle Concepción [Make-up Michelle Concepción]
Oye mestiza! [Listen mestiza!]

Ayudaron: [With help from: / Supported by:] Dandy Jack, Arielle, Cecilia Aguayo, Rodrigo Garcia, Antonio Monasterio & Ricardo Villalobos

Dedicado a [Dedicated to] Antonio Machin

Made in EEC
Limitation: 1400

Comes with a transparent disc inlay tray, allowing an additional picture sleeve to be visible beneath it.

Recording Info:
The actual/programmed total time for track 10 is 9:30. However, the song ends at the 6:54 mark, leaving the next 2:27 minutes as blank space/dead air. Then at its 9:21 mark, there is a short burst of [several of] the samples used on this album. The correct track times for this particular release are as appear above.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: RI 044 P+O-33104-A1 04-97
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L961
  • Label Code: LC 6269

Other Versions (5 of 13)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
El Gran Baile (CD, Album)Third EarXECD-1062Japan1997
Recently Edited
Gran Baile Con... (CD, Album, Stereo, Promo)Akashic Records, EastWest Japan015, AMCT-2576Japan1998
Recently Edited
Gran Baile Con... (LP, Album, Remastered)Multicolor RecordingsMCR 111.1Germany2000
Recently Edited
El Gran Baile (Gran Baile Con... Señor Coconut) (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Multicolor Recordings, Multicolor RecordingsMCR 111.2, EFA 56011-2Germany2000
New Submission
Grand Baile Con... (CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue)Multicolor RecordingsMCR 111.2 NGermany2000



  • acidica's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    I do believe the drum solo in "El Coco Baile" is a Buddy Rich solo. I can`t be 100% sure but there is something about it that screams BR.
    • Ajapanagamanas's avatar
      Edited 3 years ago
      It's all over the place but, as usual with Schmidt's work, that's the actual point of it all.
      "El Coco Baile" has barely anything to do with bossa nova ('weird nova' as the artist himself puts it... i guess he's talking about bossa? what else) and gets interrumped by a 'nonsensical drum solo by anonymous artist' (sampled, mind you) midway. "La Noche Cool" begins as something straight out from Datacide II and before you know it becomes a dreamy, cool Bolero. Main rhythm from "Pisco Control" has to be taken straight from a latin jazz record, Coconut just adds his Lisa Carbon thing with a lenghty moog solo on top of it and it works because of its context. Everywhere else rhythms aren't really that latin, even if it's all being done with salsa and mambo samples (and so many Perez Prado 'uhs'!) it usually ends up sounding like electro, but it's not like that's a bad thing considering this album is NOT supposed to be a direct homage to latin rhythms (as later albums under the Coconut moniker are) but a mashup of latin stuff and Schmidt's trademark crazy electronic sound(s). So it's more cerebral than what you might be expecting.
      • hubert1978's avatar
        This guy is crazy and his musical creation is absolutely unique. Album of course is a giant point in music history and 'Suavito (Jive Eclectico)' track will be in pole position for about two days in my new year's party. Memorable. Recommended for sure.
        • Expansive09's avatar
          Progressive Latin music aint but in the hands of a German living in the heartlands of south America perhaps thats changed. I am SURE this music is and never going to be accepted widely by latin America so its our open minded western Caucasians who will likely appreciate Mr. Coconuts experiments in electro Latino funk!
          Upbeat in your ear rhythmic latin influenced electronic replete with Roland analog drum boxes, acoustic congos, bongos, shakers and the expected vocoder vocalizing. Fun to listen to and not as "weird" as one might expect. There alot of complexity to some arrangements/compositions and at times a little fusion thrown in for good measure.
          • Marcousis's avatar
            Tasty and refreshing latin-flavoured music, this album bestows the genre with a new level of awareness, using electronic gear only, makes it sound even better than the traditional latin american approach and generally more appealing to a western ear. The rhythms are extremely addictive, even if you thought you could never like latin american music, Señor Coconut is going to prove you wrong, especially if you are already into quality electronic music. Go listen and buy the album is well worth it!!!


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