There are several traditions you count on every fall in New Mexico. The Albuquerque international balloon festival; where 1000′s of balloons from around the world fill the sky every morning for two weeks.

Nearly every street corner boasting a chile roasting stand where New Mexico’s prized possession of green chile is roasted, bagged, and taken home to be peeled and frozen to ensure locals have it on stock until the next harvest year, and…

Albuquerque producer Diles’ (@diles_tellem) annual album “Green Chile In The Air” which continually features artists from ABQ, across the U.S.A and countries around the globe. This year marks the 5th year in the series and could be the most potent batch yet.

Having featured artists from cities such as Denver, Colorado Springs, Vancouver,Taos, LA, Chicago, Libreville (Africa), Luasanne (Switzerland), Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), Bordeaux (France), Bluefields (Nicaragua) and more… the Green Chile In The Air series is doing its part in sending New Mexico vibes out into the world via sound waves instead of our traditional export (Green Chile itself).

Volume 5 features artists such as Raashan Ahmad, Dre Z, J Gray, Illuminati Congo,The Broots, Anacron, Charles Ex, CanGo, Molina Speaks, Ill Se7en, Mike Wird, Chris Brennan, JahLan, Mr. Lion, Idris Goodwin, Po.10.Cee, and more.

Catch some green chile in the air Nov 14, 2015 at Tractor Brewery Wells Park for the album release party, featuring performances by artists from the project such as Ras Illy, Quwali, Ras Elijah Tafari, Lili G Evans, Ricky G, Hakim Be, Dahhm Life, Charles Ex, DilesCielo, while sipping on one of Tractors many beers on tap. Hosted by Carlos Contreras with live art by Ras Elijah Tafari.
released November 11, 2015

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Diles (@Diles_Tellem) @CentralRootStudios except where noted**
Mastered By DJ Icewater.
Artwork and design by Zack Freeman.
*Track 1 Co-Produced by Dre Z. Vocals recorded by Dre Z (NM)
*Track 3 Vocals recorded by J Gray (Chicago, IL)
*Track 5 features Def-I on beatbox
*Track 6 Vocals recorded by Ph8 (Taos, NM)
*Track 7 features Randy Runyan on Trumpet. Recorded at Youth On Record (Denver, CO)
*Track 11 Co-Produced by Arturo Salce
*Track 12 Vocals recorded by Pierre Foundry (Seattle, WA)
*Track 13 Vocals recorded by Serafin Sanchez at Youth On Record (Denver, CO)
*Track 14 Vocals recorded by Dahhm Life (ABQ. NM)
*Track 15 features BuddhaFunk on Bass and Mick Hahn on Violin
*Track 16 Recorded at Euro Earthship (Taos, NM) www.earthship.com
*Track 18 Co-Produced by Rick Gonzales
*Track 22 Co-Produced by BuddhaFunk. Vocals Recorded at BlueFieldsSoundSystem (Bluefields, Nicaragua)