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Green Chile In The Air, Vol. 6 available now!

The 6th installment in the annual series,Green Chile In The Air, from the Southwest’s most prolific producer Diles. Continuing in the spirit of tradition, community, and collaboration, GCITA6 calls upon some of the usual cast from previous years such as Hakim Be, Molina Speaks, Idris Goodwin, Ras Elijah Tafari, Ava Del Cielo, Illuminati Congo and Def-I, as well as some new voices such as A Billi Free, Sina Soul Queen, Shami’Wan, LoveMestiza, MaryJane, XevacheAKANobody, and Chris Brennan (¡Reviva!)… Scaling back from past editions which have featured artists from around the US and world, Volume 6 stays mostly local to Albuquerque with a few guests from a far such as Denver, Silver City, and Chicago.

Sonically, GCITA6 is the most polished to date- a bass heavy mix with intelligent, meaningful, timely lyrics and powerful vocals over “space-lounge-desert-dub” production.

*Green Chile thumb drives, MP3 players, sandia shirts and hoodies, and GCITA beanies available below and on store link

Green Chile In The Air, Vol. 4 available now

This is the 4th installment of the annual album Green Chile In The Air from Albuquerque producer Diles, with Visceral View Entertainment. This year brought the focus closer to home yet still represents an array of artists from L.A., Denver, Colorado Springs, Chicago, and of course Albuquerque. This year features local heavyweights and veterans of the music scene such as Jungle One, Def-I, Darbstar, Eph Sharp, Kayohes, Ras Elijah Tafari and former Albuquerque Poet Laureatte Hakim Bellamy, as well as up and coming rising artists such as Dremon and Ras Illy. There is also a handful of national and international recording artists such as Illuminati Congo, Mike Wird, Idris Goodwin, Charles Ex, Lucy LaForge, Anacron, and Raashan Ahmad to round out this years batch.
In keeping with tradition, the majority of the songs (crop) were conceived (planted), recorded (cultivated) and mixed (harvested) during “Chile Season”, which occurs during the fall every year in New Mexico. Out of town artists record their songs in their respective cities and files are sent to Diles at Central Root Studios, where the songs are arranged, compiled, and mixed. Much like the process of harvesting chile, this is Diles’ “labor of love” and ensuring consistency and quality is of upmost importance.
Look out for another prolific year from Visceral View Entertainment in 2015 by Diles with a handful of collaborative projects with artists such as Anacron, Z-Man, Hakim Be, Charles Ex, Jungle One, Molina Speaks, Idris Goodwin and even more. Plant it, pick it, roast it, peel it, bag it, freeze it, dethaw it, put IT on everything. #GreenChileInTheAir

*Limited edition 1GB thumb drive available featuring Volumes 1-4, Bonus Instrumentals, Unreleased Songs, Video, Recipes, and more…


Photos from The GreenChileInTheAir Vol.3 Release party!

GreenChileInTheAir3 Album release party tonight!!



GreenChileInTheAir3 Available now!

This is the third edition of the annual album GreenChileInTheAir by Albuquerque producer Diles, with Visceral View Entertainment and Central Root Studios (Central Root Music Group, LLC). Volume two featured artists from around the Southwest, Midwest, and West coast regions highlighted by artists such as Anacron, Idris Goodwin, Carlos Contreras and Kevin Coval. This year’s batch ended up connecting with artists on a global scale. GreenChileInTheAir Vol.3 features artists from Vancouver, Los Angeles, Denver, Colorado Springs, Trinidad and Tobago, Gabon, and of course Albuquerque. Featuring the likes of artists such as modern renaissance artist Anacron, The prolific underground Hip-Hop legend Moka Only, critically acclaimed poet, author, MC, and playwright Idris Goodwin, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy, Bianca Mikahn, Kayohes, Jungle One and many more.
Diles compiled 90% of the songs between August and October 2013 during “Chile Season”. Most of the songs were recorded at Central Root Studios in Albuquerque, NM. It is an eclectic mix of modern Hip Hop while still staying true to Diles’ notorious blend of nostalgic golden age vibe and dark traditional boom bap styles. The wide array of artists, locations in which they reside, and cultures they represent, along with the mix of Spanish, French, and English languages add to the underlying emphasis that Hip Hop can unite people and offer a common “language” to all. It is also fitting due to Albuquerque being such an ethnic melting pot and international destination, as well as our recent global recognition from Hit T.V. show Breaking Bad (Which is also a theme for the artwork on GCITA3).
Much more music to come soon from Diles, Visceral View, and Central Root. Albums with artists Bianca Mikahn (“Nightdreams and Daymares” due to release Nov 19, 2013), Kayohes (“Zia Sun 16 Bars” due to release early 2014), Hakim Be, Asliani, and Jungle One are already in motion and several nearly finished and due for release in near future. Diles also has several instrumental albums in the works and expected for release in early 2014 including “Adobe Starship Volume 2.”

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