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Feb. 17 marks the release of something nasty — vulgar in all the right ways. Miami master of slangin’ D, Jesse Perez releases his second artist album on the imprint he’s built from scratch: Mr. Nice Guy, just named Miami New Times’ record label of 2013.
Kama Sucia (The Art Of Slangin’ D) is a doctrine of sex put together by the Cuban-American producer in the last three years. It’s teeming with erotic rhythms, heavy bass anthems and Miami nostalgia.
Jesse produces music for two reasons: to make big-booty chongitas grind, and to make people listen. In sixteen tracks, he lays down the moods for some sultry foreplay, some fervent pounding and even after-climax down time.
“If Sade’s music is like gently masturbating your partner, then this album is like having sex without a condom.” — Someone in Jesse’s entourage
Kama Sucia starts off like the precursor of a football game with “Jesse’s Birthday Anthem” recorded live at Miami’s prime underground joint, The Electric Pickle. Just incase you weren’t completely sure he was born and raised in the county of Dade, Jesse drops in a slew of samples from staple Miami institutions, Hialeah hoes and maybe even his ‘abuela’.
“This is simply my story — my experiences put into music,” Jesse tells the Miami New Times. “Like ‘Pastelito Party,’ for instance, is a collection of multiple recordings I did when I would take my grandfather to his doctor appointments.”
Things get even grimier as you hit “This Girl (Be Sucking That Dick)” — but don’t fret around your little sister, ‘cause there’s a clean version too (available upon request, seriously).
In “Live From Dade County”, Kama Sucia hits its peak with lush low-end bass and that 90s ass-clappin’ 808 percussion. Bringing down the heat, “The Juice Maker” and “Slow Strokes” focus on attraction and desire with downtempo drums and seductive vocals.
From start to finish, Jesse Perez’s Kama Sucia (The Art of Slangin’ D) is plenty more than an assortment of dance floor bangers. It’s the epitome of everything Jesse stands for — a token of his personality and talent.
And that’s real mothafuckiin’ talk, people.
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Can you tell us a little about your upcoming album and what listeners can expect from it?
It’s a real album with intro’s, interludes and outro’s. It tells my experiences from living in Miami my entire life. I didn’t want this album to be like my last one “Tales From An 8th Street Motel”, with mostly club tracks, on this new album “Kama Sucia” I wanted to showcase more of what I’m capable of as a producer. I didn’t want to limit myself only writing House tracks. So listeners can expect, more complex written tracks, there’s a lot of Hip Hop and Bass influences behind this album. All the tracks we’re produced by myself, all the instruments on it we’re played by myself, no ghostwriters were used (it’s sad I have to point that out, but from what I’ve seen lately not that many people actually know how to write music apparently).
Being based out of Miami, can you tell us a little about your experience with the scene there and how it has helped you become the artist you are today?
I think the Miami scene has always been a tough city to be a successful underground DJ in. For some reason locals really don’t succeed here (I’m talking about the really talented peeps, not what certain clubs try to force feed to people here). I think for that reason it’s made me want to work hard, day in day out, to break that barrier that has been instilled on the scene since I can remember. But I look at it as a good thing, I’ve received plenty of success outside of Miami due to the amount of work I put in trying to actually impress it.
How did you conceive Mr. Nice Guy and what were you main influences?
I started Mr. Nice Guy basically because I was having trouble getting tracks signed. The sound was really different from what any other label was doing so no one was interested. Turned out to be the best decision ever, I like have totally creative control over my tracks and how they are published. Everything that is Miami (Not South Beach) influenced this label. From the different culture that one can experience here, to cuisine, to classic Miami musical gems.
When you not making beats or slanging D, what do you do on your spare time?
Normal everyday routines, dinner with my fam, movies, heat games, and occasional visits to bangbros.com
What can listeners expect from you and Mr. Nice Guy for the future?
We’re going to be doing more label parties globally, rather than just in Miami.
Are there any artists that you in particular are really excited about and have on Mr. Nice Guy or would like to bring to the label?
Really excited to have such talented guys from my hometown on Mr. Nice Guy. Sex Sells, Chalk., and Mika Materazzi.
Any plans for the WMC’s this year?
Yes we’re doing the annual “Mr. Nice Guy Pastelito Party” on Wednesday March 26th at C-Level Rooftop inside of the Clevelander Hotel in South Beach, I’ll be doing a special Miami bass set for that party. I will also be playing at the I’m A House Gangster party on Friday the 28th at The Clevelander’s main floor.
What is your biggest goal for yourself and Mr. Nice Guy in 2014?
I just want me and my crew to be successful, that’s the most important goal at this point.