MBE June 21: Summer solstice, J Sole’s remix, and Menudo

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The days are long and the nights are young. We celebrate the summer solstice with some shimmery classics like Kool & the Gang’s “Summer Madness” from 1974 and DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” from ‘91. Plus, KCRW DJ and sonic wizard Jeremy Sole drops his drum beat under the vocals of Sweet Honey In The Rock on his remix of “Ella’s Song.” He says that “it's one of the great protest songs for racial equality and remaining steadfast for the long road ahead” and has graciously made it free for download on Bandcamp

And if you’re a fan of musically versatile Latin superstar Ricky Martin, you may remember the iconic boy band from which he got his start. We throw it back to “Los Fantasmas” by Menudo to whet your appetite for Ricky Martin’s Hollywood Bowl show on Friday July 22, for which we have a box for four to give away! Enter for your chance to win here





Anna Chang