Tribal House Crew is the project of South Florida DJ and producer Charlie Dee Diaz in combination with the vocals and songwriting of his wife Maria Giambanco Diaz.
Diaz has been DJing since 1979, and is known as one of the premier editors in the business, working with partner Jose Chep Nunez as the Diamond 2 in the ’80s and working on many classic dance records. He also worked with Omar Santana on several projects, including the dance/pop classic “Hooked on You” by Sweet Sensation.
He has also worked on 2 No. 1 Billboard hits, 1 of them belonging to R&B legend Tony Terry, produced by Ted Currier ― “Lovey Dovey” is an R&B classic. In 2014 Sony Playstation licensed “Let’s Go All the Way” for the Grand Theft Auto 5 TV and online campaign. Today, he produces house, tech house, and Tribal house music, as the Tribal House Crew, most recently on Oscar Gs label, Made in Miami.
As this three-sided single shows, these days Diaz is currently focused primarily on the afro house, a subgenre that embraces world music and indigenous percussion, all in service of the almighty groove.
Essentially, it is three mixes of the “Afro Acid” track, (Original, Extended, and Charlie D Mix). As is usually the case, the original is tailored for possible airplay, the Extended mix towards the dance floor, while the Charlie D mix actually brings a more detailed, minimalistic version, which seems to be geared for what we can call late night ‘slow dancing.’
Through all three, it is quite evident that Diaz is quite a seasoned dance producer and DJ that knows exactly how to focus on the right rhythm patterns that will drive people to the dance floor, without overburdening the sound with elements that don’t need to be there.
He just might be giving a big push to afro-house here.
Tribal House Crew – “Afro Acid” Review
Charlie Dee Diaz and his Tribal House Crew give a big push to the afro house subgenre with their latest single, "Afro Acid."