Boomkat Product Review:
This new project initiated by executive producer Zack Winfield sets out to shake young Cuban musicians out of what's perceived to be a period of stagnation in the country's musical evolution. Despite various subterranean activities and interactions with younger street cultures, according to the findings of the project, most Cuban musicians are still stuck with having to play their way through the Buena Vista standards in hotels and bars across Havana. In a move to dislodge the status quo, Rapster teams the raw talent of Cuba's young players with big name producers and artists from further afield, with legendary backroom types like Marius De Vries, Guy Sigsworth (both with Bjork and Madonna production credits to their name) and Norman Cook hooking up with emerging local talent and even Roisin Murphy. In fact, 'Yellow Moon', a collaboration between Murphy, De Vries and The Revolution musicians is a grand old thing, whose shonky lyrics can probably be overlooked by virtue of the overall quality of the piece, not to mention the peculiar Bond theme elements that crop up during the verses.