Bumbac Joe, né Leopoldo Bello, who has shared turntables with Armand Van Helden and has been featured alongside performers such as Sinkane or Shantel & The Bucovina Club Orkestar, features in his latest EP four tracks with Juan Tomás Martínez on the vocals (former singer and percussionist of world-touring Spanish band Canteca de Macao), singer-songwriter Sarah Marie Gilbert, and the Caracas´ Camerata Infantil choir.
The four tracks were mixed by Lodewijk Broekhuizen, Milwaukee based band Twin Brother´s guitarrist.
With his latest EP, The Hot Revolution, Bumbac Joe stirs his beats into the US cauldron. The title song, “Hot Revolution”, a song with a story behind about street vendors and a connection between Milwaukee and Lima, infuses electronic beats with Afro-Peruvian rhythms, Venezuelan tamunangue and Spanish bulerias. Juan Tomás Martínez is featured on two tracks: “Tu Mambo”, a funkified mambo with a jazz drive and a danceable Afro-Latin beat, and “Captain Manteca”, an afrobeat global bass groove. The final composition, “Corazón Abierto” (Open Heart), is and electronic Latin jazz number that serves up a rum & tonic to cure your despecho (heartbreak).
The Hot Revolution EP will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com