Los Charly’s Orchestra: “Al Ritmo Del Latin Funk”

 

Los Charly’s Orchestra is a London based collective created, al ritmoproduced & lead by Venezuelan producers Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel. The project Combines a vintage and contemporary sound at once. It is also characterized by a unique edge that blends the Boogie-Disco sound of the 70′s with a seriously Latin perspective.

Over the past few years LCO had produced a series of songs that have become modern stamps of their music. “My Barrio”,  and “Al Ritmo Del Latin Funk” have been given the recognition by entities & personalities of the calibre of NME, Craig Charles (BBC6), Joey Negro, Dimitri from Paris & Norman Jay in between many others due to their authenticity.

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Caseroloops: “Sentimiento, Cumbia y Movimiento”

By Manuel Rivas

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Ceseroloops is an electronic band that combines Afro Caribbean rhythms and Venezuelan Folklore music . Its members are Héctor Martínez, Orlando Barranco, Manuel Páez, Sheydeguer Silva, and Miguel Bermúdez.

The band made their breakthrough by the end of 2007 when the company DUSA offer them a national tour. They would end their last show for this tour as the open act for Los Amigos Invisibles with an outcome of 3000 people.

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Orquesta Discotheque

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Orquesta DiscoMusica Moderna is the latest work from DJ Afro (Jose Luis Pardo). Also known as the guitarist from Los Amigos Invisibles for many years. However, he is now releasing an album under the label Nacional Records under a project that he has named Orquesta Discotheque. In addition,  just to mention a few of his music collaborators for this project,  Dj Afro worked together with Dimitri From Paris,  Francisca Valenzuela and Federico Aubele. Moreover,  the album is a compilation of many Latin American classic pop tunes such as “Lamento Boliviano” from Los Enanitos Verdes, “Tu”  from Juan Luis Guerra & 440 and “Buscando un Poco de Amor” from Shakira. As a result, all songs have Afro’s footprints through his funky guitar riffs and vintage disco sound. Continue reading

Ziggy-VHM: “Si Estoy Vivo”

By Manuel Rivas

 

Victor Hugo Mendoza (a.k.a. VHM) is best known for  his work as a producer and band mate of  Spias and El Gran Torino, both Venezuelan rock bands from the 90’s. Moreover,  Ricardo Anthes (a.k.a. Ziggy) worked at the same time in Venezuela as the lead singer  for  La Calle.  Both have joined  forces since beginning of 2013 after VHM approached Ziggy  for a remix he wanted to produce for the song “Las Cuevas” from Ziggy’s fomer band. VHM asked Ricardo to sing for his re-mix version. As a result, they kept talking about new ideas for potential songs and working as a duet.

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Quique Escamilla received a CMFA 2014 award

Quique Escamilla received a CMFA 2014 award for the category of “World Solo Artist of the Year”. The ceremony was held in Ottawa from November 27 to 29. Escamilla has been putting some hard work from the time he started recording his latest album “500 Years of Night” up to the touring days promoting it. His lyrics are deep and his skills for composing and arranging all different instruments should be acknowledge. Continue reading

Lido Pimienta: “Agua”-Live-Pinball Sessions

By Manuel Rivas

 

Many know Lido Pimienta for her extravaganza and experimental approach to electronic music. Her sublime and repetitive melodies sang in Spanish that invites you to imagine an aboriginal fairy tale from somewhere in South America.

Her music career as a singer song writer started back in Colombia and has progress deeply over the years after settling in Toronto. She has release one album by the name of “Color” which had a great response among the Canadian audience. Moreover, she aims to release a second  work by the name of “La Papessa” where many famous musician such as Andrea Echeverri and Conector from Aterciopelados have collaborated.

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Fernan Dust: “Without Shoes in Buenos Aires”

By Manuel Rivas

 

Electronic Dj/ Music Producer Fernan Dust from Venezuela has been based in Berlin for several years. Dust has been adopting the tones and textures of the electronic scene from Germany’s capital city. Elements such as tech and deep house have label most of Fernan’s releases. In addition, he has release many independent tracks and remixes within this style. Continue reading