Electropical Pt. 3

A 7 track tropicalia album (36m 36s) — released June 21st 2019 on Imagenes

The Afro-Latin connections of Venezuela's coastal region meet London based producers Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel, for the 3rd edition of their latest musical venture: Electropical.

Jorge travels to Bolivar Film Studios - Caracas / Venezuela for a couple of days of musical experimentation & recordings, accompanied by some of the heaviest players in town, including no other than Mr Spiteri himself, J Pulia Liendo (Ex Pianist of Dimension Latina), and the emblematic Afro-Latin Drum ensemble: Grupo Madera, (between others) for the making of the tunes: "San Juan & Electropical".

As a perfect complement, the studio work gets continued back in London at Imagenes Recordings batcave, for the making of the Afro-Funky-Jazz conveyor of: "Spacial Paradise", plus an updated mix of their classic rework of "Sexmachina".

Meanwhile ongoing collaborator / remixer Pete Herbert joins the Tropical fest delivering another of his fingerlicking Balearic nuggets, infused with the Colombian roots flava of the Andean folk anthem: "Fruta Fresca" (previously re-visioned by Juan & Jorge for the first edition of this project and now re-optimized for club purposes by Mr PH).

Last but not least, here it comes the unexpected but very well suited collaboration of James Rod meets Juan & Jorge, with the epic club mix of "Spacial Paradise". Proto-Disco-House and the deepness of the Afrolatino spirit conjuring a magical spell into the farthest dimensions of musical imagination.

Musicians & collaborators of this project (without specific order):

Jorge Spiteri (Bass),
Grupo Madera (Drum Ensemble): Noel Marquez, Jose Urbina, Arnaldo Garcia, Remigio Piñate
Matheus Nova (Bass & Chorus)
Juan Pulia Liendo (Keys)
Marcelo Andrade (Sax)
Raphael Defilno (Drums & Chorus),
Paul Batik (Trumpet),
Emeris Solis (Percussion)
James Rod (Guitar & Electronic Bass)
Juan Laya (Drums & Percussion)
Jorge Montiel (Chorus & Programming)
Jose Urbina (Lead Vox)
James Stuart (Strings)
Elio Torres (Double Bass)
Sean Douglas (Clav)
JP Sancho (Synth).
Recording assistant (Venezuela): Leonardo Giron.
Artwork: "Cacao" by Pedro Centeno Vallenilla (Aragua / Venezuela -1961)

Produced, arranged & directed by Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel.

Excellent stuff! - Rainer Truby

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