Monday, June 18, 2012
All-star Colombian group Ondatrópica have released a new video shot during a three week recording process in the legendary Discos Fuentes studio in Colombia earlier this year. The debut album is released on CD, LP and download on 16th July through Soundway Records.
Conceived by Colombian musician Mario Galeano and English producer Quantic, Ondatrópica brings together some of the legendary figures from Colombian music and a select group of younger Colombian musicians. The plan; “to re-interpret the tropical musical heritage of Colombia with new approaches in composition, arrangement and production in a classic and mythical setting.”
A mixture of well known and classic Colombian styles such as cumbia, porro, gaita and champeta clash head-on with boogaloo, ska, beat-box, hip hop, dub and funk. The tracks range from straight-up timeless pieces with one foot in the 1960s and 70s to progressive and forward-looking recordings firmly rooted in the 21st century. Mario and Will also adopted a 100% analogue recording approach in tribute to a sound and feel that the studio had been lacking for some years now.
Ondatrópica will perform headline shows at The Hackney Empire and Concorde 2 in Brighton as well as appearing on the Americas Stage at the Tower of London as part of the BT River of Music on the 22 July 2012.
20/07/12 - The Hackney Empire, London, UK - TICKETS
22/07/12 - BT River of Music, London UK - TICKETS
27/07/12 - The Lincoln Centre, New York, USA - TICKETS
02/08/12 - Concorde, Brighton - TICKETS
03/08/12 - Dromo Festival, Oristano, Sardina - TICKETS
04/08/12 - House of World Cultures, Berlin - TICKETS