Sano, Gladkazuka and Matias Aguayo played on the new salsa-infused electronic record, out in October.
The project bears the name of its place of origin. In 2013, Sebastián "Sano" Hoyos, Gregorio "Gladkazuka" Gomez, Natalia Valencia and Matias Aguayo began sessions in the town of Rionegro, on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia. Sano, in particular, is a lover of salsa, descarga, boogaloo and merengue, and the crew's appreciation of these records had a heavy impact on the recordings.
In the press release, Sano describes the sessions: "The night came and with it, Aguardiente and smoke. We listened to salsa records and played along on the MPC. Wilson the dog saw us working, dancing and singing. A little more than a month went by. We were joined by a piano player, some singers, a percussionist and recorded day and night, with more Aguardiente. We recorded, with delay and distortion, adding layers of melodies and rhythm. We call it Rionegro, like the place where it was created, like the river that flows down and crosses Medellín on its way to the ocean."
A2 Negro Empelota
B3 Perro Negro
C1 Llegó El Don
D1 La Descarga
D2 El Byron
Cómeme will release Rionegro on October 30th, 2015.