Sunday, April 29, 2007

Lost in MySpace

MySpace La Onda Tropical Latin Music Discover New Bands
Our own MySpace page is doing quite well, but essentially MySpace Music exists to find new bands. When every kid that plays three guitar chords has its own page, discovering good music between the general sludge can be challenging. So the selection below is not representative at all - just remarkable findings for you to enjoy.

Maui y Los Sirenidos called their disc Flamenco Sumergido - and that's what it sounds like: jazzpop drowned in Andalusian influences. Check out the very excentric front lady Maui in the psychedelic video for "No Pensar En Nada".

They could've fitted well in our Electronic Week: Sidestepper makes cultures clash with their tropically spiced drum&bass and club music. Lead man Richard Blair picks his guest vocals very well, they give all songs an authentic bolero feel. Aterciopelados vocalist Andrea Echeverri joins in on one song too, apparently.

Jose Conde y Ola Fresca updates salsa and son with a funky and soulful touch. He defines his latest album as "musical ajiaco" (which is a famous Cuban stew with many ingredients mashed up). Tasty!

8 comments:

cathydesignz said...

HI... YOUR LINK TO YOUR MYSPACE PAGE IS WRONG.. YOU'RE DIRECTING PEOPLE TO A BAND'S PAGE, YOU MISSED THE UNDERSCORES... other than that, thanks for your blog, it's awesome!

PEACE!

Chapín said...

link fixed

that was really stupid of me. thanks for notifying!

jeanluc said...

I never saw a nice myspace page. The handling is bad and slow - it doesn't feel good to me. If I asked other people were telling me the same.

But every artists has a space there. The professionals came after the kids to this community.

Chapín said...

Hey jeanluc, long time no see!

Of course you're absolutely right - MySpace is slow, full of spam, and most of all ugly. But the idea (promoting your music directly to fans by building a worldwide friends network) is great, you have to admit.

Ruth said...

I'm really diggin' Maui y Los Sirenidos music. I especially like the song "Baiao para no pensar".

Anonymous said...

Hola amigos!
saludos desde chile! los amigos de cuba!
felicitaciones por la pagina!

un abrazo,

andrés

Chapín said...

jajaa pues gracias andres por visitar la pagina
este verano vamos a visitar guatemala, a ver si nos encontramos otra vez ;)

abrazo,
andrés

jeanluc said...

Hey Chapín, I leez altijd, maar is niet altijd een tema waar ik iets moet zeggen...