Pa'lante EP

by Los Chicos Altos

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Los Chicos Altos are not your average Latin-American choices--really! We found these guys residing in Barcelona, they were easy to spot because their height makes them stand out from regular Catalans. Additionally, since Maxey Blaze is a white German and T-Bird is a black dude from California, they were even more noticeable. Their debut EP on UrbanWorld Records is something they describe as a Trans-Atlantic, Euro-merican blend, uniquely incorporating Afro-Peruvian music, Cumbia and Chillout.

The EP's title track, "Pa'lante" uses African percussion & polyrhythms originally brought to the Americas with the black slaves and combines it with Flamenco from the Spanish colonizers, while "Un Día Soleado" is a Peruvian Cumbia. "Zamba Malató, Landó" is a chill tune for sunny days in the hammock and "Toro Mata" is a bonus bootleg track which is not part of the original EP, but you can give it away freely on your blog.

The lyrics for "Pa'lante" and "Zamba Malató, Landó" are from Nicomedes Santa Cruz an important person in Afro-Peruvian music, who popularized it in the 1950s. Los Chicos Altos get help from the talented artists Jaime Negro and Claudia Naranjo Pantoja (members of the South-American group Paloq'sea,) Jose Rodriguez, Dani Txarnegö and Pau Baiges (musicians from Spain.) The first track, ¨Pa'lante" get the remix treatment from three different camps; Thykier, with his dirty version, Empresarios with a cumbia and finally, Andyloop & Toti Arimany get funky with it. "Un Día Soleado" gets flipped in a moombahton style by Sweden's Akai One.

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released August 19, 2011

Los Chicos Altos, Thykier, Empresarios, Dj Andyloop, Toti Arimany, Akai One

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UrbanWorld Records is a label with focus on electronically fused world music; funk, jazz, cumbia, latin, afro, balkan beats, asian music and more. UrbanWorld Records is a primarily digital label with focus on releasing digital EP's for DJs.

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