Miami (Florida), USA – Los Cocorocos is the first release to be launched by indie CMG (Coalition Music Group) distributed by Universal/MOTOWN. Los Cocorocos is born from the idea to relive the famed 70’s clubs that thrived nightly throughout the Caribbean specifically in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There, loyal fans met their musical icons greeting the morning-after till the wee hours of the day with continuous dancing and singing.
Los Cocorocos targets what the label calls “the true salsa fan – the type who idolizes the classic sounds yet allows it to easily weave and breed new sounds such as urban reggaeton as it happily cohabitates with a younger, more hip crowd.” As Lou Navarro, President/CEO for CMG comments – “We want to take Latin music and boost it by injecting new elements that will make it more appealing to a broader market.” Los Cocorocos includes original tracks interlaced with salsa classics. It’s composed of 13 songs masterfully interpreted by renowned solo artists, duos or trios: “Los Hombres Tienen La Culpa”, by Gilberto Santa Rosa & Don Omar, “Che Che Colé” by Tego Calderón & Víctor Manuelle, “Dos Jueyes” by Zion and Domingo Quiñones, “Perdona Viejo” by Papo Rosario of the legendary Gran Combo and his son Aniel Rosario; “Claro de Luna” by Voltio, and “Los Gorditos” by Tito Nieves, Pedro Brull y John Eric, just to mention a few. This production has musical arrangements by Charlie Donato, Domingo Quiñones, Jose Lugo and Willie Sotello
The CD starts with a spoken declaration by Gallego accompanied by the “tumbao” of the congas as he narrates the story, the essence, the respect, the pride and the life of the “Cocoroco”, recorded at Estudios V.I and mixed by Junito.
“Los hombres tienen la culpa” by the “Caballero of Salsa”, Gilberto Santa Rosa and the Don of reggaetón Don Omar is the debut single of this release and an original by producer Charlie Donato. Recorded at “Major League Music Studios”, with Corey Hill as sound engineer and mixed by Marioso.
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Author: World Music Central News Department
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