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The Return of Ocote Soul Sounds’ Cosmic Afro Beat
June 1, 2011, 3:59 pm
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Co-led by Adrian Quesada, of Grammy-winning Latin ensemble Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, and Martín Perna, of Antibalas (the famed afrobeat orchestra associated with the acclaimed Broadway musical Fela), Ocote Soul Sounds return this summer with their fourth studio album for ESL Music, Taurus.

Taurus sees the cosmic producers honing their signature psychedelic, analog funk infused, Afro-Cuban sound and crafting an album bigger than any of their previous efforts. That’s not to say it’s a massive departure from their back catalogue, but this time, the vibrations are stronger, more muscular and confident. Marking their first time working with an outside producer, Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, Ocote Soul Sounds maintains their cosmic ambiance while building on the pan-Latino rhythms that have become favorites of dance freaks and headphone space cadets alike.

Recorded during marathon sessions in Austin, TX and Washington, DC over the course of a year, the twelve songs on Taurus move like anthems, with each composition by Perna and Quesada sounding like a declaration of confidence in the bands evolution.


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