Thursday, September 9, 2010
LOCOS POR JUANA-Evolución (La Juana Music, 2010)
The printed word has a much stronger impact, obviously. Nobody really cares what people post on-line, maybe because we all know any twelve years old girl can do it. The thing is, I've been hating on a whole lot of motherfuckers on this blog, and nobody ever seems to be bothered... except for this Miami band who actually wrote me twice complaining about my review of their album. So I guess I gotta thank them for taking my word so seriously, when apparently nobody else does.
Back then I said they sounded like a salsa-bar-band and that I didn't like the way they rap. I just found this new EP they recently released independently (no more Machete Records?) and let me tell you, I do see some of that evolution they evoke in the title. They do not sound like a bar band any more, and they are fully immerse in the afro-colombian roots (cumbia and champeta) which makes them a lot more interesting than before. Even their rap has gotten a tiny better. And to make things even more interesting, they added some dope remixes (I really liked the one by DJ Pauer) and cool art by the ubiquitous Afro-Mestiza. Good job!