SOUNDWAY RECORDS SIGNS NEW ALL STAR COLOMBIAN BAND ONDATRÓPICA
Ondatrópica will release their debut album through Soundway Records on 16th July. The project, conceived by Colombian musician Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and English producer Will Holland AKA Quantic, brings together an iconic group of top Colombian musicians representing both the classic and more modern styles of la musica Colombiana. The album will be released on CD, 3xLP & download along with a limited edition, case bound double CD featuring bonus tracks and a 40 page booklet.
Ondatrópica fuses traditional Colombian styles such as cumbia, gaita and champeta with boogaloo, ska, beat-box, hip hop, dub and funk to create a progressive album that re-interprets the tropical musical heritage of Colombia with new approaches in composition, arrangement and production. Artists such as Fruko, Anibal Velasquez, Michi Sarmiento, Alfredito Linares and Wilson Viveros (to name a few) joined a group of younger Colombian musicians, including members of both Mario’s band Frente Cumbeiro and Quantic’s Combo Barbaro, to (re)generate the excitement that positioned Colombian music as one of the most influential in South America.