Release DetailsMusica De La NocheThe Latin ProjectReleased By TLP Musica Records
British producers Jez Colin and Matt Cooper (now based in Los Angeles) of The Latin Project fuse together deep house, broken beat and hip hop with Afro polyrhythms and vocals on their second full-length, Musica De La Noche (out on June 23).
“With Musica De La Noche, we wanted to give our audience a chance to hear new original tracks back-to-back with some of the best remixes we’ve done between albums”, says Colin. “Some of our most dynamic work over the last few years has emerged from collaborations with other artists in our community such as Bebel Gilberto (“Aganju”) and Incognito.”
Lonnie Jordan, from the seminal LA-based Latin crossover band WAR, appears on “Deliver the Word” to revisit the classic ’70s track, Latin Project style. Remixes on Musica De La Noche include reworks by A-list producers Shawn Lee, Supreme Beings Of Leisure, Static Revenger and Morgan Page.
The Latin Project’s first album, Nueva Musica, rose to #1 on the Billboard dance chart, won the IDMA Award for Best Latin Dance Song and garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Remix Single.
Influences on Musica De La Noche range from Reggaeton to Afro-Beat and Bossa Nova. “We’re always trying to find different rhythmic genres as building blocks,”says Colin. “The last album was mainly house-music influenced, but this one stretches the musical expressions, lending the new material a more organic, dynamic feel.” The result is an irresistible, head-nodding, foot-stomping party-vibe set with an aptly titled after dark feel.
Vocalists Freddie Crespo (erstwhile percussionist and vocalist for Tito Puente), Debi Nova (also heard performing with Sergio Mendez, Mark Ronson and Ricky Martin) and Guadelupian Joel Virgil still pop at the top of the mix. Notable new additions to the lineup include Mitchell Long (collaborator with Jurassic 5, Ozomatli), and Kool Kojak (collaborator with Flo Rida and NASA) rapping in Portugese/Spanglish on “Legal.”
Musica De La Noche will be released June 23th, 2009 on TLP Musica Records / InGrooves.
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Cover +Track Listing:
- Musica De La Noche (Feat: Debi Nova and Freddie Crespo)
- Onda (Feat: Mitchell Long and Lauren Evans)
- Aganju (Bebel Gilberto – Latin Project Remix)
- Eres Tu (Feat: Debi Nova)
- Legal (Feat: Kool Kojak and Debi Nova)
- Can’t Get You Outta My Head (Incognito – Latin Project Remix)
- Provocadore (Feat: Freddie Crespo)
- Largesse (Feat: Joel Virgel)
- Deliver The Word (feat: Lonnie Jordan, from WAR)
- Ya Me Voy – (Ceci Bastida -Latin Project Remix)
- Bonus Track: Legal (Shawn Lee Remix)
- Bonus Track: Musica De La Noche (Ramin Sakurai – Supreme Beings Of Leisure Remix)