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La Mecanica Popular

by La Mecánica Popular

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MetaMix If this song doesn't start to hypnotize you, lull you into the cool groove that you need and deserve to ride you're going to want another mojito. Soon as Favorite track: Arbol.
A Morales
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A Morales A stellar blend of bolero and guaganco styles with a splash of psychedelic guitars and synths. A beautifully crafted Summer in NYC heat soundtrack. Masterpiece.
Gilles Peterson
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Gilles Peterson First rate tropical Latin fusion business from the NYC-based 8-piece band, featuring personnel from New York, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Heavy on the psych vibes, the record is rooted in salsa and bolero but the electronic twists give it a texture all of its own. Fantastic stuff!!
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Andrew Jervis Like a cross between adventurous 1970's Fania-released Latin jazz fusion and the modern psychedelic sound of Chicano Batman. Favorite track: La Paz Del Freak.
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Guajiro 03:29
Arbol 03:24
Muy Distinto 03:49
Milagro 03:25


On the heels of a steady rising, break out year in New York City, which has seen La Mecanica Popular perform & refine their "Psychedelic Salsa" sound in numerous venues throughout the area, as well as advance to become one of just 3 national finalists in Dewar's "Dewaristas: The Search for the Next Great Latin Sound," Names You Can Trust presents their debut long-player to a worldwide audience for the first time. Led off by the lead single and official video which dropped earlier in the year on NYCT, La Paz Del Freak, the album weaves it's way around the traditional stylings of Salsa & Bolero, with a heavy dose of electrico, incorporating a blend of Peruvian guitars & experimental synths, sounds and textures. They've been praised for their live performances and recordings alike, receiving endorsements and spins from notables such as Juanes, Quantic, Gilles Peterson & Bobbito to name a few.

The 9-track album of original compositions was recorded between NYC & Peru, written by band-leader Efrain Rozas and co-produced alongside Xuxi Lazzaro (Rita Indiana) & Manuel Garcia Orozco. Feautring a melting pot of musicians from New York, Colombia, Peru & Venezuela, as well as the core 8-piece ensemble that performs live, this debut album serves as a welcome connection between the roots, rhythms, and future possibilities of Tropical music and culture.

"La Mecánica Popular is the most refreshing attempt at maintaining Salsa's integrity while introducing a completely new, unprecedented sound that I've ever heard. I totally see them being HUGE!" Bobbito Garcia - Doin' It In The Park, NYC

"Love it. Heavy vibes on this one! Sounds like Dax Pacem live in Peru on Ayahuasca." Quantic - Tru Thoughts, Soundway

"Storming debut release from La Mecánica Popular on NYCT - dancefloor-burning guaguanco meets tripped-out electronics for some cosmic salsa vibes, definitely one for the box!" Hugo Mendez - Sofrito

"You might eargasm over the way they take psych-influenced sounds of Fania-era salsa and mash it with wavy vibes of '70s Peruvian chicha." MTV Iggy


released November 18, 2013

All songs written by Efraín Rozas. Recorded at Dolan Studios by Manual Garcia. Mixed at Strange Weather Studios by Xuxi Lazzaro. New York. Producded by Efraín Rozas in collaboration with Manuel Garcia Orizci (Chaco) and Xuxi Lazzaro.

©2013 Names You Can Trust. NYCT-LP02.
Published by Just Chuckle Music, ASCAP.


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