Salsa.it Vol.11

Compilation

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REVIEW

Undoubtedly, Latin music is becoming one of the most widespread, well-known and popular music genres. Such an artistic expression, whose success has crossed South America’s borders by now, includes different styles and rhythms and has become more open to the various trendy influences that have always required some creative and musical adjustments. That meant some further enrichment and development has come into play, but Latin music has never lost its overpowering soul, a soul that may be passionate or lighthearted sometimes, as well as restless some other times. It is just to spread and share this passion that we are introducing the new release of Salsa.it Compilation Vol.11. Produced by Alosibla Music Group and Downbridge Publishing, under the supervision of Francisco Rojos, its art director, Salsa.it Vol. 11 faces the new decade with a brand new look, a full restyling that revamped the compilation’s image of the last ten years. The 19 tracks of the compilation have been carefully selected to enhance the typical traits of such a wide, lively and diversified musical world that never stops changing.

The first track is Para Elisa, an original version of the famous Beethowen’s piano composition played by the young and talented Marco Puma for his compilation debut. The following track is Dimelo Tu, a new hit by the renowned Massimo Scalici, an artist from Palermo whose musical skills range from pop to blues, as shown by this new piece that he wrote together with Francisco Rojos, his loyal artistic partner. Then it’s the turn of Rumba Caliente an instrumental track by Latin Sound Machine – as innovative as usual style wise, this year they suggest some new influences with a “vintage” kind of sound that convey a richer and quite original flair to the arrangement. Fabio Gianni and Andrea Piombin are the authors of Mea Culpa, an intriguing kizomba in French, passionately sung by Veronique Rock Paillère with her intense voice. The track Marilu is played by Queensy, an experienced composer and soloist whose debut is going to surprise many listeners for the gentle quality of his melodies which further benefits from the magic touch of Tito Moreno’s wonderful lyrics, from Alberto Stecconi’s guitars and the unmistakable Larry Bass’ bass. The Argentinian sound of the Gamilon trio meets the creative intuition of Fabrizio Zoro in the bachata titled Siento Que Me Muero that features the sensual voice of the Dominican José Lopez and it’s further enriched by the piercing accordion of Claudio Ranalli. The track called Renacer is a remake of a piece by Massimo Scalici already featured in Salsa.it Vol. 6. The 2014’s version has been revised to include some new trends and more complete sounds. An interesting ‘overture’ makes it even more interesting. The following track is named Ireme, a typically Cuban composition by Timba Calle. The orchestra, directed by Pablo Timba from Palermo, reaffirms the valuable cooperation with the Cuban singer Bandera Cuello who also wrote the lyrics. Carlos La Raza from Venezuela and the rapper Mr. David make their debut with the piece called Quedate, a captivating salsa in reggaeton style. Afterwards, the popular dancer Kiki Aguero mixes Caribbean rhythms with electronic sounds and dubstep in the wild Kizomba Of The Future, highlighting his peculiar style filled with a magic atmosphere. Marco Puma surprises us again with his 5 Minutos Mas, a gentle and soft bachata that rekindle the desire for a more sophisticated dancing style. Cuto Olaya, an internationally renowned artist from Peru, who can masterly balance tradition and innovation, sings the moving Donde Estas Corazon. Then it’s the turn of Azuca, an entertaining and varied Italian band that, after the great success enjoyed with the previous cd, are back in the Compilation with a piece titled Morena, an almost fully instrumental salsa with some jazz influences that’s been recorded live, without any further addition. The artistic partnership between Fabio Gianni and Andrea Piombin continues, and with their Bebo they pay homage to Bebo Valdez, the great Cuban pianist and composer, by masterly reworking the piece’s traditional content and style. Another track that seems to be made for the dance floor is the energetic Simplemente Mambo, a piece born through the customary cooperation between Massimo Scalici and Francisco Rojos, impeccably played by the new La Poderosa orchestra. The wonderful Queensy’s voice comes back in The Wave Of Love, an English adaptation of Rever Kizomba, his previous hit published in Kizomba Compilation. The charming atmosphere and the melody of this track do not fear the comparison with the other version, and the result is such a versatile song that may be sung in any languages. The young Dominican Braily make his debut in Europe with an irresistible bachata by the popular Gino Dj called Un Sì. Then Talento Havana takes the stage and together with the young and promising Miami DJ performs Toda La Noche, an amusing and fresh urban merengue. The compilation ends with Cogelo Light, another up-tempo merengue where hip-hop rhythm and bachata melodies merge together. Produced by AlkimiaMusic the project features a successful cooperation between Grupo Extra and the extraordinary Franklin Romero’s voice. Out thanks go to all the interpreters, authors, composers, musicians and DJs that contributed to the creation of the 11th release of Salsa.it Compilation. Our heartfelt thanks also go to the record labels and the producers that support Latin music in Italy and around the world. Our deepest gratitude also goes to all the staff at Alosibla Music Group for their dedication and never-failing enthusiasm. Special thanks to Ilario Calì, Moreno Bernardinello and Francisco Rojos who promoted and accomplished the compilation’s 11th release.