Single: Me Gusta Mi Bicicleta b​/​w The Po​-​po, plus FREE bonus track, Latin Soul Stew (Kill Emil Remix)

by Spanglish Fly

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SPANGLISH FLY, to record their second Electric Cowbell release, went to Brooklyn's renown Truth & Soul Studio and cut two tunes old-school-style, straight to analog tape, with Truth & Soul producers Jeff Silverman and Clay Holley manning the boards and later handling the mixing. The results? Two original tunes that sound like a 1960s Latin boogaloo party. "Me Gusta Mi Bicicleta" is a tribute to velocipedes everywhere and a boogaloo magnum opus: cha-cha with a backbeat featuring a hard-hitting Latin funk coda, its exuberant horn arrangement recalling the music of Luis Aviles and the Latin Blues Band. On the B-side is "The Po-po," a (mostly) instrumental that laments getting busted for petty offenses in the New York City streets. It starts with a plena party and shifts into a riff reminiscent of the classic boogaloos of Johnny Colón, before heading into straight 1960s pop territory, with the horns making a sly allusion to KRS-One's "Sound of the Police" along the way. New York Music Daily calls it "absolutely killer."

Together these tracks stand in the boogaloo tradition while updating the genre for a new generation of partygoers.

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released February 14, 2012

Atsushi Tsumura, trumpet
Charly Rodriguez, timbales, background vocal
David Frankel, percussion, background vocal
Dimitri Moderbacher, bass
Erica Ramos, lead vocals, background vocal
Gabo Tomasini, bongos
Jonathan Goldman, trumpet, background vocal
Jonathan Flothow, baritone sax
Maria Christina Eisen, tenor sax, background vocal
Mick Santurio, congas
Martin Wallace, piano, background vocal
Sebastian Isler, trombone

Recorded to tape and mixed at Truth and Soul Studios by Clay Wells Holley and Jeff Dynamite

Mastered by Adrian Morgan at Timeless Mastering

Label design by Greta Schwartz

Electric Cowbell Records 0020

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Spanglish Fly New York

SPANGLISH FLY is NYC’s only band dedicated to reviving and renewing Latin boogaloo, the sound that sprang from the street corners, and clubs of 1960s Spanish Harlem. Spanglish Fly's 11 members come together to play the mixture of soul, r & b, and Latin rhythms that was born in El Barrio. The band’s live shows are explosive Latin Soul parties featuring dance floors packed with happy listeners. ... more

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