Colombian musician, Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and English producer Will Holland AKA Quantic, have joined forces to create the Ondatropica project. Standard edition with 20 page booklet and seven bonus download tracks. Ondatropica, supported by the British Council, exists to explore and expand the tropical sound of Colombia in its rawest form and to marry it with contemporary influences from around the world. Ondatropica brings together an iconic group of top Colombian musicians representing both the classic and more modern styles of la musica Colombiana. Artists such as Fruko, Anibal Velasquez, Michi Sarmiento, Alfredito Linares, Pedro Ramaya Beltran, Markitos Mikolta and Wilson Viveros joined a group of younger Colombian musicians, 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. Soundway's exploration into Colombia music began in 2007 with it's much acclaimed compilation 'Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes The Powerhouse of Colombian Music 1960-76' which features many original works from the above-mentioned artists. Fitting then that Ondatropica came together over 3 weeks in January 2012 in the legendary Discos Fuentes studios in Medelin with one of Colombia's most celebrated engineers and producers Mario Rincon. Ondatropica's eponymously titled double album from Ondatropica fuses traditional Colombian styles such as cumbia, gaita, champeta with boogaloo, ska, beat-box, MCs, ska, dub, funk and creates a progressive collection of 26 tracks that re-interpret the tropical musical heritage of Colombia with new approaches in composition, arrangement and production.
STANDARD EDITION : 2012 debut album of funk, ska, boogaloo, dub & traditional tropical stylings from Colombian ensemble.Includes a download card for 7 bonus tracks.