Added by on 2013-02-13

Are you ready to move it?

Afro-Columbian electronic music pioneers PALENKE SOULTRIBE will release their new full-length album MAR on Tuesday, April 9 on their own Soultribe Records. The first single “Move It” will be available at iTunes and all other digital retailers on Tuesday, February 19. Look for a music video for the song to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

The Columbian-born, Los Angeles-based duoJUAN DIEGO BORDA (Vocals, Sequencer, Bass) and ANDRES “POPA” ERAZO (Vocals, Synths, Gaita)–offer a refreshingly unique sound fashioned for dance floors all over the globe: a dubby, dancefloor-friendly hybrid of electronic beats and Colombian styles – especially cumbia. The album’s first single “Move It” is an experiment with faster acid African-kuduro tempos and features L.A.-based singer Naada. Listen to the song now here.

To celebrate the release of MAR, PALENKE SOULTRIBE has also confirmed a string of tour dates in the U.S., kicking off March 7 in Miami with stops in New York, Washington, DC and Philadelphia. JUAN and POPA will be joined onstage with a full ensemble Latin band and a few specials guests.

“We started out more like DJs, dropping beats and sampling,” explains JUAN of the duo’s early shows. “Slowly we started to enjoy playing live more. We started adding instruments and we feel the music start to breathe more, and our audiences seem to also have evolved from the traditional laptop DJ set. They want to see more. So we based our ensemble on drums, Colombian percussion, keyboards/samples/laptop, bass guitar and vocals. We also like to invite guest musicians like accordion, gaita, etc.”

To get a feel for the PALENKE SOULTRIBE live experience, watch this video:

PALENKE SOULTRIBE U.S. Tour Dates:

Thu 3/7 Miami, FL Blackbird
Fri 3/8 New York, NY Piano’s
Sat 3/9 Washington, DC Tropicalia
Sun 3/10 Philadelphia, PA Afrotaino

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