After helping jump start Ocote Soul Sounds and Brownout!, producer Adrian Quesada, is back with his latest project. Better known as a member of the Grammy nominated Grupo Fantasma, Quesada has created the Echocentrics, a psychedelic Latin funk soul band. The Austin-based group played at South by Southwest and the Pachanga Latino Music Festival this year.
The Echocentrics released Sunshadows in April and includes a cover for the song that inspired the album: “Esclavo y Amo” by Los Pasteles Verdes. The album embraces the vocal talents of Argentinean Natalia Clavier, the first female artist to sign to ESL Music. Joining Clavier is the daughter of Liminha, the bass player for Os Mutantes, Tita Lima, whose voice can be heard on Ohmega Watts’ album Watts Happenin. A mix of ballads, Latin funk and Afro-beats can be heard on the 14-track Sunshadows album.
Listen to “Esclavo y Amo” by The Echocentrics featuring Natalia Clavier below and download here.
*Live photo my Mari Hernandez.