Introducing Bio Ritmo (Digital Only)
Some call Bio Ritmo salsa’s best-kept secret, but that is changing. Though still not on everyone’s radar, during the last twenty years they have been busy releasing critically acclaimed music and cultivating a solid fanbase. This collection includes the band’s first release, ‘El Piragüero’/’Asia Minor,’ an exclusive previously unreleased live track and their 2012 single, ‘La Muralla’.
Also available as a bonus disc on The Rough Guide To Salsa
- Listen Buy MP3 La Verdad (6:41)
- Listen Buy MP3 La Muralla (4:35)
- Listen Buy MP3 Lola’s Dilemma (7:14)
- Listen Buy MP3 Muchacho (7:28)
- Listen Buy MP3 Sombras (4:49)
- Listen Buy MP3 Lisandra (6:03)
- Listen Buy MP3 Tu No Sabes (6:54)
- Listen Buy MP3 Madrugador (7:13)
- Listen Buy MP3 La Hamaca (4:33)
- Listen Buy MP3 El Monte (4:47)
- Listen Buy MP3 Asia Minor (4:16)
- Listen Buy MP3 El Piragüero (4:21)
- Listen Buy MP3 Señor Locutor (6:59)
Introducing Bio Ritmo
Bio Ritmo are single-handedly reviving the spirit of experimentation in salsa. Committed not just to paying tribute to, but also to reinventing their beloved salsa dura, their original brand sets them apart from other artists. Introducing Bio Ritmo provides a handpicked overview of the band’s illustrious career so far. Enjoy their first ever single alongside an exclusive and previously un-released track, ‘Señor Locutor’. This is hot and spicy salsa, fresh from the pot.
The members of Bio Ritmo are all accomplished musicians in their own right, and bring their diverse experience in the realms of reggae, punk, classical and jazz to the table, all mixed up with a hearty dose of salsa. The band were founded in 1991 and have since gained recognition for the unique take on the genre – don’t be surprised to hear them sneaking in an afrobeat coda, or slinking their way around a retro Fania track before cheerily referencing samba then soul. Their individuality has predictably been met with some reservation by salsa stalwarts, who prefer re-hashed performances of classic covers to shimmy and step in time too. But Bio Ritmo offer something more, they are the salsa of a new generation and have inspired a die-hard legion of fans.
Along the way, touring has taken Bio Ritmo across the USA, Europe and to The Republic of Georgia. They have shared the stage with legends including Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Ozomatli, Steel Pulse and more.. Now, with the release of Introducing Bio Ritmo, the band’s own legend looks set to reverberate even further worldwide.