Electro 7 are an interesting mixed bag. A Mexican, Cuban and Italian combine to create the sounds of Cuba merged with Electronica, Reggae, Hip Hop and Drum & Bass and then twisted into pop music! “The idea behind the band is to create soulful, contemporary Cuban music while experimenting with electronic sounds.”
Electro 7 have been around a few years, but it wasn’t until band leader Dr Panic hooked up with long time friend and traditional Cuban musician, Raul Oviedo, that their sound started to take shape. They then bought in pop producer Paolo Marcellini and the band was complete.
All three have been very busy recording and touring musicians, that had other band projects taking up their time. But in the last year the focus has been on this exciting new band and they are quickly picking up a fan base in Mexico and around the world.
The sound is still very authentic and at times is pure Cuban, and really hits the spot. A mix of exotic Latin rhythms and vocals from sun bleached, rum soaked Havana back streets with cool, contemporary, electronic, urban sounds from Mexico City’s burgeoning dance music culture.[audio:http://threesixtyrecords.net/WP/wp-content/msk360/01_03_El_Trompo.mp3]