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Coconut Rock

by Ocote Soul Sounds

Coconut Rock by Ocote Soul Sounds

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Coconut Rock

by Ocote Soul Sounds

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Label: ESL Music, Inc.
The difficulty with Afrobeat is that if you're not in the mood to lose yourself in a groove, there's precious little to grab onto. What's so interesting about Ocote Soul Sounds' project -- and what they do especially well on their third album -- is they mix up a fascinating concoction of jam genres: Afrobeat, yes, but also Latin rock, acid jazz, and (on the lovely "Vendendo Saude") bossa nova. It sounds like a heady brew, but somehow the multi-genre mix tightens the groove, requiring Ocote to maintain a precise attention to detail in order to balance all the elements of their hybrid aesthetic.

About This Album

The difficulty with Afrobeat is that if you're not in the mood to lose yourself in a groove, there's precious little to grab onto. What's so interesting about Ocote Soul Sounds' project -- and what they do especially well on their third album -- is they mix up a fascinating concoction of jam genres: Afrobeat, yes, but also Latin rock, acid jazz, and (on the lovely "Vendendo Saude") bossa nova. It sounds like a heady brew, but somehow the multi-genre mix tightens the groove, requiring Ocote to maintain a precise attention to detail in order to balance all the elements of their hybrid aesthetic.

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About This Album

The difficulty with Afrobeat is that if you're not in the mood to lose yourself in a groove, there's precious little to grab onto. What's so interesting about Ocote Soul Sounds' project -- and what they do especially well on their third album -- is they mix up a fascinating concoction of jam genres: Afrobeat, yes, but also Latin rock, acid jazz, and (on the lovely "Vendendo Saude") bossa nova. It sounds like a heady brew, but somehow the multi-genre mix tightens the groove, requiring Ocote to maintain a precise attention to detail in order to balance all the elements of their hybrid aesthetic.