Sotomayor - Conquistador (2017)
electronic, dub, reggae, afrobeat, latin, trip hop | 38:39 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 230 MB
Label: Infinite Best
Sotomayor fused deep Latin rhythms with luscious electronic textures on their captivating debut. Conquistador finds the duo now drawing from a global palette of influences: throbbing dub reggae given a glittering techno glaze (“Entre Palmeras”), breakneck cumbia strafed by space-age-bachelor-pad synth effects (“Y Mi Voz Se Va”), and woozy Afrobeat that rolls out at trip-hop speed (“Electrico”). Even if they stuck to instrumentals, Sotomayor’s mix-and-match aesthetic would thrill, but once singer Paulina casts her spell, the group’s beat experiments transform into bewitching pop.