Summer is around the corner which means Saturday afternoon BBQs with good friends, warm late nights in the city and musical selections that tie the experience all together. The Names You Can Trust label has been satisfying DJ’s and music lovers on a world level for over a decade in the areas of Cumbia, Latin, Reggae and Tropical grooves that has the energy of New York and a perfect fit for all occasions. Their latest release “Atlantico” from Combo Lulo is that rare possibility of true magic moments manifested. Embodying the classic sentiment of a New York supergroup with an ensemble of friends and like-minded musicians whose resume is too full of credits and accolades to grasp in one shot, the band is a testament to what can happen when locked together for a two-day session in a Brooklyn studio.
Drawing inspiration and direction from band leader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Sarason, Combo Lulo moves side to side from effortless Jamaican foundation rhythms into the further reaches of Caribbean influence…incorporating a natural transition between Jamaican classics and the essence of Afro-Latin ritmo. It’s a musical match made in heaven and, more importantly, it’s carried out with the gentle and deft touch of veteran studio musicians with deep appreciation and nuanced understanding. Together with Names You Can Trust, it’s a locked in groove that is a perfect slice of roots, collaboration & present day experimentation that is sure to have any listener feeling nice.