Alpha 606 - Electrónica Afro-Cubano

Summary
IT 27
September 10, 2008
Tracks: 
Samborg
Anarchy in Cuba
Ciudad Debajo
Guajiro
Pressurized City (Loop)

"A futuristic homage to Cuban culture, fusing warm machine tones and crisp bass notes with Afro-Cuban drums."
- Miami New Times
 
IT is proud to sign Miami based electronic musician & live percussionist Armando Martinez, best known as Alpha 606. Born in Miami to Cuban immigrants, he is a multitalented multi instrumentalist. His innovation is in blending the varied history of Electro, 20th Century Avant Garde and his native Cuban influences, ranging from the ritual music of Santeria to the Afro Cuban highs of 1930's Havana. With this stew of influences, he creates a dense and colorful sound, melding advanced electronics with intricately played live hand drums. His style is the definition of a new sound, known as Electrónica Afro-Cubano.
 
"The name Alpha-606 is a hybrid of Alpha 66, the anti-Castro freedom fighting group, and the Roland TR-606 synthesizer machine. I'm just anti-Castro by myself. But I don't put much effort into it."
- Armando Martinez

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