September 29, 2014 Head of Music

SINGLE REVIEW: Paz Antiguana – Surfin’ the Channel & Tropical Soul

Out of Paris comes my latest obsession: a Latin-boogaloo band called Paz Antiguana. So far the band have released four superb tracks, viagra buy which have been made available to listen to on SoundCloud, and – even more impressively – they’ve been released on two vinyl 7” singles.


The band describe their sound as the ‘illegitimate child of soul music and afro-Cuban music born in the end of the 60’s in NYC’, and its easy to see why: they combine soul, with Latin-Jazz to great effect on these two single releases. My favourite of the four sings is Surfin’ the Channel, which features the delicious vocals of lead singer Corina Santana who delivers her lines with sophistication and ease. The percussion is equally brilliant; giving the track it’s afro-Cuban depth, making it one groovy tune.


The B-Side to Surfin’ is a track entitled Groovin’, which features another irresistible lead vocal, combined with seductive and tight background vocals making the track incredibly infectious.


The other single, Tropical Soul sees the band slow the tempo down somewhat; Corina’s vocals once again take centre-stage, combining nicely with the subtly of Laure Medina’s piano playing. Finally, the B-Side to Tropical First Round – has a wonderful Latin vibe running through it, with a great introduction from the band’s horn players, who are outstanding on all four tracks.


Overall, these releases are simply exquisite from Paz Antiguana. The band is getting airplay across the world now, and rightly so: these are four fabulously soulful, jazzy songs that make perfect listening material for relaxing and chilling out. The band hope to tour the UK in the near future, and I’ll be waiting at the airport with open arms.


George Haffenden.


You can listen to all of the band’s tracks here on Soundcloud: