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posted: February 25, 2009

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Ojos De Brujo – Techari Live

What could be completely different from a new Motley Crue album?  Ojos De Brujo!  However, this is on one level just a different kind of party music if you think about it.

A nine-piece group from Barcelona, ODB describes themselves as “hip hop with a little flamenco”.  I’d call it closer to a 50/50 mix, with a healthy dose of cool R&B licks thrown in the mix along with a dash of electronic/dub beats to wind it up. (And I know these guys had to have grown up listening to Herb Alpert and Brazil 66 records!)

This record is recorded live from their 2006 tour and is one of the best sounding live records to come across my desk in a long time.  If you are a world music lover, put this one on the top of your list.  ODB’s take on the Bob Marley classic, “Get up, Stand up” is sublime.

Start the party with the Crue and cool it down with ODB.  Fantastic.

–Jeff Dorgay