May 5, 2005, San Diego, CA:
The time has come for San Diego based AGUA DULCE's hot new release "We Got The
Bomba". "We Got The Bomba" is an eleven song journey through the hearts and minds of these
seven young men from the west side, exploring the contagiously rhythmic styles of cumbia,
reggaeton, timba, reggae, and Latin soul. Glazed over all of these genres is AGUA DULCE's unique
blend of English and Spanish vocals and a musical style that is so distinct to the southwest USA
and even more so the south bay of S.D.
Right from the start you know its crackin' with the first track Conocer. Bootyshakin'
cumbia along with the catchy melodies and harmonies make you feel like you're right there with
the party too, and when the beat drops & the flow starts, you realize that this is the beginning of a
brand new sound. EZ2B and Wayback feature AGUA DULCE's groovy Latin-soul style with English
vocals. On Wayback the big horn lines and driving piano back up a catchy story about traveling
and coming home. The next track Ya no has that west coast flavor all over it. The big sequenced
beats, electric guitar and Spanish vocals make this one of the hardest cuts on the album.
* Buscame and Enfadosa are the two that show what AGUA DULCE is all
about. The montunos, timba style breaks and the soulful coros &
soneos come together to represents the musicality of the band in its
* El Jaguar is a refreshing break in the action. This jaguar accompanied
percussion section locks up the guitarron, cuatro, jarana, and classical
guitars as they circle through the best of the "trio" style. The title
track We got the Bomba with lyrics in both English and Spanish is the
biggest party on the album. The cuatro and saxophones along with a
juiced up Bomba rhythm all give this track what it needs to answer the
question, "who got the Bomba"!
* Look 4 Me touches back on the Latin-soul sound. The muted trumpet
and soulful English vocals send out a message of love. The last track
One More Time is AGUA DULCE's trip into reggae. If you listen long
enough you get a surprise track! (great saxophone)
"WE Got The Bomba" is a brave new edition to the evolving sound of tomorrow's music. It brings
together the best of acoustic and electronic music, of English and Spanish vocals and styles of
cumbia, timba, reggaeton, and Latin-soul.