Washington DC based BOTTA it’s a "songwriter’s band". Founders Daniel Gomez (guitars and vox) and Seth Elias (drums) played on a handful of local bands of the Washington DC underground Latin rock scene eventually joining forces with Santiago Torres (keyboards) and Tim MacCabe (Bass).
Strong Lyrical content and mature song structure it’s always a trademark for BOTTA but Radio Universal, their sophomore effort, has more of a "live feel" with bigger, more upbeat songs compared to their previous more introspective "Pedazos de mi en el tape", influenced mostly by the amount of live shows in bigger arenas they played during 2007-2008.
Radio Universal was named like this because of the variation of styles (like surfing a radio dial) and the "universality" of the themes that range from love and deception to the pursuit of dreams.
Recorded in big rooms, state of the arts equipment, artisan production, and crafty mixings truly make this album somewhat of an Audiophile record. Platinum producer Jim Ebert (Meredith Brooks, Butch Walker etc) contributed with the mixing of a couple of songs on this album. Truly a record with depth that will age well from an up and coming band that will not easily go away.