Dislocados exploded onto the Kyiv music scene as the Kiev Salsa Kings in November 2005. Led by Ilya Yeresko, one of Ukraine's most respected young pianists and composers, with - among others - Dennis Adu (named best trumpeter in Ukraine at the Dodj Competition 2009) they started playing in Kyiv's best live music bars. This first salsa band in Ukraine was soon joined by Karolina Patocki and Lesya Zdorovetskaya, finalizing the group's vocal flavor, and now the 11-piece band has become a force to be reckoned with in the country. Dislocados' new name, literally translated as "dislocated", plays on the crazy personality of the band, and the idea that the birth country of the musicians does not dictate their musical direction and expertise. They continue to perform three times a week to live audiences around Ukraine, and have just entered the international market with the release of "Resaca" on Salsa Dura Mundial, a worldwide salsa compilation album out of New York from Latin Soul Records. After gaining popularity in New York and Western Europe, Dislocados has now released the first salsa album to come out of Ukraine, with an intro written by salsa legend Andy Harlow, featuring ten hot original salsa tracks, inspired from Puerto Rico, New York, and Cuba.
Watch out for disLOCAdos flood Ukraine and the world with their unique musical journey around Latin America via Eastern Europe!
FEEDBACK FROM RADIO DJs
On February 10th 2008, Dislocados was the first international Hard Salsa Band aired on Hard Salsa Radio and on WHUT 91.9 FM in New York City with their promotional song “Resaca.” Minutes after “Resaca” aired, emails poured in like wildfire from worldwide listeners asking for more information on this particular band from the former Soviet Union. It has been over one year we have been waiting with great anticipation for Dislocados’ debut album “La Salida” and fans will not be disappointed.