Out of the cluttered genre of today’s music scene there exist one group of musicians dedicated to preserving and promoting the essence of Latin Music; and the name of that group is Sonora Los Fantasticos. With an expertise in the Latin rhythms like the Cha-Cha, Bolero, Son and the classic salsa, Los Fantasticos transcend cultures and generations with their ability to capture a musical moment in time and recreate it for the enjoyment of their audience. The sound they project has been compared to Alquimia and la Sonora Matancera two legendary bands in the Latin Music genre. Directors Eli Velazquez and Adrian Garcia serve as the guardians of the musical style that has swept through the central PA region since 2002. On October 21, 2006 this “Band of Brothers”, released their first CD entitled, CLASICO. This musical production is a throw back with its Cuban-inspired cover tunes which bear modern day arrangements. Clasico has put Sonora Los Fantasticos on the musical map and has set the stage for greater things yet to come.
Today the dream continues to evolve and it shows. Sonora Los Fantasticos have encapsulated the best in Latin sounds and nurtured the evolution of this -there second production entitled “Pa’ Que Goces”, which loosely translated means “So you enjoy it”. This statement is a forgone conclusion if you are a tropical music fan. The musicians of Sonora Los Fantasticos have searched inside themselves to bring forth the truest form of son, cha-cha-cha, and bolero-son as if it were part of their DNA.
The product itself is as diversely entertaining as you sitting in a multi-band concert as it takes you on a virtual trip though the “hey-days” of Salsa. The CD starts of with an original tune entitled, Humilde a 70’s style of Salsa Dura (hard Salsa) complete with driving percussion and horns that wale. Staying truly connected to their musical roots and their romantic side, the CD also includes a very Cuban-style bilingually, smooth and powerful version of “Se Te Olvida” also known as Yellow Daze. For a more modern flavor the original tune Chica Fantastica is sure to get you dancing and singing with its catchy hook and incredible dance tempo and the CD’s lead track. This CD has it all for the avid salsa collector, Salsa, cha-cha-cha, Bolero-son, Latin Jazz an all round great CD.
Eli Velazquez and Adrian Garcia have done it again. They have taken the quality and history of el son and brought it to the forefront with a respect fully modern flair all while making the crowds dance. This CD is still “back to basics”, it’s still about the music, the culture and you the fan. So get your dancing shoes out, dust them off and let your self go to the syncopated rhythms of Sonora Los Fantasticos - Pa’ Que Goces!