Its effective and winning format goes on with great success, produced by ALOSIBLA Music Group® and DownBridge Publishing; a discographic event waited by every Latin American music lovers.
Its musical bouquet is always unchanged and rich, composed of a fascinating collection of tracks performed by famous artists, worldwide known. Salsa.it Compilation is an important project that can give the deserved space to the multi-etnic creativity, which was born in our country through deep musical collaborations leading to a rich and original fusion.
As for every edition, together with the numerous regular performers, we meet new guests and new formations, who enrich the interpretative variety of the compilation.
The opening song is “Si tu te vas”. Already in the previous edition, it is offered again this year with a particular introduction and most of all sung by Massimo Scalici and Fito Grass duet.
One of the first news is the Salsa.it All Star group with the piece “Quien”, a project conceived by Francisco Rojos, Alejandro Martinez and Raul Victores. “Quien” is a lively salsa song, in which passionate vocal alternations, offered by some of the evergreen artists of the previous Salsa.it editions, gives us an exciting performance of assured success.
Another great impact track is “Mi chula”; a refined sound elaboration cha cha presented by La Maxima 79, a ‘Massimo Scalici and Fabrizio Zoro’ artistic duo, who is also author, composer and producer, also extraordinary is the performance of Leo Wilber, the “original Cuban”, with his sharp and exhilarating voice.
Rodri-Go Rodriguez is our new guest, one of the Mercado Negro Orchestra leader, who offers a romantic bachata entitled “Yo que jurè”. This Colombian artist, mostly salsero, is used to this kind of experimentation, that underlines his valuable signs of opening up and artistic versatility. This project strengthens the actual great collaboration with the Swiss record label Bibo Music Inc., already producer and editor of this track.
Talento Habana’s success is confirmed by the release, exclusively for this edition, of “Salbosura”, a influenced, cross-melted timbaton. The hot and dynamic duo does not save enthusiasm, marking out evident stamps in latin music characterization. Decisive is always the collaboration with the historic record label Gate-One.
The virtuous voice of Selena Thomas delights us with “Find love”, a romantic bachata, written by Selena herself. Fabrizio Zoro carried out this project and Tony Velardi arranged it. From their creative collaboration springs up “Otrafuente”, a discographic proposal in which we find “Sin celos”, a lively salsa offered by the dancer Matteo Pesaresi.
We meet the usual presence of Francisco Rojos and the Latin Soul Orchestra and their refined melody mambo-montuno calling back over the historic Big Band style. Arranged by the eclectic master Alessandro Bertozzi, “Mambo-Montuno” is performed by Oliver Urdaneta’s wonderful voice and produced by label Level 49.
Among the guests of honor we have the Eurocuban Project and their “Veneno”, a new salsa with a Cuban flow and a full of energy mezcla of rap, salsaton, hip hop created by master Ivan Bridon and performed by dynamic Dago Hernandez.
Massimo Scalici tributed the original rearrangement of “Friends” to Mike Francis, the icon of th ‘80s. The song is masterly rearranged in a salsa rich in pathos and atmosphere. This version has been published by courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Ricordi, Gipsy Edizioni Musicali and Leonardi.
Fito Gress’ unfailing participation offers us this year “Si tu no estas”, a bachata that reveals a true feeling of a father who sings to his son. With his passionate performance, Fito Gress does not betray the expectations, presenting us magic melodies, wonderfully blended with his touching poems of his lyrics.
We can also listen to Calle 39’s sparkling and lively salsa. “Maria Juana” has their fresh and carefree style, a great combination for funny and unbridled dancing moments.
An urban sound style mixed with a continuous musical research is JT Latin Factory form; with “Gitana” the band offers us an unusual bachata rich in experimentations and musical elaborations. The presence of Marta Falcone shines in this song. She is an already famous great artist, protagonist of this perfect stylistic combination.
Reconfirmed in this edition Helito Jorge with his track “Andando a La Habana”; a Cuban salsa filled with fascinating atmosphere of Cuba Island, with typical “guajira” hints to mambo and to reggeaton. By kind courtesy there is also the popular “Mambo Jambo”, sung by Perez Prado.
A new artist of this edition is Luka Marty singing “Mari Lù”, a melodic bachata inspired by the ‘60s vintage sound and expressions, created through an interesting musical arrangement.
The two brothers of Cuban music Jhonny & Dago, known as “Hernandez Brothers”, could not miss this edition, they offer “Limpiate”, a religious Cuban salsa, whose words refer to orishas’ invocations bringing us to its roots. The participation of Moises Fernandez is of great importance as well as the creative support of masters Ivan Bridon and Raul Visctores.
We find with pleasure another Italian author, Fabio Gianni, who presents us Latin Sound Machine project. His creature “Tell you how I’m feeling”, supported by Latin American artists, is a particular flow pop salsa sung in English and influenced by veiled jazz expressions masterly played.
Marco Ferretti rearranged into an excellent bachata “El tiempo pasa muy lento”, produced by Level 49. Oliver and his touching voice are still great protagonists. This track was previously published in an Italian flow ballad version, first album of Latin Soul Orchestra.
Special thanks to Ilario Calì, Moreno Bernardinello and Francesco Rojos, founders and supporters of Salsa.it Compilation and to every contributors to this ambitious project, become by now a Latin American autumn event that cannot be missed.