Tune du Jour: Bomba Estéreo – “Mar (Lo Que Siento)”
This is “Mar”, or “Sea”, by Bogota band Bomba Estereo from their recent release “Amenecer”. I found it via NPR’s Alt.Latino show, on their Picks For A Hot Summer Soundtrack last week. I just arrived in Cali where I’ll be for much of the summer. And it’s hot.
I was intrigued by co-host Jasmine Garsd’s description, which moved me enough to seek it out:
“.. They do a lot of, like, club hits. It’s a lot of, like, very electronic club hits. But then they have this really sweet spot where they do songs so that you kind of mellow out after a night of dancing. And I think this just – this song feels like mellowing out on the beach after a night of dancing.”
Like her co-host Rachel Martin, it’s been a while too since I’ve needed to recover from an all-night party dance jam, but I like the idea. Especially on a Pacific or Caribbean beach.
Light, poppy and fun, but a bit too energetic for my idea of “mellowing out” somewhere. That said, it is eminently fun.
Attention musicians, record label reps or fans: Got a suggestions for a Tune du Jour? I’d love to hear it.
Each weekday at noon Eastern Time Piran Café spotlights a new or recently released song from smaller or independent labels to our rapidly growing audience. Genre? None. So long as it’s good. Suggestions are most welcome and encouraged – do get in touch. Please include press info about the song /album /artist, and links to video, audio or both. The more info, the merrier.
CURRENT FOCUS: Since I’ll be based in Colombia through the latter half of August, I’d love to focus as much as I can during that time on new or emerging artists from South America. Obviously, exceptions will always be made. Just trying to keep it local. Thanks!