The Crepitans were formed at the end of 2013 when Micki (Upsttemians) decided to create a group with various musicians and friends in Madrid area dedicated to the best Caribbean rhythms, a music which we all share a passion for!
This same music has influenced a lot of excellent bands on Madrid scene over the years; Ska bands, Reggae Roots bands, but perhaps there was a little space left for Rock Steady and early Reggae styles; the music we most appreciate.
Needless to say that some major influences are The Kingstonians, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, The Ethiopians, The Tennors, Alton Ellis, Clancy Eccles and many more from this prolific era.
The band has gone through some changes – as most do in six years until now but we always continue with the same vision. All the time the passion continues, practicing and enjoying what we like most, making music!
In 2015 we released our first 7″ thanks to the help of the renowned Madrid based Liquidator Music label who have for more than 20 years been dedicated to the best vintage sounds and a love for good old fashioned analogue recording.
Now, in 2019, we release our second 7″ disk using the same recording methods! It is entitled ‘Tribulations’, four songs in slightly different styles but with the same heart. Our small tribute from Madrid to those timeless sounds of the Caribbean.
Oscar Martos recording and mixing (Greenville Records, Madrid), Esteban Descalzo mastering (Kingston Factory, Buenos Aires) and Benedicto Moya on the photos and videos complete the working team.
If you want something cool and classic at the same time ‘Tribulations’ is your EP and The Crepitans your band.
Purchase now your copy here.
A1. True Love
A2. Pick It Up Strong
B2. Wise Man