Hailing from Madrid come The Crepitans, a new Rocksteady and Reggae act in the mood of the classic 60s jamaican outfits as The Kingstonians, The Ethiopians or The Gaylads.
Their sound is notable for being leaded by their vocal trio harmonies, besides of their groovy and catchy rhythms. The Crepitans is formed by experienced musicians having been involved in other projects like Ready Getters or Upsttemians consolidating themselves with this new project as a professional band and one of the most interesting groups coming from Spain.
Their debut release is a 7” single featuring the tracks ‘Come To Call Me’ and ‘Run Home’ under Liquidator Music label, a release recorded analogically at Greenville Studios by Oscar Martos (Granadians, Tasty Grooves, Pyramid Blue, etc.) capturing the sound and the feeling of the classic Jamaican Rocksteady bands with a great result.
New video clip by Akatz, taken from their last album entitled ‘Vuelta y Vuelta’.
Akatz are not Jamaican, or British, and they do not attempt to appear to be. To their credit, they have found their own way to be regarded as genuine, recognizable and unique performers of music of Jamaican origin. They sing their own compositions, in spanish and basque, relating their everyday realities – their lyrics are seasoned by the rough character than Bilbainos are known for, and they do so over a foundation of jamaican oldies spiced up, where appropriate, with the dancing elements of Swing, Punk attitudes or even ventures into suggestive live dub remixes if the occasion requires it.
Los Granadians brings to Earth their new probe of expansive cosmic Reggae.
The Cosmic Wave! (La Onda Cosmica), the long awaited new album by the underground psychotropical titans.
Young, bold and XXI century classics, having being Where No Man Has Never Reached Before (Donde Ningún Hombre Ha Llegado Jamás – Liquidator Music 2009), Los Granadians have transferred Reggae and Rocksteady galaxies in a tireless race full of anthems registered in a number of singles, EPs and albums for Liquidator Music, and that culminates in La Onda Cósmica, their fifth full length album, released on LP (+CD) combo, CD and digital download.
With this new record, his final tribute to the miracle of life on our planet, Los Granadians sing to an emotion so real that wants to seem not interstellar, although it. To brighten this mission they propose a master game of winks and challenges to our ears: suddenly we could think in Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid, Lee Perry, Prince Buster, or Lloyd Charmer’s Psychedelic Reggae; but also many postcards from the sea where their artifact has landed: that one that bathes and gives rhythm not only to Jamaica, but also to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, Louisiana or Colombia. Combinations that, shaken with the Caribbean style, surprises with ingredients from the seven seas, guessing where we want to go pleasantly delivering all our clothes, according to progresses in the record grooves.
La Onda Cósmica has been registered at Greenville Studios in Madrid, Spain, using their famous analogíc overdubbing system on tape. Codecs could be used for describing these 13 songs sound but, if you don’t listen to it, you will still be out of Los Granadian’s Cosmic Wave.
The presentation of this new album tour, without a doubt the most important of Los Granadians del Espacio Exterior career, starts now; the machinery is greased, the so called “party that nobody wants to stop” has arrived.