Orquesta SCC (formerly La Excelencia)

A big heads up to all dancers, DJs & music lovers - here is one you don't want to miss... Orquesta SCC | "Salsa Con Conciencia" have just dropped dance floor dynamite in the shape of their new album!

renacimientoAs a big fan of Orquesta SCC "Salsa con Conciencia" (formerly known as La Excelencia but re-born with some personnel changes) I wait with anticipation & nerves for each new release - and I am chuffed to say that this one will not disappoint! As a DJ I reckon this album could even be the most dancer friendly - the range of tempos will keep everybody happy here. There are of course one or two for lovers of the fast stuff where the band let rip - but my favourites on first listening are some of the slow & mid-tempos numbers - "Pancho Rumba" and "Son Son Son Sonero" are definitely getting some airtime next time I am on the decks... and as a music lover this album kicks ass - the solos are fantastic, the arrangements swing, the playing is tight, Edwin Perez hasn't sounded better, and Jose Vazquez-Cofresi's hands play hard! There are too many high points but two moments that made me stop in the office this morning were Charlie Dilone's solo on "Dejale Que Baile" and Yuniel Jiménez Valdés' solo on "El Montuno De La Verdad" - this band can really play and seem to get better and better.