Here it is folks... the one we've been waiting for! "Ecos Del Barrio" - the latest album from La Excelencia - has now hit the stores and you can get your hands on a copy (digital only as they have posted that they have already sold out of CDs and are waiting on their next delivery!)
At the time of writing it is not available on iTunes but you can buy/download it from cdbaby.com (no doubt it will pop up on iTunes before too long).
Those of you that bought the first two albums from La Excelencia will know that they don't do things by halves... in your face Salsa Dura is their style and we love it! As a result they were going to have to do a good job to live up to their previous output and they have certainly done it - we reckon that there could be even more for you on this album in terms of dancer friendly Salsa.
We love an "Intro" and they start with a short one here before launching into the opening track "Pa'l Mundo Entero" - this one is classic La Excelencia and right from the opening riffs from the horns you know that this one will get people off their seats and onto the dance floor... a catchy start and it just gets better!
There is too much good stuff here to write about - a variety of tempos which we love, great Cha Cha, and the wonderful addition of strings to the band (on the track "Maria") - but above all top quality Salsa for the dance floor and a sure fire soundtrack to your Salsa Summer.
Expect to hear lots of this... we are now even more impatient to see them live again!