The next time someone tells you there isn't original music
being recorded, ask them about Ozomatli. I've been listening to the incredible sounds of salsa
, hip hop
, and jazz
for a couple of years. They recently released their second album, Embrace the Chaos.
To understand their music, you should really see them live. Both of their albums are incredible, but what they do live borders more on perfection. The last time I watched Ozomatli live, they had about two thousand people shaking their hips and dancing a fool. They started their set marching band style in the back of the ampitheater making their way toward the stage. After jamming for two hours on the stage, the fusion band got back into the crowd with the people. Somehow they managed to make everyone in the audience take a knee. They slowly built to an explosion where everyone who thought they couldn't get down anymore, found the enregy to do it.
Unfortunately, Chali 2na and Cut Chemist are a bit more obligated to Jurassic 5 understandedly, but Ozomatli blends different styles and cultures of music to perfection.