Eduardo “Visitante” Cabra & Vicente Garcia’s Highly Anticipated TRENDING TROPICS Album Is Set For Release On October 19th
The Musically Innovative ‘Hard Look’ At Both Our Creative & Detrimental Reliance On Technology Is A Joint Global Release Between Sony Music Colombia and Sony Music Spain. The Album’s First Advance Single “Elintelné ft. Wiso G” Is Available Now
NEW YORK TIMES Fall Preview: “Visitante’s Trending Tropics Takes a Hard Look at Technology (and Makes a Robot Sing)… Visitante — Eduardo Cabra Martínez, the producer and musical director of the groundbreaking Puerto Rican group Calle 13 — has a terse mission statement for his new project ...Trending Tropics, he said, is ‘music without a face in the age of the selfie.’ The lyrics, in Spanish and occasionally English, playfully probe the ways that technology infuses 21st-century reality. The music traverses the Americas — and beyond, as it layers rootsy voices and live instruments atop gadget-generated beats...It shifts the focus from the singer to the song… The high-concept songs mingle the perils and pleasures of technology.”
Eduardo “VISITANTE” Cabra, the Latin music star, songwriter and groundbreaking producer who holds a record setting 28 combined GRAMMY & LATIN GRAMMY awards, along with Best New Artist Latin Grammy winning collaborator Vicente Garcia have set October 19th for the upcoming release of the pair’s highly anticipated “Trending Tropics” project , Cabra’s first post-Calle 13 release as an artist,
“Trending Tropics” is an innovative multi-media, music fusion project creating music born from the traditions of Afro-Caribbean and Caribbean cultures and rhythms - intertwined with the sounds of boundary pushing contemporary/ experimental recording techniques and timely lyrical subject matter. Desiring to keep the focus directly on the creativity within the music itself instead of a singular persona (aka:’ music without a face in the age of the selfie’), Trending Tropics will present the work of several gifted vocalists and instrumentalists through a project fronting multi-media display. Nicknamed Elle, this visual art hybrid fusing robotics and puppetry, is built from discarded materials, recycling electronics, equipment cases, crutches, walkers and more. As the defacto, revolving personality front of the Trending Tropics band, Elle will present a fusion of video art, and distorted representations of the guest artists as the changing face of faceless music. Musicians already joining Visitante and Vicente for Trending Tropics include legendary David Bowie guitarist Carlos Alomar, Ana Tijoux, Li Saumet, Ile, Amayo (of Antibalas), Acentoh, Wiso G, Pucho y Guille (Members of Vetusta Morla) and more.
Ahead of the album’s October 19th release, Visitante and Vincente initially introduced the theme of technology and introspection that runs throughout the album, with the recent release of first single Elintelné ft. Wiso G . The innovative track also boasts a Kacho Lopez directed video that questions if our dependence on connectivity may have become dangerously all consuming.
Trending Tropics - Elintelné ft. Wiso G
ROLLING STONE: "Trending Tropics Battle Technology Addiction in ‘Elintelné’ Video... Trending Tropics, the duo made up of Calle 13 member Visitante and the Dominican singer Vicente Garcia, blitz through hard-headed merengue at around 195 beats per minute on their new single ‘Elintelné’ …a cautionary tale about human obsession with technology.... The amusing video brings this technological dependency to life. The clip follows a man who’s locked to his phone, ignoring his girlfriend and his colleagues at work. As the video progresses, his phone gradually gets bigger and bigger until he’s staring rapturously at a screen that’s taller than he is [until] the clip comes to a tragic end:....Despite the song’s serious topic, the music in ‘Elintelné’ is relentlessly upbeat, charging forward with the single-minded purpose of punk