Written: M.Bigelow, C.Gestrin, I.Berriel
Produced and Arranged: Myles Bigelow
Mastered by Jamie Sitar
Published by Deep Culture Music (ASCAP)
Vocals: Toto Berriel
Keyboards: Chris Gestrin
Guitar: Russ Klyne
Bata: Myles Bigelow
Published by Deep Culture Music
Carlos Mena "Dopeness!"
Jose Marquez "Sick mixes, Loving it"
Opolopo "Nice One! Original, Kiko and Pablo mixes do it for me"
Hallex M "Full support for Kiko remix, love it"
Toto Chiavetta "Original, I love this one"
Si Tew "Supporting, Pablo mix is the one for me"
MoBlack "I feel all the mixes, Great!"
M.Caporale "Full Support!"
El Rey De Los Truenos (The King of Thunder) is the Orisha known as Chango in the Afro Cuban religion called Santeria. Interpreted for the Dance floor by a combination of talented musicians in their own fields of music and the powerful vocals of Matanza, Cuba singer Toto Berriel. Toto is best known for being a member of world renown Cuban group Los Munequitos de Matanzas for 12 years. In this electric interpretation of Chango, Toto adjusts to the funked out sounds and
gives you a powerful modern interpretation of a traditional AfroCuban folklore song. Adding to this enchanted vibe is Jazz pianist Chris Gestrin displaying his incredible musicality behind his love of vintage keyboards. Icing over the top of this song is the tastey skills of Guitarist Russ Klyne with his combination of deep pocket grooves and pedal effects.
Adding to the force of this music is remixes by a combination of exciting producers. First up is Kiko Navarro who without realizing it, connected to this song in a very powerful way. This remix radiates the power of this Orisha with driving shekere and floor rattling kicks. Laced over top of the song are raw punchy synths. A guaranteed Afro floor banger. All of Kikos emotions and respect for his dear friend was channeled through this powerful remix. Kiko dedicates this remix to Luis Depreste. Next is the smooth vibey percussive flavor by Pablo Martinez. Pablo combines smooth synths with the playful voicings of West African djembe drums. Even with the smoothness Pablo still lays some nice punchy kicks and bass to keep the bottom charming the dance floor. Last but not least is Mateo Senolia with his approach in the spirit of a deep loft dance kind of vibe. While the impression of the song seems darker, its relentless groove keeps the dancefloor flowing. A great release to introduce a whole new chapter in Deep Culture Music.