Palenke Soultribe: 9th IMA Dance/Electronica Album Nominee
THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
Nominee Spotlight- DANCE/ ELECTRONICA ALBUM
BAND NAME: Palenke Soultribe
WEB SITE: www.PalenkeSoultribe.com
ARE YOU SIGNED OR SELF-RELEASED: Signed
NAME OF LABEL: WC-Music
HOMEBASE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Los Angeles, CA, USA
NOMINATED ALBUM: Oro
ARTISTS ON THE TRACK “PALENKE FROM THE JUNGLE:” Juan Borda – bass, vocals, programming; Andres Erazo – vocals, programming; Andres Zuluaga – drums; Diego Cadavid – percussion.
WHERE WAS SONG RECORDED? Palenke’s studios in Los Angeles & Sound Spot Studios in Los Angeles.
WHICH GENRES BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC? Electronic, Roots.
WHAT’S THIS SONG ABOUT? The search for freedom.
WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS TRACK? It is one of the strongest songs in the album & it represents different aspects of our artistic proposal.
WHAT/ IF ANY UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS, SONG STRUCTURE/WRITING TECHNIQUE, RECORDING METHOD DID YOU USE? Primarily, it has micro-korg vocoders, “alegre,” and Colombian native instruments.
WHERE IS YOUR MUSIC AVAILABLE? iTunes and all major on-line stores; CDBaby.
DID FANS HELP FUND THIS PROJECT? Yes, by purchasing our CDs at live shows, merchandise, and MP3s.
DESCRIBE YOUR AUDIENCE: Aged 20 to 35; trendy; party goers; eclectic.
WHAT MAKES YOUR FANS UNIQUE? Their openness to new sounds.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO PLAY? Miami & New York.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BAND’S MOST MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE? It is difficult to mention all of them, but primarily, the SXSW Showcase Innovation 2010, iTunes singles of the Week & KCRW song of the day were good ones.
WHAT’S IN THE WORKS FOR 2010? Colombia Tour, SXSW 2010 Official Showcase, 1st European Tour, Miami Winter Music Conference.
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS…a huge jungle.
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Being able to have fun and make a living out of it.
WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD THAT WOULD SURPRISE YOUR FANS? Carlos Vives, Tego Calderón and some Death Metal songs.
NAME SOME ARTISTS YOU’RE CHAMPIONING: Radiohead, Chemical Brothers, Lucho Bermúdez.