CD Release: CYPRESS HILL/BEASTIE BOYS percussionist Eric Bobo and Chilean DJ/turntablist Latin Bitman
Welcome to The Ritmo Machine
Nacional Records - November 21, 2011
CYPRESS HILL/BEASTIE BOYS percussionist Eric Bobo and Chilean DJ/turntablist Latin Bitman team up on The Ritmo Machine (release November 21) a highly addictive and ingenious musical concoction.
Here's a taste of the CD - Ritmo Machine's "Maestro":
The album has made an impressive early arrival at radio, debuting at #17 at KCRW in Los Angeles and #1 on the World music chart at KEXP in Seattle. With a funky blend of hip-hop beats, live instrumentation and guest appearances, Ritmo Machine is a border-crossing culture clash of electronic, hip-hop and Latin music. Eric Bobo, the son of Latin jazz legend Willie Bobo, brings exciting live percussion to Latin Bitman's signature fusion of dub, electronica and hip hop.
Eric Bobo, who recorded and toured with the BEASTIE BOYS during their groundbreaking albums 'Check Your Head' and 'Ill Communication', has been a full time member of Cypress Hill since he first connected with the legendary hip-hop crew at Woodstock in 1994. Earlier this year, Bobo's infectious percussion was featured on Cypress Hill's hit single "Armada Latina" along with Marc Anthony and Pitbull. Latin Bitman's 2010 album 'Colour' was described by 'Billboard' as "a musically adventurous collage of dub, bossa nova, lounge, hip-hop and electronica" and was featured EA Sports' soccer-themed video game 'FIFA' and TV shows such as 'Dexter' and '90210'.