From a media release:
Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill) & DJ Bitman
New Album Out July 28, 2023
Ritmo Machine has just released their new album Experience on Nacional Records. This follows previous singles "Isla del Ritmo", "Malibu", "Psychedelic" and "Fuerza".
This incredible duo finds Cypress Hill’s pioneering percussionist Eric Bobo, who is also the son of Latin Jazz legend Willie Bobo and also known for his work with the likes of the Beastie Boys, collaborating with Chilean DJ Bitman an acclaimed and celebrated DJ/ producer who holds the unspoken record for the most consecutive performances at Lollapalooza Chile. The two met while working on their own projects with Nacional Records.
I interviewed Eric Bobo for a piece about musical fusions in 2014.
This energetic and powerful album combines Bobo’s singular hip hop percussion with elements of jazz and R&B all being mixed masterfully by DJ Bitman. Full of emotion and rhythm this will take you on a journey through the street culture with all the energy that comes with it.
Ten years after their border-crossing culture clash debut Welcome To Ritmo Machine, which brought together an array of celebrated artists including Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Sen Dog, Ana Tijoux, Money Mark & Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), their new album Experience celebrates B Boy Culture, Break Beats and the sounds of the streets.
In the words of the Miami New Times, “If you're into golden-era hip-hop, live instrumentation, electro, dub, and Latin sounds, you will love it.”