DJ Afro Goes 'Free' Review / by Randy Ortiz

DJ Afro the guitarist of Grammy award winning band Los Amigos Invisibles (another favorite) has released his first solo project which consists of a hodgepodge of soothing sounds and also has the musician (surprisingly) singing on the album. If you are a fan of his podcast "DJ Afro y Su Rumba Barata" or have experienced one of his infectious live DJ sets that I absolutely love then this might be right up your alley. There doesn't seem to be any kind of concept or structure to the track list but oddly enough it works very well considering the songs can go from slow-tempo to Funk even Esquivel'ish then to Cumbia quickly, it's an interesting flow to listen to especially when it's good. At first I didn't know what to make of this album but after 2 or 3 listens I got it, not sure if I can pinpoint what "it" is... but I got it and "it" is grand. It's another one of those albums that when listened to, takes you to a place you might not want to ever leave. A great listen for music enthusiasts and for those that enjoy universal sounds can jump blindly into 'Free'... una rumba inolvidable.

You can purchase 'Free' now on iTunes, Amazon, CD Universe.