Los Amigos Invisibles
How do you describe Los Amigos Invisibles' sound? Disco-Latin-love-funk-groove masters from Venezuela? Maybe. While grammatically obnoxious, that's about accurate, but it still doesn't do their sound justice, especially on their new release produced by the legendary house DJs/musicians Masters At Work (Nuyorican Soul, etc). Perhaps more accurate is the quote which describes them as "...a harmonic convergence of catchy-chorus pop and after-hours bump'n'grind, all combined with certain Latin flavor that makes you horny..."
Either way you look at it, though, they're a great band with tons of potential that are guaranteed to make you smile.
In answer to the many rocker and dark acts frequently found in theaters in Caracas, a group of friends decide to form the best, or rather only, Venezuelan dance band. In a crusade to convince the owners of forgotten discothèques that dance is not only salsa and meringue, and that electric guitar is not the same as punk, Los Amigos Invisibles started to conquer the club scene in Caracas, thus offering their friends a way to party.
Since their ground-breaking U.S. debut, the Amigos have lived a double life. In their hometown of Caracas, they've hosted underground club nights for years (the most recent called "Super Sancocho Variety"). Then, insouciant single-entendre songs like "Sexy" and the doggy-style anthem "Ponerte En Cuatro" landed them on MTV and radio, and before long, the six young men found themselves pop idols.
"The gozadera, more than a musical style, is a concept allowing us to use whatever music we enjoy and mix it up," says guitarist Jose Luis Pardo. "Like boogaloo, salsa, bossa nova, funk, disco, house, techno, jungle, merengue, new wave, cha-cha-cha, mambo, and of course acid jazz."
Courtesy Calabash Music