×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Place in the Sun
     

Place in the Sun

by Ozomatli
 

See All Formats & Editions

For Ozomatli's sixth studio album, 2014's Place in the Sun (seventh if you count their giddy 2012 children's pop album, Ozokidz), the Los Angeles rock, rap, reggae, and Latin ensemble decided to work exclusively with longtime engineer and producer Robert Carranza. Carranza, who began his career in the

Overview

For Ozomatli's sixth studio album, 2014's Place in the Sun (seventh if you count their giddy 2012 children's pop album, Ozokidz), the Los Angeles rock, rap, reggae, and Latin ensemble decided to work exclusively with longtime engineer and producer Robert Carranza. Carranza, who began his career in the '90s (just around the time Ozomatli were getting together), had worked with the band on and off since 2001's Embrace the Chaos. Still a virtual unknown during their first collaboration, Carranza developed over the years into an in-demand studio guide, garnering credits with such diverse acts as Jack Johnson, Los Lobos, Supergrass, and others. Similarly, since first working with Carranza, Ozomatli have perfected their own eclectic approach to making music, deepening their roots in Latin and world fusion, while also continuing to push the boundaries of high-energy rock and rap. The combination of Ozomatli and Carranza is a palpably synergistic one, and Place in the Sun is bursting with a dynamic, rowdy vibe. Musically, all of the band's touchstones are here, from positive-minded reggae ("Brighter"), to electronic-infused Latin dance ("Prendida"), to steely-eyed hard rock ("Burn It Down"). That said, much of the album is taken up with frenetic, dancefloor-ready cuts like the reggaeton-infused "Paleta" and the explosive hip-hop-meets-mambo number "Échale Grito." In some ways, Ozomatli have gotten so adept at playing various styles within the vein of Latin pop that to say they are a hybridization is almost beside the point. Ultimately, the bottom line with Place in the Sun is that Ozomatli and Carranza have become masters of their trade, crafting a supremely engaging album that hits the musical sweet spot every time.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2014
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707824323
catalogNumber:
7824323
Rank:
90763

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ozomatli   Primary Artist
Ulises Bella   Synthesizer,Clarinet,Keyboards,Saxophone,Background Vocals,Melodica,Requinto,Group Member
Mario Calire   Drums
Asfru Sierra   Trumpet,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Wil-Dog Abers   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Raúl Pacheco   Guitar,Vocals
Justin "El Niño" Porée   Percussion,Keyboards,Pans,Pots,Group Member
Jiro Yamaguchi   Percussion,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Dave Stewart   Composer,Producer
Robert Carranza   Producer,Engineer
Ulises Bella   Composer
Ozomatli   Producer,Engineer
Ned Douglas   Programming,Engineer
Asfru Sierra   Composer
Raúl Pacheco   Composer
Jiro Yamaguchi   Composer
Xandy Barry   Composer
Willy "Wil Dog" Abers   Composer
Justin Poree   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews