Like many late '90s outfits, the Los Angeles-based Ozomatli is an eclectic conglomeration, fusing a wild variety of music. At its core, the group is a dance band, blending funk, hip-hop, Latin rhythms, jazz, salsa, reggae, Tejano, and worldbeat into its sound. It's a busy, heady mix and occasionally there's simply too much going on in the mix for it to be easy to digest. Nevertheless, it's easy to admire a group that challenges the listeners, and Ozomatli certainly do that with their eponymous debut album. Not only is the music dense and exciting, but the lyrics are politically charged and daring, adding substance to the infectious music. The result is an album that is both entertaining and rewarding -- not a bad achievement for a debut.
Performance CreditsOzomatli Primary Artist,Group
Tony Lujan Trumpet
David Ralicke Trombone,Baritone Saxophone
Ulises Bella Clarinet,Guitar,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Cut Chemist Turntables
Carlos Guaico fender rhodes
Wil-Dog Abers Bass,Vocals
Chali 2na Rap
Paul Livingstone Guitar
Technical CreditsTony Maxwell Direction
Anton Pukshansky Engineer
Tom Recchion Art Direction
Luis Ramirez Logo
Anton Pukshanksy Engineer
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Ozomatli based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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This is a fun, energetic mix of songs that is fantastic to exercise to. If you ever wondered if music can really motivate you, put this CD on and see how it keeps you going. Also great for driving or your personal soundtrack while you're food shopping with your headphones on. It's a blast.
If you haven't heard about this group you don't know what your missing! This Cd has everything in it!
the first time i heard this cd, i fell in love with ozomatli. anyone who comes on this site should buy the cd because it is the greatest cd ever made