In the past they have used more traditional Latin styles with hip-hop, rock and EDM. Get more on Locos por Juana from Miami on the flip…
The catalog of music includes albums like; Somos De La Calle, Música Pa’l Pueblo, La Verdad, iTunes Live From SoHo, Caribe, Locos Por Juana, Evolución. Now Locos por Juana has added a Caribbean flair.
Lead singer Itagui Correa said that this about Caribe:
“People don’t do albums anymore, they do EPs and singles, and we were like, ‘No, we are going to do an album. For us it was to do a concept, trying to do something that would show a little of who we are, showing a bit of where we grew up. It was magical.” Caribe is the fifth album by Locos por Juana released by Moon Production out of Miami. This is going to be the first time the band has recorded a song in English.
“I always said that the day I record English music [it’s] because we are thinking in English. The process has to be natural, and it happened like that. I think it was necessary. With all the traveling that we had been doing, we have a lot more fans that are Americans that Latin.”
Guitarist Mark Kondrat said:
“We had already written the music and had a couple days off between shows. We started singing the chorus in English – it just came out in English. It just felt right. That kind of inspired us, and we wrote ‘Summertime,’ which is 100 percent in English … We were missing our Caribbean; we were missing our beach.”
“The whole album is very Miami a little bit of English, a little bit of Spanish and a whole lot of Caribbean flavor.”
Correa went on to say:
“We’ve always said that Florida is like an island attached to the United States, and the more you get down there, the more Caribbean you are going to get.”
Javier Delgado is the drummer and spoke on how they want to show new people to the Islands the idea of the album.
“’Para Siempre’ sounds like arroz con habichuelas (rice and beans).”
Correa had this to add:
“We want to show people, especially those who grew up in the Caribbean, to remember where they came from, how special that place is and not forget that. It’s always to remember where you come from, where your roots are. It’s paying tribute to these beautiful places and people. I strongly believe that music has no language – music is just music. Music will let you know if it’s good or not good, if you should be all right, if you should dance. That’s what music shows you with no words.”
He said even his children ask to hear their music now:
“We noticed this album is great when our children can’t stop asking for it. Before they wanted to hear Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift but now they go, ‘Dad, can you put on your CD?’”
It must be a great feeling to have your children want to hear your music over mainstream. We hear that there has been positive feedback so far and that is fantastic. Sounds like they have musical sounds for all ages. Be sure to get your copy of Caribe by Locos por Juana.