Luisito Quintero Louie Vega Presents Percussion Madness Revisited

Luisito Quintero was born into a percussion legacy in Venezuela that led him to play with some of the biggest names in Latin music, including Oscar D’Leon, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon, Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan. Luisito was doing so well gigging with all these superstars that he took his own show on the road. The "Percussion Madness” tour took Luisito’s timbales, tambores and congas all over Latin America, Europe and Africa, and the influence of that tour inspired some deep Afro-Latin grooves found on the original Percussion Madness album. Somewhere along the way he connected with house DJ/producer Louie Vega and together they’ve created and reworked the old record to create a dance floor pounding Afro-Latin house album that will get anyone out of their seat and dancing. Starting out with "Music for Gong Gong,” the album bursts with electricity and showcases Luisito’s percussion versatility as he blasts out some recognisable rhythms from Latin music’s past. "Tumbao” is a deep house groove, with Luisito burning the timbales with his furious playing. "Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo” is a Fela Kuti tune that Luisito and Vega rework into a funky Afro-Latin house vibe that jumps up and chases you out onto the dance floor. "Our Love” is a gentle, samba-infused, jazzy house track remixed by Nicola Conte. "Skinny Papa” is a straight-up boogaloo track that relies on Luisito’s heavy hands on the congas. Percussion Madness Revisited brings the flavour and the funk to create a heavy Latin percussion album that dips into the world of house music and in the end, if you’re not dancing by at least track three, there’s something seriously wrong with you. (BBE)