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Soltron

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Dakota Harvey Soaked in soul and primitive in nature, Soltron dip, slip, slide, and dive with this amazing collection of Latin muzik. From hard hitting, bombastic drums to the harmonious melodies, this album kicks and drips and I lick it all up. GRACIAS Soltron! Favorite track: Échame Luz.
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Rooted in the drum and blooming in San Francisco's Mission District, Soltron is a collective of musicians, educators, activists and artists creating a new sound that brings a message of social justice and Latino cultural awareness. The band is committed to preserving the varied traditions of the Latino diaspora with music that tingles the spine and strikes a chord between tradition and relentless change.

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released October 10, 2016

Soltron is:

Adriana Marrero - Vocals

Ahkeel Mestayer- Dun Duns, Sampler Pads
on Échame Luz-- bata and shekere
on Mueve La Cintura- Conga
on Stand-up- Brazilian percussion

Anthony Sierra - Congas, Bata,Vocals

Arturo Blanco - Drum Set

Christian Navarro - Trumpet

Daniel Riera - Wind Controller, Flute solo on En La Rumba

Kai Lyons - Bass, Guitar solo on Échame Luz

Manolo Davila - Guitar, Lead Vocals on Mueve La Cintura

Noah Rosen - Tenor Saxophone

Remi Spiro - Timbales,
on Échame Luz- bata Bongo Bell
on Arroz Con Gandules- Bongo Bell brazilian percussion
on Stand up-brazilian percussion triangle
on Strike as One- triangle
on Mueve La Cintura-background vocals

Roque Baron - Vocals, Emcee

Ruben Sandoval - Trombone

Produced by Greg Landau
Recorded by Greg Landau and Daniel Riera
Musical Direction and production by Daniel Riera
with Camilo Landau at Patio de Ochun, Lee Bothwick at Jingletown Studios and Noah Killeen at Studio Trilogy
Mixed by Carlos Alvarez
Mastered by John Greenham


Tracks:
Échame Luz
● Composed by Daniel Riera
● Arranged by Daniel Riera and Soltron
● Lyrics by Adriana Marrero and Raul Perales

Arroz Con Gandules
● Composed by Daniel Riera
● Arranged by Daniel Riera and Soltron
● Lyrics by Arturo Riera and Anthony Sierra

En la Rumba
● Composed by Arturo Blanco
● Arranged by Arturo Blanco and Soltron
● Lyrics by Arturo Blanco and Roque Baron

#ilivewhereyouvacation
● Composed by Soltron
● Arranged by Soltron
● Lyrics by Adriana Marrero, Anthony Sierra and Roque Baron

Mueve la Cintura
● Composed by Manolo Davila
● Arranged by Manolo Davila and Soltron
● Lyrics by Manolo Davila and Roque Baron

Stand Up!
● Composed by Soltron
● Arranged by Soltron
● Lyrics by Manolo Davila and MC Pauze

Strike As One
● Composed by Daniel Riera
● Arranged by Daniel Riera and Soltron
● Lyrics by Manolo Davila and Roque Baron

Guest Musicians
● MC Pauze
○ Rap and vocals on Stand Up!
● Camille Mai
○ Background vocals
● Michael Spiro
○ guiro on En La Rumba, Arroz con Gandules, Mueve la Cintura,
○ guira, gongué, shekere on I Live Where You Vacation
● Carlos Aldama
○ Prayer for Ochun on Mueve la Cintura
○ Lucumí prayer on Echame Luz


Mission Statement:

Rooted in the drum and blooming in San Francisco's Mission District, Soltron is a collective of musicians, educators, activists and artists creating a new sound that brings a message of social justice and Latino cultural awareness. The band is committed to preserving the varied traditions of the Latino diaspora with music that tingles the spine and strikes a chord between tradition and relentless change.

Special thanks to:

Greg Landau for his guidance, faith and commitment to Soltron, Sylvia Ramirez for her social media mastery, Jennie Rodriguez for making space at the Mission Cultural Center, Pablo Davila for engineering and pre-production, Alexa Treviño for photographing and supporting Soltron, Guillo Cruz for his artistry and interpretation, Camille Mai for her illustration, vocals and artistic contributions, Jessica Recinos for catalyzing the dance floor, Raul Perales for his role in founding the group, Arturo Riera, John Calloway, John Santos, Michael Spiro for their mentorship, MC Pauze, J Dilla, Yoruba Andabo, all of our Kickstarter supporters, and all of our families, friends, fans and loved ones for their care, inspiration and encouragement.

Copyright Soltron 2016. All rights reserved.
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Born out of the rich arts community of San Francisco's Mission district, Soltron is a native fusion of afro-carribean rythms, Latin rock,samba batucada laced with strains of hip-hop, jazz and electronic music. Their music addresses gentrification, displaced youth and building community. ... more

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Track Name: Échame Luz
Track 1 ECHAME LUZ

Voy buscando de tu calorsito
Ya tu no estas y yo me siento bien chiquitito
Cae la noche todo esta obscurito
Pero si tu me echas de tu luz
Te voy a alcanzar bien rapidito

(Coro) Echame luz
Para poder verte en la obscuridad
No te vayas mami
Quedate un ratito mas (2x)

Estoy perdido en tu recuerdo
Quiero olvidarte pero tu sabes muy bien que no puedo
Iluminame negra dejate de cuentos
Que por mas que tu no estes
Tu sigues viviendo en mis pensamientos
Track Name: Arroz Con Gandules
Track 2 ARROZ CON GANDULES

Para mami y papi lo hice todo bien
Fui a la escuela y hasta me gradue
Ahora que yo acabe no hay trabajo pa mi
Como puedo sobrevivir

(Coro) Arroz con gandules
Como lo hace mi mama
Arroz con gandules
Y no falta nada mas

Nada mas (3x)

Este mundo ya no tiene compasion ni amor
Se llena mas y mas con hambre y dolor
Yo lo que tengo es mi musica y mi Amistad
Y el arroz rico que me hace mi mama
(Coro)
Track Name: En La Rumba
Track 3 EN LA RUMBA​

Un dia fui caminando por el barrio
Cuando se escuchan los tonos por la calle
Me acorde que me habian contado
Que habia un rumbero de cuba recien llegado

Que toca la rumba con mucho sentimiento
Que toca bata y es hijo de Obatalá

Me dijeron que vive a la vuelta y le toque en la puerta
Lo conoci y me enseño de la rumba y de la clave
Despues de años de estudiar me atrevo a meter la mano
En esta rumba que no es mía pero la llevo siempre en el corazón

(Coro) En la rumba lo encontre
Y desde entonces me puse pa la conga

(Coro) Me preparé
Yo estudié
Me gradué de la escuela de rumberos con honores
Y ya tu sabes como es
Track Name: I Live Where You Vacation
Track 4 I LIVE WHERE YOU VACATION

En la islita del encanto se vive la buena vida (2x)
Hay manjares por todos lados y gente bien linda (2x)

Todos los días son un fiestón con ron y cerveza fría (2x)
Anda pásane la mía que nos vamos pal callejón (2x)

I live where you vacation

Tu sabes que aquí te la pasas mejor que en tu casa
Tu vienes de pasada I live where you vacation

I live where you vacation
Puerto Rico's the nation
Despite colonial status
We the baddest
When it comes to havin fun we number one
Rompe ese coco
And pour some rum. Hey!

Vamos pal Yunque
Vamos pa Vieques
Pa la bahía bioluminiscente
Agüita fresca gente caliente
Llega el wikén así que pendiente

Arroz que carne hay métele el diente
Alegría bomba es
Puro y consciente
Despierta boricua protege lo tuyo
Pon a trabajar todo ese orgullo
Basta ya de tanto plomo y cemento
Deja brillar tu luz desde adentro
Positive vibration tropical persuasion
Oooh! I live where you vacation

I live where you vacation (4x)
Track Name: Mueve La Cintura
Track 5 MUEVE LA CINTURA

I don't wanna be the one addicted to you
I know I'm not the only one but neither are you
and now that it's come to this
what are we to do?
It's you over me or me over you
Mueve la cintura mami bate chocolate
tu rico sabor me sabe a chocolate
bate, bate tu rico chocolate
Your body calls to me at midnight
I don’t know if this is wrong or right
but I know one thing I'll be there when you need
and now that it's come to this
what are we to do?
It's you over me or me over you
Mujer tu me tienes adicto
a la manera que meneas con el ritmo
cuando primero yo te vi en la disco
que por poco me desmallo ahi mismo
pita pita a la palomita bonita
piel canela con pelo color arena
Track Name: Stand Up!
Track 6 STAND UP

Stand up against the threat of big bussiness
a war over the mission
money versus tradition
Stand Up!

We still here me and my tribe
Tryin to thrive
While outside two worlds collide

This is a war over the mission
This ain't no fiction
This some bay shit
Callin out gentrification

We dealin with the situation
Post-modern colonization
Local families they displacin’

We still paper chasin while payin the rent
Not makin sense
Playin a game that we didn't invent
Dollars and cents
A real-world game of chess
We in so deep you can feel the stress
Track Name: Strike As One
Track 7 STRIKE AS ONE

Stay Up,
Stay Up!
Soltron we strike as one
faster than the speed of light
brighter than the sun
fall Babylon a new chapter's begun
ushering a new sound together we become
Soltron we strike as one
faster than the speed of light
brighter than the sun
fall Babylon a new chapter's begun
ushering a new sound rooted in the drum
rooted in the drum!
Thrust in the midst of a violent storm
a world in Chaos planet Earth torn
a new being upon the universe was formed
a constellation of twelve bright stars was born
Feel the force in your soul that's the Tronic
absorb the blast triple brass that's cyclonic
EWI transforms the breath, bionic
Soltron rooted in the drum supersonic