Producer and guitarist Jacob Plasse has united some of his old friends – players from the Daptones, Pedrito Martinez Group and Los Hacheros – to form Peliroja, a New York collective inspired by the sounds of Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Congo. Produced and co-written by Plasse, Peliroja's music was recorded live to tape at his studio in Brooklyn, in the spirit of the music he was raised on. The groove to this music is deep, and heard in the way the Daptones’ rhythm section – drummer Homer Steinweiss and bassist Nick Movshon – play off the polyrhythms of Carlos Padron’s timbales and Jhair Salas’ congas, forming a new fusion of old sounds.

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Check out Peliroja’s official video for the A-side, “Situaciones”: