La Mecánica Popular infuses the colorful sound of Latin salsa with a shot of fluorescent psychedelia. Led by Peruvian singer and pianist Efraín Rozas, the band includes musicians from Venezuela, Colombia and the U.S. — and that diversity allows the band to creating its own reinterpretation of traditional and modern Latin music and culture.
La Mecánica Popular’s latest self-titled album, released in 2013, showcases Rozas’ skill melting together heavy Afro-Caribbean grooves and mind-warping textures of psychedelic rock. Full of singable melodies and bouncy electronic beats, avant-garde synths, fuzzy guitars and tight syncopation, it’s an infectious and headphones-rich sound that will get anyone moving on the dance floor.
La Mecánica Popular – Guajiro (Official Video)
La Mecánica Popular: Fluorescent Psychedelic Salsa