Fort Knox Recordings is proud to present Sabor Tropical, the debut album from the Empresarios. We originally intro-
duced the band on the 2009 label compilation The New Gold Standard 2. The Empresarios are the first from our labels
roster of new artists to release their own full length album. With Sabor Tropical, they have set the bar very high for the new
generation of artists on Fort Knox.
Sabor Tropical smoothly combines latin funk, cumbia, dub and reggaeton on a groove tip. The album is sophisticated and sexy, while still staying true to its roots and maintaining street credibility. Sabor Tropical effortlessly transports you from the relaxing beaches of Playa del Carmen to the streets of Spanish Harlem, and everywhere in between.
Hailing from the Washington DC area, the Empresarios are adept at mixing diverse cultures and sounds together. This five man collective led by Javier Miranda alongside John Bowen, Paul Chaconas, Sonny Cheeba and
Sammy Arsam Khosh bring their own personal style to every track. There is no shortage of creativity among these talented musicians and their influences, from downtempo, dub, Latin, house, trip-hop and reggaeton can all be heard in their definitive, eclectic sound.
The 15 sun-drenched vibes on Sabor Tropical are perfect for a warm-up session or a nice cool down at any time of the year.
We are excited to bring you this new album which continues our mission of showcasing new, modern global sounds from our