Fort Knox Recordings presents the Bestia EP, the Empresarios follow-up release to their debut album, Sabor Tropical. Having spent the past few months touring and rocking shows nationwide, the Empresarios draw on their performance experience to create these four new floor rocking gems. All four tracks heavily utilize the Empresarios front men, Frankie Rosado and Felix Perez. The styles range from salsa and cumbia to house. Live instrumentation is incorporated throughout the tracks including guitars, flutes, piano, congas and more.
The EP starts off with Bailando and Bestia, which are both built around infectious Latin house grooves peppered with percussion, horns and electronic elements. These two tracks are guaranteed to pack the dancefloor. Following the frenzy of the first two tracks is the laid back, sweaty tropical vibe of Cumbia Salvaje, which takes a traditional cumbia straight into the 21st Century. Closing out the EP is Sentimiento, an instant classic in the nu-salsa style of their hit track Sabor Tropical, paying homage to Nuyorican and Fania influences.
The Empresarios kicked off 2011 with the release of their debut album, Sabor Tropical. They went on to perform numerous shows coast to coast and made a big splash at SXSW 2011. Fort Knox Recordings released two Sabor Tropical Remix EPs that have been championed by top DJs worldwide. And most recently the Empresarios track Sabor Tropical was licensed to EA Sports massive FIFA 2012 video game. Needless to say the Empresarios have had an amazing year and are ready to take their game up a level.