The 7inch contains two rare Latinfunk & -Soul songs of Mexican band “Apache”. The songs “Liberate” and “Hombre” were released in 1975 & 1976 and are now available on vinyl again for the first time ever. This time Matasuna companion “Voodoocuts” is back again to contribute a formidable rework of “Hombre“.
Members of the band “La Fórmula ER77” formed “Apache” in the early 70s in Torreón, Mexico. The 8-piece band performed on many stages, but became known to a larger audience through an appearance on the popular Mexican TV show “Siempre en Domingo“. Another success was their song “Kung Fu Chino”, which was popular throughout Latin America.
In 1976, their first LP “Del Bumpin Al Hustle” was released, which contains, with one exception, only cover versions of international hits from that time. Although the originals were popular music, Apache adopted them with their own funky attitude.
At the end of the decade, the original group disbanded. Two members joined with other musicians in the early 80s to pursue a different musical direction under the new band name “Tropicalisimo Apache”, which is still active today.
“Liberate” is a song composed by “Rafaél Gonzáles, who was also responsible for the production of the LP. The song is the only original composition on the album and differs stylistically from the other songs not only because of that: Liberate is a heavy Latin funk joint par excellence that leaves you wanting more!
On the flip side, you won’t be disappointed: “Hombre” is another great song composed and arranged by the band’s trumpet player, “Ernesto Haros”. “Voodoocuts” Rework strips down the original to its instrumental base to skillfully build a new arrangement, which is enriched by additional samples, a bunch of beats and breaks and various effects. Without a doubt another tropical dancefloor treat!