Forget big beat and drum ‘n’ bass for a minute—the best rhythms you’re likely to hear in a long time are coming from Deep Rumba, an all-star group spearheaded by bandleader Kip Hanrahan, who explore Afro-Cuban rhythms with a coterie of Cuban drummers and vocalist Ruben Blades. Deep Rumba creates beats so intense and layered, the effect is almost symphonic. What’s truly remarkable about this recording is the stripped-down instrumentation that relies almost exclusively on drums and vocals. Rarely has an artist created so much with so little, which is a testament both to the supreme skill of the performers and the brilliant arrangements of Hanrahan.
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