'...a mash up of congas and club beats that earns every bead of sweat that dances its way down your back.' - Marie Claire
'A Latin soul charmer' - Washington Post
Rene Lopez releases his new full-length, ELS. The album's title refers to a style Lopez has been developing over the past few years, a now-signature sound he calls 'Electric Latin Soul.' The sound is a celebration of Rene's dual identity as both a native New Yorker and a second generation Puerto Rican American, and mixes Latin soul and boogaloo with rock, hip-hop and R&B, featuring a seductive blend of hypnotic rhythms and Rene's undeniably soulful voice. ELS features co-producers Mario Caldato Jr., a.k.a. Mario C (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, Bebel Gilberto) and Jason Lader (Julian Casablancas, Jenny Lewis), as well as special guests Joey Altruda, and Money Mark (John Butler Trio).
- 1. E.L.S.
- 2. I Flow
- 3. Johnny Wants To Be Matador
- 4. Honey Got Some Love
- 5. Fa La La De Fa La
- 6. Puerto Ricans In America
- 7. L2 The Boogaloo
- 8. Feeling Something Good
- 9. Everything We Do
Apr 25New York (NYC), NY, US Rene Lopez at Lola
May 05New York (NYC), NY, US Rene Lopez at Cafe Bohemia
May 07New York (NYC), NY, US Rene Lopez at Special Club
Jul 17South Egremont, MA, US Rene Lopez at The Egremont Barn