Adrian Quesada, a Grammy winner from Laredo, TX, first conceived the idea for The Latin Shade Of Texas Soul over a decade ago while being interviewed with Tejano legend Ruben Ramos.
The two casually chatted between takes about Black music and the influence it had on both of their formative years - Ruben's being soul and Adrian's being hip-hop. Adrian is an in-demand producer and music director who is best known for his work with Black Pumas and Brownout. A collector of Latin soul records, Quesada wanted to explore the nexus of the black and brown sounds further to create what he calls a “love letter” to Texas Latin soul. The album plays like the dedication hour of your local radio station, a few cruisin’ classics mixed with funky numbers and hip-shakers.