Multiple-time Latin Grammy winning act, Bajofondo recently released their latest effort, Presente on March 5th through Sony Masterworks, and the album is a 21 track high-energy album which melds several traditional genres of South America in a rather seamless and playful fashion. On stage, Bajofondo’s eight members use traditional instruments like bandoneón alongside live video mixing, samples, and scratches to spellbinding effect. Their North American tour (which included a stop here in NYC) has offered crowds a chance to see one of the most acclaimed live acts in the world that recently drew hundreds of thousands at an outdoor performance in Buenos Aires. Certainly, this is the sound that’s hot on the streets of the Rio de la Plata region of Argentina and Uruguay.
“Pide Piso” is the first single from the album, and it was recently remixed. The remix gives the song a gigantic, club-ready feel – the sort of song that would make 150,000 people at an outdoor festival lose their minds while retaining the slick piano chords (which seem reminiscent of the tango).