Fort Knox Recordings is proud to present “Sabor Tropical”, the debut album from The Empresarios. Sabor Tropical combines latin funk, cumbia, dub and reggaeton on a groove tip. The Empresarios have created an album that is sophisticated and sexy, and yet has street credibility all at the same time. This album will take you from the relaxing beaches of Playa del Carmen to the streets of the Lower East Side in Manhattan and everywhere in between. Hailing from the Washington, DC area, the Empresarios are adept at mixing cultures and sounds together. This five man collaborative effort encompasses multiple influences and styles. Javier Miranda is the bandleader along with John Bowen, Paul Chaconas, Sonny Cheeba and DJ Sammy Khosh. They are a mix of DJs and musicians, there is no shortage of creativity among the collective. Downtempo, dub, Latin, house, trip-hop and reggaeton can all be heard in their music because that is what they play in their cars and at the clubs. The 15 tracks of sun-drenched vibes on “Sabor Tropical” are perfect for a warm- up session or a nice cool down at any time of the year.
What the critics have to say about the “Sabor Tropical” Album:
Javier Miranda has “great taste in music. That shows through on this 15-track album, with a lot of solid cuts and a few outstanding ones, most notably the Latin funky title track and the reggaeton-cumbia banger “Negrita Linda.” This record will be coming out from my DJ bag often in the near future” – Darek Beres
Big Shot Magazine:
“Combining Latin funk, cumbia, dub and reggaeton, Sabor Tropical is oozing with, er, sabor.”
Inside World Music:
“The Washington, D.C.-based band of modern Latin-funk is hitting the streets with the most impressive dance beats, trip hop rhythms, and dub-step on the market today. The Latin grooves border on jazz styles that heat up any occasion or mood…. All in all, a good mix of vocals, modern sounds, and eclectic sounds paved by earlier artists, notably Nortec Collective, make Sabor Tropical an unforgettable release to start the new year and cause a January thaw wherever it is played. ~ Matthew Forss
“I didn’t know all that much about Empresarios before diving into their record. The album title definitely suggests a Latin influence on the record. Through the album I have realized that the band has a very open ear to music from all different corners of the world. The success of Sabor Tropical is the ability of Empresarios to put their own stamp on the music flowing through their radar.”