Ricardo Eddy Martinez - Expresso Ritmico / LP
Probably one of the best 70's Areito releases, for sure ahead of his times. The entire record minus two tracks of 10 total are all upbeat with afro-latin breaks, dope choral vocal arrangements and chunky bass and conga lines, but don t sleep, the lower bpm songs are great mellow gems. Gilles Peterson says: "If a Cuban record had come out on Sleeping Bag Records in 1982, I think it would have sounded a bit like this. It s an eccentric middle ground between Latin-styled pop and disco.