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Coming out on February 20, 2021
“La Policía” is Bachaco’s new promotional single that couples a catchy melody and relaxed riffs with tongue-in-cheek parody and sarcasm to depict the story of an old lady and her weed-smoking, party-loving neighbor. Stylized through Latin Cumbia and hip-hop flavors over the rhythms and beat-style of Calle 13’s “Atrévete” (cited as one of Bachaco’s primary influences), the electric guitar lines and sing-a-long melodies encompass controversial topics such as social prejudice, cannabis legality, musical tastes, and cultural differences.
The music and lyrics were penned by Ediberto Morillo, founder and singer of Bachaco. Morillo’s lyrics were augmented by the musical direction of Venezuelan producer Agustín Espina, who produced, mixed, engineered, and performed on keyboards in “La Policía.” Espina is the keyboardist in Los Amigos Invisibles and is known for his collaborations with Latin music stars such as Guaco, flautist Huáscar Barrada, and musical performing groups Mermelada Bunch, Caramelos de Cianuro, Yordano, Ilan Chester, Caseroloops, among others.
Lending drums and percussion on the track was Anderson Quintero, acclaimed Venezuelan percussionist. On guitar is Camilo Velandia, who has a reputation in the music industry for crafting the trajectory of risking stars. Rodner Padilla, another Venezuelan artist who is a staple in the Latin music industry, is at the helm on bass duties.
“La Policía” is accompanied by a music video that represents the song’s wittiness and has a very peculiar cast. Accompanying the themes of tackling controversial topics with a light-hearted sense of humor, the video concludes with the police joining Morillo and his musician cohorts in partying and partaking in smoking cannabis. Morillo states, “We know there are some cool, down to earth Cops out there, we have some in our area!!! Some Police are our friends, brothers and community members. And our community likes to have a good time!” La Policia tambien!” The video was directed by Andrés Aponte and produced by Manuel Páez. It will be available on Bachaco’s YouTube channel after the track’s February 20th release. 2021 will be an immense year of growth for Bachaco as they continue to build their acclaimed international audience. For more information and to stay in touch, follow Bachaco on:
Since 2007 Bachaco has performed over 300 concerts from Argentina to Canada sharing the stage and performing at the same events and festivals as other big names in the reggae and world music scenes such as Stephen Marley and the Marley Brothers, Natiruts from Brazil, Israel Vibration, Toots & The Maytals, Tribal Seeds, Ozomatli, Luciano, Easy Star All-Stars, Midnite, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Los Cafres, Los Pericos, Bahiano, Alika, Jarabe de Palo, Los Amigos Invisibles, WAR, King Chango and many more.
Bachaco has also showcased during the SXSW and LAMC music conferences thanks to support from BMI. Bachaco was conceived and founded by Venezuelan Singer-Songwriter Edilberto ‘Eddy’ Morillo in Miami, FL where he regularly meets and collaborates with musicians from everywhere.
Bachaco’s musical diversity is what makes it a true multi-cultural experience. The lyrics naturally flow in English and Spanish but the true language Bachaco speaks is the vibe they transmit: High Energy Groove! The band’s hit Singles “Good Morning,“ “Sunfire Girl” and “Keep Your Head Up” are BACHACO’s Best Reggae Songs. Their New Reggae Songs will make you groove and have you jammin’ every track as each flows with its own influences of Dancehall, Ska, Rock, Hip-Hop, Dub and Latin Reggae.
Bachaco has toured multiple times throughout the United States. In 2014, Concert Channel Sessions broadcasted Bachaco Live from Hollywood, California during Prime Time for over 20 countries including: Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Telemundo’s “Premios Tu Mundo” 2014 awarded the band a Gibson Sponsorship on National TV for winning Budlight’s “Buscando Mi Ritmo” Live Music Reality TV Summer Series with their Latin Dancehall Single “Tú” featuring international Telenovela Rockstar “Joseguillermo” Cortines from the Dominican Republic.
Ojo de Buey from Costa Rica featured Bachaco at the Miami Reggae Festival to celebrate the release of their New Single and Video “Una Sola Nación” meaning “One Nation” a song they wrote together and recorded at Live House Studios in Miami, Florida with producer Mariano Aponte (Puerto Rico) and speaks about coming together as humans.
In 2014, Bachaco headlined the Miami Beach Reggae Fest with Gondwana (Chile) where they performed together on stage their Reggae Rock collaboration ‘Cruzando Fronteras’.
Bachaco’s best songs the Latin Roots Hit Singles ‘Jamaican Cumbia’ ‘Cumbia Pa’ La Nena’ and ‘Ni Una Lagrima’ have been featured on MTV Tr3s, MTV Latin America, CNN en Español, Telemundo, iTunes ‘New and Noteworthy’, Sirius XM Radio, About.com, MSN Latinzine, BMI.com, Gibson.com, AOL Radio’s Rock Latino Top 10, Terra.com, ZUMBA, Venevision Internacional, Miami New Times, Miami.com, El Nuevo Herald (Miami), Viernes Magazine (Miami) Batanga.com, Boom Magazine (Miami), LatinRapper.com, VIPLatino.com, Inity Weekly (Colorado), Brightest Young Things (DC), Reven Magazine (South Carolina), Que Pasa Mi Gente (Charlotte), Nativo Rock (Orlando), The Atlantic Current (South Florida), RCKLG (Argentina), Guacamaya FM (Nicaragua), Rio Live Reggae Radio (Ecuador), KeysWeekly.com (Key West), Remezcla, PulsoBeat.com, ItsInMiami.com, YardHype.com, PuertoRicoUnder.com and many other media outlets throughout the U.S. and abroad.