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Latin 22/01/2005

Ardel Records announces the release of new album 'Son De Hoy' by their newest artist Nino Torrente

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HAMDEN, CT. (Ardel Records) - Son de Hoy is a mixture of rhythmic overtones with warm harmonies, romantic lyrics, and an urban feel that makes you tap your feet and sway to the rich sounds. Memorable hooks stay with you long after you're done listening. The compositions move both body and spirit.

Nino Torrente and Son de Hoy is a New York City band led by Cuban'born bassist, singer, and composer, Nino Torrente. Its repertoire ranges from traditional Cuban songs to original compositions. The band's tight sound draws from old rhythms filtered through the multicultural energy of New York City. Son de Hoy appears weekly at Son Cubano and Cuba, and has also played at Nell's the Village Underground, La Belle Epoque, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Risa, and Cafe Pertutti.

Nino Torrente does play CUBAN Music! And well, very well indeed. Before returning to his Cuban roots, Nino Torrente played a wide range of styles. In the early 90's, he formed a soul and funk band, Live Wire, with guitarist Ralph Nelson. Torrente and Nelson wrote dozens of songs that Live Wire performed, along with funk standards at Harry's in San Francisco and at other venues in the Bay Area. More recently, Torrente was chosen by filmmaker Malcolm Lam to compose the music for this new narrative film," Falling Rhythm", about Latin dance. The album Nino Torrente and Son the Hoy contains some of the soundtrack for the film.
This is what Juan Moreno, from, says: "The sound here is tight and on time if you know what I mean - on clave, solid. This is a highly danceable recording that, although not being heavily marketed, is one of the best new productions of its kind. The musicians are a classic mix of Cubans and Puerto Ricans that will make the music fan reminisce about the pre-Castro days when the Cuban influx into New York formed the vital base for the development of the Mambo era. We are living in different times now but there is no stopping quality of which there is plenty in this production. Son de Hoy is a definite throwback to the good old days" read more on our website

"We are very proud to have among us Nino Torrente. He is a seasoned musician and composer, he is sorrounded by talented musicians, and the sound is sooo Cuban." Stated record company owner, Lola Arcaya-DeLucia. " I believe tha Cuban Music is a MUST have in your collection of Latin Music"

Also being featured by Ardel Records is the CD from Vinny and Ray: Only the Beginning" winners of the IMA, Independent Music Awards, for the best original Latin song of 2004, RUMBA EN EL BARRIO. The CD from Laura Lahera and Fulvio Paredes:" Entre Nosotros"where the pair travel through South America to assemble a classy repertoire of songs. Laura holds the tone of her pure and flawless voice until the last breath.

Ardel Records is and independent music label whose mission is to guide new artists in the promotion and marketing of their music. They specialize in helping new artists realize their creative freedom under a label that respects that freedom. Each musical project is a collaboration as Ardel Records realizes the vast diversity of the Latin Music world and seeks out the individuality of each artist. The company seeks and promotes talent with a sound that has the power to bring cultures together.
Ardel Records vision is to respect the rights of the artists, to bring back musicianship and to allow music to be the international language that it is, all this, while we have fun, make some money and become more conscious of our sorroundings.

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