Since their ground-breaking US debut the Amigos have lived a double life. In their hometown of Caracas, Venezuela, they’ve hosted underground club nights for years (the most recent called ‘Super Sancocho Variety’). Then, insouciant single-entendre songs like “Sexy” and the doggy-style anthem “Ponerte En Cuatro” landed them on MTV and radio, and before long, the six young men found themselves pop idols. It wasn’t hard, but their hearts remain on the dance floor and in the clubs.
Released January 1, 1999
Salsa, Disco, Afro, Latin
AREPA 3000 is live instruments, start to finish. “Electronic music tries to simulate human sounds,” says the guitarist. “It’s really easy to buy a groove box or an 808 to make us sound like techno. So we try to get those sounds from our instruments, to go the other way. Make the human sounds sound electronic. When we do our club shows, I’ll spin before our set and we’ll add live instrumentation. We can play four, five hours like that.”