The story of the band Los Transatlanticos is a truely international one. In 2006 the Croatian born Berlin-based DJ, producer, record dealer, label owner and bass player Dean Bagar aka Tricky D went on a trip to Bogotá. In the capital of Colombia he met Pablo Gaviria and they found out that they both share a passionate love for music. In the following months and years Dean began taking increasingly frequent trips to Bogotá to record jam sessions with Pablo, often joined by Pablo’s brother, the multi-instrumentalist Alvaro Gaviria and other musicians.
Before long the synergy became such that they decided to form Los Transatlanticos, named in reference to both their musical approach and their forced long distance artistic relationship.
After 5 years of writing, jamming, recording and tweaking their songs, the band made its live debut at the Berlin Worldtronic Festival in December 2011 – with great response! In late summer 2012 their debut album “First Trip” was released on the renowned British label BBE.
Los Transatlanticos stand for a lot of raw energy and an extravagant fusion of Latin American, Caribbean and European sounds. You can hear a strong Cumbia influence, spiced with Dancehall and Reggae, Bossa and Rap, there are even some references to Arabian music, Balkan brass and a Jungle remix of a Systema Solar track… all nourished with some fine bass – you can’t go wrong with that!
Exclusively for TropicalBass.com Dean did a very special Funky Moomba Tropical mix. Enjoy!
Find out more about the band and their approach to music:
And definitely check out their brand new video “La Receta”, filmed in Berlin and Colombia:
Thanks to our friends at BBE we have free CD copies of FIRST TRIP as give-aways for the first 3 people who can answer the following question:
What’s the name of Tricky D’s label?
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.