María y José Takes You to “C-L-U-B Negro”

Tijuana's María y José drops a track off his anticipated sophomore release

The band name may read María y José, pero it's a one-man production by ruidosón producer Tony Gallardo II of Tijuana. Last I spoke with Gallardo, aka Sir Tony, he mentioned that the hubbub of moving to Monterrey was taking time away from his working on his upcoming LP, Rey de Reys, which was slated to be released Sept. 12. According to Remezcla, the album has been pushed to November.

The 3Ball MTY influence is heard on Sir Tony's sneak peak audio drop “C-L-U-B Negro,” which is not a bad thing to add to his ruidosón production. As soon as it plays, your body is commanded to the dark disco dance floor. The marching band intro's sweeping horn, ferocious drumming snare taps and hand claps eventually fade into María y José's signature audio space of synthesizer, with Gallardo's vocals slightly chopped and screwed to a cumbia beat. True, “C-L-U-B Negro,” complete with gunshot samples, is a little more ominous than the “Kibosé” we're used to, but it's just in time to add to your Halloween disco madness playlist.


Dita Quiñones is a multimedia journalist with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, FOX News Latino, Poder and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter.

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