First If You Please
Artists: 
Los Updates
Cat: 
Cadenza Cd 03
Released: 
13.10.08

There’s a good chance that you’re going to look back on 2008 as the year you discovered Los Updates. And to think that it all began with this record: Los Updates First If You PleaseLos Updates is the latest project from Chilean musical mastermind Jorge González together with Loreto Otero. Jorge González-not to be confused with the Swedish crooner José González-is one of the country’s best-known musical ambassadors. His group Los Prisioneros defined the sound of Chilean rock in the ’80s and ’90s, standing in opposition to Pinochet’s military dictatorship, selling out stadiums across the Americas and laying the groundwork for today’s Rock en Español movement. In the ’90s, as electronic-music culture took root in Chile, González teamed up with Martin Schopf (aka Dandy Jack) to create Gonzalo Martinez, a wide-ranging experiment in Latin-tinged electro-pop. Aided and abetted by the usual suspects in Latin America’s eccentric expat electronica scene - Argenis Brito, Atom Heart, Tobias Freund aka Pink Elln, Gonzalo Martinez released two albums and a handful of singles in 1998 and 1999. Now based in Mexico City and working alongside the beguiling Loreto Otero, González launches the next phase of his musical career with Los Updates, a project that connects the dots between mindbending minimal house and unabashed pop. Perhaps appropriately for an artist who has rewritten the rules at every step of the way, Los Updates aren’t taking the most conventional route to release their music. They’ve prepped two 12-inch singles-Los Updates First If You Please - The Remixes - featuring original cuts backed by remixes from Ricardo Villalobos, Dandy Jack, Luciano, Tobias and other Los Updates companions. And now, this special CD release will follow, gathering all Los Updates’ originals along. González vocals and obliquely narrative lyrics are doubtless the centerpiece, veering between singing and speaking, falsetto highs and baritone lows. (His accent, in English, is also almost adora

Cadenza Cd 03