Latin World Music Outfit The B-Side Players Release Video For Occupy Movement Inspired Single ‘New Uprising’
San Diego based Latin world music outfit the B-Side Players have released their a video for their new single “New Uprising” online at Youtube .The B-Side Players new single is available digtally online at iTunes and was released through the group’s own label AFRO*MEXICA Records. The song was inspired by the international Occupy protest movement that fights against social and economic inequality throughout the world.
Lead singer Karlos Paez says, “The song ‘New Uprising’ was inspired by the Occupy Movement protest against social and economic inequality. Living in the border town of San Diego/Tijuana, we struggle with the issues of debt, immigration, education, war, environment, jobs, taxes, etc. It has become self-evident that the root of these problems is the corrupting influence of money in politics. The video was created from a dream I had and retransmitted as a message of hope.”
The B-Side Players are a 9-piece band part of a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horndriven, polyrhythmic groove.They continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogalo into the mix. Karlos “Solrak” Paez, the man behind the B-Side Players, grew up in a musical family. His father Ezequiel Paez is a trombone player and musical arranger who spent 17 years in Los Moonlights from Tijuana and 10 years in La Banda Del Recodo.
The B-Side Players have been laying down their own inimitable latin global funk since they came together in 1994. Their incendiary live shows have defined them as local favorites with 10 San Diego Music awards. Meanwhile their albums showcase a band with restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward looking, latin flavored soul music. As an 9-piece band the players are known for igniting crowds with their fierce rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness. Meanwhile always keeping their focus on the political climate of the world and nation. The B-Side Players are a living and breathing cultural art experience for the mind body and soul.
The B-Side Players continue to tour in support of their critically acclaimed tenth release “Revolutionize”, which features guest appearances by legendary percussionist Poncho Sanchez, guitarist Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli and drummer Ryan Moran of Slightly Stoopid.
B-SIDE PLAYERS TOUR DATES
09/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
09/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
09/28 – Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Resort w/ Natural Vibrations
10/01 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat
10/04 – Boise, ID – Reef
10/05 – Ketchum, ID – Whiskey Jacques
10/09 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live
10/11 – Hermosa Beach, CA – Saint Rocke
10/12 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones w/ Chali 2na
10/18 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
11/01 – Redway, CA – Mateel Community Center
11/22 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues