A Piece of Me – Vinyl Soul

By Angel AguilarAugust 15, 2013Album Reviews, Music
By Angel Aguilar | August 15, 2013

Vinyl Soul
Vinyl Soul is a versatile Latin/R&B band that combines the sounds of boleros, Spanish guitar, trumpets hip-hop, R&B and smooth soulful voices that will take the listener through a musical voyage of romantic interludes as well as danceable fun times. Vinyl Soul consist of John Patrick Hurtado (vocals) and Enrique Nambo (guitar and producer)

In 2008, Vinyl Soul released their first EP “City of Angels”, which had great acceptance in Mexico, The United States and especially in Japan where it had an impressionable impact which took the band into Japan’s mainstream by appearing in one of Japan’s biggest television networks “Fuji Television”.

Vinyl Soul’s music had such a strong resonance in Japan that they were given a full spread feature in Japan’s #1 magazine for foreigners, “Metropolis”, as well as regular airplay on Japan’s international radio stations. The article on “Metropolis” also led to a meeting with the commanding officer of Atsugi Japan American Navy Base, who offered them several gigs including the opportunity to perform at Atsugi’s ‘Cherry Blossom Festival’ in front of 30,000 people.

With the success of “City of Angels”, Vinyl Soul was nominated for the “Best Breakout Band” in the 2009 MTV Tr3s Video Music Awards.

In 2009 Vinyl Soul took part in the “Vive tu Musica” Battle of the bands national competition, which they won and were rewarded with 32 hours of recording studio time and a special national televised “En Concierto” on LATV.

Vinyl Soul’s leader and founder, Enrique Nambo recounts “On the judge’s panel was Latin pop-rock singer Natalia Lafourcade, Ayala Ben-Yehuda from Billboard Magazine, and Pablo Hurtado from the grammy award winning Mexican band Camila. Ayala expressed enthusiastically ‘…you guys are original, danceable, and fun…’ In the final words before the winner was announced Pablo Hurtado solidified the decision with his own opinions about Vinyl Soul saying: ‘This is a band with a great potential, very versatile and fun to watch.’”

After their participation on “Vive tu Musica”, Vinyl Soul struck up a friendship with Pablo Hurtado which in May 2013, resulted in a collaboration on the track “A Piece of Me”. Nambo describes this collaboration as a “contribution [that] makes the song worthy of being called a duet with catchy guitar riffs playing along with, and weaving in and out of the vocals tastefully and nostalgically.”
“A Piece of Me” will be available as a free download on the band’s soundcloud page beginning this Friday August 16th through Sunday August 18th.

Vinyl Soul’s music can also be found on iTtunes and Spotify.