Descemer / Siete Rayo
Album: Siete Rayo   Collection:World
Artist:Descemer   Added:Apr 2006
Label:Universal Music Latino  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-16 Pull Date: 2006-06-18 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 18 Jun 4 May 28 May 21 May 14 May 7 Apr 30 Apr 23
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 20, 2018: Pumping Iron
4. Jun 03, 2006: New World Disorder
Cumbia Reggae
2. May 18, 2013: Music Casserole
5. May 27, 2006: New World Disorder
3. Jun 17, 2006: New World Disorder
La Lengua
6. May 23, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Vamo' A Celebrar

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-04-06
Descemer – Siete Rayo (Universal)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/6/06
Cuban afro-salsa-cumbia-hip hop with touches of reggae and flamenco, etc., from an original member of Yerba Buena. Great beats, cool horns, vocals mostly male solo singing/rapping and female chorus or male/female duet. Almost all in Spanish.
No FCCs discerned. Track 1 is GREAT, most of the others are good to excellent, but 7 really sucks and 11 isn’t much better.
1. *** long guitar flourish, then big drums and chanting – Afro-Cuban hip hop with a bit of flamenco. Gnarly!
2. **Midtempo Cuban salsa with lots of syncopation, horns, vocals. Eminently dance-worthy – aaaah, beep beep!
3. **Uptempo salsa hip hop with a touch of reggaeton (about who should be on top during sex – it doesn’t sound too naughty in English, though..)
4. *Uptempo but relaxed, appears to be a love song with a bit of a Bob Marley touch (but some hyperspeed rapping). A bit of offputting effects on some of the vocals.
5. *Starts with random noises, then a chugging beat, sung in English and Spanish. Switches styles throughout song. Slice of Cuban-American experience…
6. **Starts with a nod to Yerba Buena – “Bla bla” – then nice midtempo cumbia. Sweet vocals and synchopation. Some probable double-entendre in lyrics.
7. Slow pop – too much strings. Avoid!
8. **Better! Just what it says it is – cumbia reggae. Cool downtempo riddim.
9. **Midtempo hip hop lament for Habana, with Orishas member Yotuel. In Spanish and English. Nice bass and relaxed groove.
10. **Starts with phone ringing and conversation, then into midtempo party/dance groove with lots of percussion.
11. Midtempo electronic salsa – a bit over heavy on the orchestration. Latin smooth jazz…
12. **Slightly downtempo salsa dance with hip hop and some kind of electric march in the background.
13. **Laid-back remake of track 9, all in Spanish this time. Repeated cries of “Free!”

Track Listing
1. Mueve   7. Se Feliz
2. El Carro   8. Cumbia Reggae
3. Pa'arriba   9. Habana
4. Nada Mejor   10. Vamo' A Celebrar
5. El Train   11. Lo Bueno Na'ma
6. La Lengua   12. Cimarron
  13. Habana-Cuba Free Mix