Musician and songwriter born in Cantabria, active in the musical scene since very early stages. In 2007 I moved to Madrid and there I started the soulful reggae band Tasty Grooves a band where I performed as singer and songwriter alongside some of the best reggae musicians in the city.
After the release of a single with Ken Boothe titled “A Change Must Come” the international reggae community became aware of my career. Then, with the Tasty Grooves I released my first LP titled “Soul Street” which received great reviews from the international music journalists and did so well with the audience. With “Soul Street” we performed in front of huge crowds at the best reggae festivals all around such as Rototom Sunsplash, La Concha Reggae Vibes, Minho Reggae, Reggaeboa, Madrid es Negro and a long etcetera.
I now live in France and I from here I continue my solo career, my new birth as an artist. With Tucxone Records hand in hand, they've trusted me to ride their powerful resident band The Tucxone Army to work both live and in the studio.
It's the title of my next album. Recorded at the analogue Tucxone Records studios in Madrid. This recording took place with the will to defend the Roots Reggae culture in mind. A will profoundly shared by the recording label and myself.
“Inner Calling” is a call from within, to look inside and find our true self, sincere and naked. Our goal is to pay tribute to the classics of Jamaica from the 70s that influenced us so much, not only on our way to perceive music, but also on our way to look at the world, and not just through their sound, but also though their urgent message of crisis. We did the best out of ourselves to not just imitate their ways, but to bring it to our present day.
Recorded by musicians live at the studio, direct to tape on one take, a way to do things that's so rare nowadays but where the magic of the songs is so naturally captured that's difficult to ignore.
“Inner Calling” is an album that can be listened to on a Sound System, in the car or having a walk though the fields, with friends, with family and that can be enjoyed time after time for many years and in every situation. An album very necessary for the scene in which we heartily believe. Running away from the One Hit culture or the Foot-stomping tracks and embracing the original spirit of Roots of those dances in the 70s. An album to help recover the original sound system culture. Lyrics about social issues, compromised with our times, urgent problems that need to be dealt with, same way now as it was necessary in Jamaica back then, for it's the same fierce babylon system we a deal with!!
released December 16, 2016
The Tucxone Army are:
Alberto "Likkle Tuco" Peces: Drums & Percussion
Pablo "Bassman" Cano: Bass
Edu "YoudeMan" Martínez: Guitars
Carlos "Ripah" Ripoll: Piano, Organ & Backing Vocals
Rayko "Sticky" Gil: Akette Drum & Percussion
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered in the analogue realm at Tucxone Records studio, Madrid, from november 16 to december 6, 2015.
Artistic Producer: Alberto "Likkle Tuco" Peces
Executive Producers: Alberto Peces, Genesis Candela
Recording Engineer: Genesis Candela
Mixing Engineers: Alberto Peces, Genesis Candela
Mastering Engineers: Alberto Peces, Genesis Candela
Tucxone Army are a music collective that fights to preserve Jamaican culture and music. Be it in the studio or on the stage,
this band shows up a very strict compromise with the roots of the Caribbean island sounds.
They first gathered in 2014 to record for Little Roy and they've been recording together ever since with artists such as Luciano, Mikey General, Prince Jazzbo, Eugene Paul & Natty G,...more