Malena Perez - StarsCubanita Groove
Malena Perez comes with a strong album of deep Latin house, which will appeal to lovers of Osunlade, who incidentally handles some of the production along with Alix Alvarez and Carlos Nino (Build An Ark). It features the singles 'Free To Fly', 'Chase The Butterflies' with both the original and Kenny Dope remix present here and 'Praise The Day'. The down-tempo groove of 'Surrender' and the breezy 'Tomorrow' are also deserving of your attention but the real standouts are 'Confession', an infectious flute and organ laced piece and the 4 Hero influenced 'What Do I Do'.
Andy Allen, 10/06