When it comes to blurring the lines between funky Latin music and disco, nobody might have brought the two together better than the seventies group Charanga 76. The group is mostly known for their classic 1979 album No Nos Pararan which features some increadible covers of some disco classics including McFadden & Whitehead's "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" and Chic's "Good Times" among many others. During that same year that group also released a twelve-inch single featuring the song "Music Trance". This twelve-inch release mostly, at the time, got overshadowed due to the success of the No Nos Pararan album. Now that it's not the late seventies and we can fully examine all of Charanga 76's work, it might be safe to say that "Music Trance" is one of the group's best songs and one that certaintly deserves the same kind of attention that songs like "No Nos Pararan" recieved during it's intial release. The song features all kinds of amazing percussion breaks and Latin flavored instrumental grooves throughout that is all tied together by a very catchy chorus. Overall, it's just another example of Charanga 76's brilliance and why they were ahead of the pack when it came to the Latin disco scene during the late seventies. Enjoy!
Charanga 76 - Music Trance