Diamante Eléctrico Receives Two Latin Grammy Nominations
Latin Grammy Award-winning rock band, from Bogotá, Diamante Eléctrico’s “La Gran Oscilación”, released under the indie label Mercado Negro is a strong follow up to their previous album ‘B’ and has just received two Latin Grammy nominations: “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Song”.
This third studio release, totally analog, was recorded in Bogotá with the help of Third Man Records engineer and analog wizard Joshua V. Smith, known for his work with Jack White, Beck, The Dead Weather and more.
“We wanted to make a record that represents us now– we’re in a totally different place than two years ago,” states Juan Galeano (singer).
To some “La Gran Oscilación” might be a little bit more experimental and conceptual, bouncing in and out of time much like the band’s musical heroes Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and so on. It’s not what you’d call ‘easy’ but it adds a level of depth to the band’s sound, not heard on ‘B.’
When speaking about “Déjala Rodar”, Juan Galeano adds: “It has a rockabilly and blues feel to it. The guitar is the star. It’s the first time we’ve used a brass section – it resembles the recording of a band recorded in the 50’s”.
Diamante Eléctrico had a whirlwind year, performing at world renown festivals such as Coachella and Eurockennes, as well as collaborating with long time hero Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top for their new single “Días raros”.
The band has broken barriers both in the Colombian and rock scenes in general with their unorthodox song structures, honest lyrics, and unrivaled energy, making it impossible not to move to their songs.
As their sound is maturing, rest assured that Diamante Eléctrico will hit us with an album equally sweet and gloriously intense this fall.