Pacha Massive, All Good Things

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Pacha Massive seem to have the golden touch: a soundtrack spot in one of the most popular Mexican movies of recent years (La Mujer de Mi Hermano), a win in the Latin Alternative Music Conference Battle of the Bands contest (which led to their signing by Nacional Records) and an album release that coincides with the introduction of MTV Tr3s'”Discover and Download” promotion (of which Pacha was the first band ever featured)? The good fortune that this band has received is nothing short of ridiculous. “Don't Let Go,” the album's lead single (and the one featured in La Mujer) proves that the rewards are well justified. Its funky drum programming and Latin guitar provide a beautiful backing to Patricia Lynn's sultry vocals. Elsewhere, Nova (producer, keys, guitar) incorporates all manner of genres into the mix: “La Verdolaga” is reggae-tinged, “Pachanqueando” is all dubby wetness and Colombian cumbia colors nearly everything in one way or another.