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The New groove city CD is a labor of love that has been going on since about May of 2011 and is the result of passing seemingly insurmountable odds on a shoestring budget with very minimal equipment. It was initiated when Gumbi went on a writing spree after returning from being on the road with Al DiMeola. Prior to that Butch, Carlos, Kenny, Eduardo and Gumbi had been burning up stages around the Tampa Bay area as The Latino Projekt. With the addition of Lemay on violin and  Luis on drums the final pieces were in place. All that was needed was a name change to reflect the new direction the in which the band was heading. new groove city was officially born in winter of 2011.

Gumbi continued to write and recorded all of the basic tracks in his home using Logic, the Apogee ONE and one microphone. Kenny and Luis added bass and drums from their home studios. Carlos was called in to muscle up the keyboard parts. Add incredible vocal performances from Eduardo and special guest, Omar Cartagena, smokin’ horn work from Butch and Chris Ferrer and top it off with Lemay’s funky violin.

The project was taken to new heights when Grammy Award winning production team, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League agreed to produce the single, “Sin Ti”.


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