Last week, Colombian-Mexican producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Sinego unveiled the first installment of his expansive two-part debut album, Alterego. Bridging the gap between traditional Latin music and underground electronic sounds, each track on the project represents a different Latin American country, documenting his personal musical journey to fuse these rich musical cultures through his own electronic, house, and techno productions.
“In a manner reminiscent of Anthony Bourdain’s exploration of culinary traditions, I embarked on a voyage traversing the diverse landscapes of Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, and beyond,” Sinego explained about the making of the album. “My aim was to unravel the essence of distinctive rhythms such as boleros, tangos, and mambo, and craft a multifaceted auditory expedition.”
Each song on the project has two versions: the original “El Día” recording and a club edit entitled “La Noche.” The installment released last week features the “Día” tracks, while the deluxe album with the “Noche” versions will follow in early 2024. The far-reaching collaborators on the project include Cuban vocalist Cucu Diamantes, Lucy Vives (daughter of iconic Latin artist Carlos Vives), Cuban production duo Pauza, Portuguese producer Moullinex, Canadian songwriter/producer French Braids, and Mexican producer Fallen Roses.
For his exclusive “FLOOD Sessions” performance filmed in Pasadena, Bogotá, Sinego and singer/guitarist Leonardo Lacroix chose to perform the Latin standard “Historia de un Amor.” Originally made famous by Mexican trío romántico Los Panchos, the song was written by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán in 1956 and has since been sung in multiple languages across several continents.
Watch their performance below, and stream part one of Alterego here.