Bomba Estéreo is one of Colombia’s most original and exciting bands fronted by singer Liliana Saumet and multi-instrumentalist Simon Mejía.
In 2012, Bomba Estéreo released their sophomore album ‘Blow Up’, which lead them to be named the Best New Artist by iTunes Latin Editor’s Choice and ‘Revista Semana’, Colombia’s most influential magazine. The album’s hit single ‘Fuego’ has been licensed several times including to the film ‘Limitless’ starring Bradley Cooper, video game ‘FIFA ’10’ from EA Sports, and the TV Shows ‘Dexter’, ‘House’, ‘CSI Miami’ among others.
Bomba Estéreo’s 2013 album ‘EleganciaTropical’, which features popular singles ‘El Alma Y El Cuerpo’ and ‘Bailar Conmigo’, was nominated for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ for the 14th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
The band is constantly touring the US, Latin America, & Europe. They’ve performed at some of the world’s largest music festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Vive Latino, Outside Lands, Glastonbury, and many more.
Their new album, Amanecer, was released on June 2nd 2015. It hit #1 on the digital Latin music charts and debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums sales chart.
The album’s lead single, “Fiesta,” is a party anthem dripping with bass and champeta rhythms – an homage to the carnivals of their native Colombia. Ricky Reed of the Oakland hip-hop/pop collective Wallpaper produced the track, in addition to the rest of the 10- track album.
Songs from “Amanecer” have already been licensed to ESPN, Hulu, HBO, EA Sports FIFA 16 and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2016.
“With a decade on the scene, the electro-tropical band Bomba Estéreo releases its most engaging and integral musical project: Amanecer.”- REMEZCLA
“Bomba Estéreo has been building modern party tunes on crisp Afro-Colombian rhythms…for more than a decade. Local rhythms channeled through electronics: It’s a worldwide recipe for dance music…” – NEW YORK TIMES
“From Colombian cumbia to South African house: Bomba Estéreo gets crowds dancing with a new album…” – LA TIMES
“Musicians from throughout Latin America combine traditional popular music with modern electronica and rap…the leaders of this movement are Bomba Estéreo.” – ROLLING STONE
“This album is a perfect set of summer songs – the sort you could hear over and over happily until the leaves fall.” “‘Amanecer’ is a cohesive, danceable, fast moving album, that is undeniably one of the year’s best.”- NPR “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED”
“‘Amanecer’ is a cohesive, danceable, fast moving album, that is undeniably one of the year’s best.” – KCRW – LA
“It’s been three years since Bomba Estéreo released an album but they haven’t lost a step.” – THE FADER
“Bomba Estéreo has fused dance beats with the music of their native Colombia in increasingly irresistible and sophisticated ways.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES
“A broad and ambitious album that stays grounded in the band’s South American identity.” – VICE NOISEY