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The new MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS LP Bite of the Street is an explosive, dance-friendly, groove-saturated party album that slams both feet to the gas pedal from its opening notes and never lets up. Fusing heavy soul and jazz with Latin dance grooves, synth-drenched dirges, a multi-percussionist assault, and more energy than a supernova, the six movements showcase GOLLEHON’s searing brass attack, with stacks of layered and intertwined trumpet igniting every moment of the album.
Bite of the Street was engineered by Adan Perez (Ruben Blades, Tito Nieves) and Dan Grigsby (Whitney Houston, Kool & The Gang) and mixed and mastered by Bruce A. Miller (Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Mary J Blige). GOLLEHON is joined by Eric Klaastad on bass, Jeanne Carno on drums, and Ismael Sanchez performing additional percussion. Engineer Adan Perez supplies additional keyboards on “Coming At You,” Ariel Lawler supplies background vocals on “Sleepwalker,” and David Brenner provides sound effects on “Souled Out.” The record is completed with photography by Tyler Adams, and layout/design by David Brenner and Greg Meisenberg.
MAC GOLLEHON has toured the planet and has played on thousands of records, including over two-hundred gold and platinum albums since the 1970s and a decade-plus run with Duran Duran. He is known for his mainstream contributions on chart-topping albums including Onyx’s Slam, Blondie’s The Hunter, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” as well as records from Madonna, Hall & Oates, Chaka Khan, Buddy Rich, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton, Nile Rodgers, Patrick Adams, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Hector Lavoe, and hundreds of others.
"...a wild ride through a wide scope of sounds that encompasses Latin jazz, progressive rock, electronic beats, more textured and cinematic noir sounds and more. Each track feels like an opportunity to explore new spaces, but all within GOLLEHON’s curious and evolving sonic world." - Treble