This music is by Aireene Espiritu, a singer/songwriter living in Oakland. She mostly plays original songs incorporating Latin and African rhythms, folk, and inspirations from gospel music – your basic mix of Americana.
The Mission Seven is on a mission to return dance music to its fun roots with a mixture of Latin Soul, Boogaloo, Cumbia, hard driving beats, and a retro garage edge. Taking a human approach with real drums and percussion, a soulful horn section, and vintage guitar and bass, their sound is sophisticated without being stuffy, and very dance floor friendly. They join host Devon Strolovitch live in the studio tonight (Wednesday 7/29) at 9 pm.