There are three things that you can only get in Washington D.C., The President, Go - Go Music and Mambo Sauce. This electrifying group takes their name from the mystery sauce popular at Chinese/Soul Food carry - outs throughout DC. Just as nobody really knows what's in Mambo Sauce (the sauce), Mambo Sauceís (the band) musical virtuosity will always keep you guessing as to whatís coming next. Comprised of seven of DC's most proficient, young musicians, Mambo Sauce has created a new form of music, "Pocket", that effectively blends DC Go - Go percussion with well crafted songs, explosive raps and sultry melodies.
Put Go - Go music, Kanye West, No Doubt and Outkast in a blender. Blend until the top pops off, and that might scratch the surface of where Mambo Sauce is going. As Techno, House, Trance and Jungle are all forms of Dance music, and Dub, Dancehall and Ska are all variations of Reggae, "Pocket" is likewise a new, but similar form of Go - Go. By incorporating elements of a variety of music ranging from Latin to Soul, Hip - Hop to Rock into their songs, Mambo Sauce puts their individual stamp on the genre. As the only existing Go - Go band playing all original music at present, Mambo Sauce and their label Red C Records intend to use "Pocket" music, to infiltrate the international music market with the DC Go - Go sound.
Mambo Sauce is currently hard at work on their debut album. Recording in Baltimore at Wright Way Studios (Dru Hill, Mario, Evan Taubenfeld (Guitarist for Avril Lavigne), Fertile Ground, Hezekiah Walker, 2 Live Crew, Crystal Waters) with head engineer/producer, Steve Wright and is due for release in 2009.
This talented, young group of musicians has come together with a burning desire to see Go - Go music make its mark outside of DC. After almost 30 years of being the dominant force in urban music throughout the region, Go - Go's time to become internationally recognized is now, and Mambo Sauce has the drive and the ability to make it happen!
…and you can put that one in your "Pocket"!
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