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Megatrax Releases Latin Music Library “SENSACION”Composed, arranged and produced by Jorge Calandrelli and Byron Brizuela (August 02, 2004)
Megatrax Production Music, Hollywood's premier supplier of original, high-quality production music for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, has announced the release of a new six-CD Latin Music Library entitled “SENSACION.” Megatrax co-founders JC Dwyer and Ron Mendelsohn, who also served as executive producers of the new release, made the announcement.
“SENSACION” was composed, arranged and produced by Jorge Calandrelli and was produced by Byron Brizuela. (More details below…) The new collection includes Latin hi-hop and Latin pop/dance tracks; salsas, merengues, mambos, and other tropical styles; banda, mariachi, cumbia and other regional Mexican styles; bossas and sambas from Brazil; tangos and dances from Argentina; plus romantic Latin ballads featuring acoustic guitars and string orchestra. “SENSACION” was recorded and mixed by Eddie King and Derek Jones at Megatrax Studios, mastered at Capitol Mastering and Dave Collins Mastering, and is published by Musica Sensacional (ASCAP.)
Regarding the new product, Mr. Dwyer and Mr. Mendelsohn said jointly, “We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of an all new, exciting Latin music collection entitled SENSACION. Composed and produced by some of today’s top Latin artists and featuring live musicians and sets a new standard as the world’s premier Latin music ensembles, SENSACIO library. Packed onto six commercial-quality albums, our clients will find a wide cross-section of both contemporary and traditional Latin music styles, from streetwise hip-hop grooves to sizzling salsa bands, from hot dance tracks to romantic orchestral ballads. Alternate mixes and thirty-second cutdowns are provided for every track.”
The six-CD launch of SENSACIO includes the following releases:
LATIN CLUB (SN1)
Sexy, explosive hot Latin dance styles
LATIN STREET (SN2)
Contemporary Latin hip-hop and street grooves
Traditional regional Mexican styles including norteña, mariachi, banda, cumbia, Tex Mex and more
Hot Latin tropical styles including salsa, merengue, mambo, cha cha, reggae and more
Authentic musical styles from Brazil and Argentina including bossa, samba, batucada, chorinho, tango, carnivalito and more
ROMANTIC BALLADS (SN6)
Contemporary and traditional romantic Latin ballads featuring acoustic guitars, winds and string orchestra
About Jorge Calandrelli:
Sensacion composer Jorge Calandrelli was honored with his second Grammy Award for Conductor on the Classical Crossover album: “Obrigado Brazil,” featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Jorge is a versatile composer, orchestrator and arranger whose credits range from major films such as “The Color Purple” (1985 Oscar nomination for original score), to jazz, classical, and pop recordings. Among his many impressive collaborations are those with Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias, Eddie Daniels, and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Jorge received a second Oscar nomination for Best Original Song of 2000 for “A Love Before Time,” from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
About Byron Brizuela:
This multifaceted producer, songwriter, remixer specializes in the phenomenon known as “Street Music.” Brizuela has remixed for such luminaries as Laura Pausini, Juan Gabriel, Marco Antonio Solis, Paulina Rubio, Olga Tañon, NEK, Alejandro Sanz, A.B. Quintanilla, Los Temerarios, Marta Sanchez, Alexandre Pires, Limite, Chichi Peralta, among many others. Brizuela’s music has been heard extensively on CBS, HBO, Showtime, Telemundo, Televisa, ECO, CNN, & BET, and he has scored numerous national TV spots for such companies as Coca-Cola, Nike, Pepsi, Nissan, Aero Mexico, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Pacific Bell and Proctor & Gamble. Whether it be hip-hop, Latin soul or electronica, Brizuela’s signature sound resonates throughout the world as he creates musical hybrids crafted for international mass appeal.
About Megatrax Music:
Since its founding in l991, Megatrax Production Music has provided original music for tens of thousands of on-air promos, theatrical trailers, commercials, and multimedia productions. Among the company's impressive client roster are ABC, CBS, WB Network, FOX Network, UPN, MGM, Walt Disney Pictures, Universal Feature Trailers, Warner Bros. Television, HBO, Playboy, Dick Clark Productions, MSNBC, Hallmark Entertainment, and hundreds of others.
The Megatrax library has been used extensively for years by NBC Productions for source cues and background music within numerous comedies, dramas and MOWs, as well as for the NBC Network itself. Megatrax has also recently provided music to a number of hit television shows, including “American Idol 2,” “The Shield,” “ER,” “Friends,” “Oz,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” and “The Sopranos,” to hit DVD titles including “Bourne Identity” and “Red Dragon,” and to such feature films as “Jackass: The Movie,” “Adaptation,” and “Monsters, Inc.,” to name some.
The Megatrax library offers over 150 CDs of original music designed for film, broadcast, advertising, and multimedia projects. The company also provides custom scoring services, and maintains state-of-the-art, digital recording studios, capable of hosting a wide variety of live ensembles. Visit www.megatrax.com.
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