Out of an NYC Afro Cuban music cocoon, Jose Conde has emerged with a Moog synthesizer, looper, a yamaha vintage organ, electric guitar, Cuban tres, vocal and acoustic beats, and a slew of new free form jams and structured songs in pocket, to launch his new sonic experiment and journey into tropical, electric, eclectic funk. Conde recently relocated back home to Miami and has started a new phase on his musical path. Bravely exploring rhythmic crosscurrents has long been a passion of his and it led him to win the Best Latin Album IMA in 2008 with his Ola Fresca group, In 2011 he released his first solo record (JOSE CONDE self titled) with of funky eclectic world rhythm grooves and it spent 11 weeks in the CMJ world Music Top 5 in North America and won praise for displaying a “trademark whimsy”. Brooklyn based for 15 years and his 3 albums with OLA FRESCA Cuban band, Jose Conde is now based in Miami and currently working on his second solo album which he is co producing with Andrew Yeomanson of the Spam Allstars.
The Sound of Songwriter José Cónde:
Just Jose Conde
José Cónde lives his lyrics. He gets grooves from the names of trees. He leaves melody lines on his own answering machine. He can turn a playful refrain to his dog into a dance anthem. His songs are odes to hot dresses, Brazilian muses, discombobulated elephants, and life-giving springs.
Cónde brings a new focus and maturity to this whimsical world on Jose Conde . He turns highly personal songs into new global grooves and reflective, dynamic ballads.