Atlas Finding the perfect beat that resides somewhere in between cumbia and crunk funk, this Mexican quintet whips up a party vibe with an open bar… Atlas Finding the perfect beat that resides somewhere in between cumbia and crunk funk, this Mexican quintet whips up a party vibe with an open bar… 2003-11-18 Kinky World
Music Review

Atlas (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 18, 2003; Lead Performance: Kinky; Genre: World

Finding the perfect beat that resides somewhere in between cumbia and crunk funk, this Mexican quintet whips up a party vibe with an open bar and no curfew. But ''Atlas,'' their second CD, gives Kinky's vacuum-tight sound some breathing room, so the insistent beats are tapped out with real drums, and the lyrics articulate a surreal eroticism (''I've got these airport feelings all over you'') that suggests lots of hang time with ex-tour mates the Flaming Lips. Don't stop till you get enough.

Originally posted Dec 05, 2003 Published in issue #740 Dec 05, 2003 Order article reprints