Author Archives: Daniel Oropeza

The boogie Is Back – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Feat. Mikie Blak – Out Now

Following the success of their previous dancefloor stomper “Groove On” which buzzed all the way through the Euro summer, production duo Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel join UK singer Mikie Blak for a brand new collaboration of Neo Boogie and Soulful vibes.

Cutting through different layers, the surface of this release recalls some of the best exponents of the current scene while still digging deep into the source of the original sound.

The Boogie Is Back! and stronger than ever…

Los Charly’s Orchestra Feat Xantone Blacq – All Around The World – Opolopo Remix – Out 20-Nov-15

Los Charly’s Orchestra meet Opolopo on this supersonic journey of Future Soul & Electronic Boogie. The mighty Xantone Blacq delivers his vocal vibe as we cross into a brand new dimension of sound, groove, and spirit…

Let the music speak.

Los Charly’s Orchestra meet Leroy Burgess at the POW – Thurs 26th Nov

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Fifth up and hot in a brand new series of phenomenal live artists, up close and personal at The POW. A rare opportunity to catch these huge stars of soul, funk and acid jazz in an intimate 400 capacity deco dance hall. With great sound, wonderful drinks and a fantastic roof terrace smoking area. These tickets will fly, so get yours quickly before they sell out.

Leroy Burgess (Conversion, Logg, Black Ivory) + Los Charly’s Orchestra come together for a unique all Live and full band tour de force of Disco, Latin, Funk ‘ n ‘ Soul.

Andre Espeut Quintet – This Ain’t How It Ends / Cut Loose (Release date: 1st Oct 2015)

Imagenes Recordings is proud to present the latest dancefloor Jazz groover of Andre Espeut Quinet.

Its been a few years now years since the first two releases of the Quintet, which has had an incredible response from many radio shows in the Uk and overseas, including Craig Charles, Jazz FM, Patrick Forge between others. This follow up continues the story of an endless amalgamation of Jazz & Blues, which keeps swinging through the musical landscape of today after almost six decades of its origins.

This ain’t how it ends:
A mans journey into brighter things as he talks about the challenges of life, with an optimistic outcome. From Ray Charles to Gregory Porter the influences are well rooted here in this song.
Cut loose:
Takes traditional Brazilian styles with finely crafted Jazz compositions and arrangements of Bossa Nova-infused Jazz, perfectly capturing the mood of summer vibes with rich vocals.


Vocals – Andre Espeut
Bass – Matheus Nova & Wun Yen Chan
Drums – Jon Desbruslais & Raphael Dephino
Keys & Organ – Milt Mavrakakis
Piano: Jonathan Idiagbonya
Percussion – Alejandro Martinez & Juan Laya
Horns – Eikel Venegas Hernandes
Sax: Marcelo Andrade

Production – Juan Laya, Jorge Montiel & Andre Espeut.

Record Label: Imagenes Recordings
Format: Vinyl 7” & Digital Download
Release date: 01 Oct 2015 from the usual record stores & digital outlets.

Groove On! Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Feat: Chennez Mckenzie – Release: 18th May

Following the success of their previously released “Boogie Magic EP – You Can Beat it” Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel meet Uk Soul singer: Chennez Mckenzie once again in order top deliver this top notch Boogie groover…

Throwing some typical George Benson licks blended into some Brit Jazz Funk vibes and 80’s Boogie, the tune place itself in quite an exceptional position, rarely found on the current musical scenes.

Closing the package an additional RT909 Lockdown Club Mix tights up the whole release recalling past, present and future from an undefined perspective that explains a message of musical evolution that keep moving in cycles through the times and it’ll never end…

It’s Got To Be Music – Remixed by Trujillo & Dave Allison

Trujillo & Dave Allison join the gang of Imagenes Recordings for another bomb remix operation , delivering two space boogie remixes of the NEO 80’s classic “It’s Got To Be Music” originally cooked by Juan Laya and Jorge Montiel Featuring the mighty singer Andre Espeut in 2012.

Balearic / Balinesque buziness to it’s maximum expression…

Los Charly’s Orchestra – Everlasting Love Remixed By Dave Allison – Release 02-03-15

Everlasting Love is one of the strongest tracks Los Charly’s crew has released over the past 2 years, topping up Traxsource’s Disco chart for a few weeks and radio support of some of the top radio stations, including BBC & Jazz FM in between others.

So now Mr Dave Allison from the infamous Editorial Records, takes a turn with this Dubby / Spaced out Disco remix which get us into the flow for a warmer days to come…

Balearic Disco business…

Papi Chulo – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Feat: Chipy D – Release 19th Jan 2015

“Soy el Papi Chulo, Soy El Papi Chulo from Caracas Capital” is the introductory line of the latest Supa Funky anthem from London-Venezuelan gang lead by Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel who are teaming up this time with Venezuelan rapper Chippy D for a Electro Funk meets Sugar Hill Gang hybrid which promise to warm up the dance floors over the winter times of the northern hemisphere, or rise the heat on the southern side…

To close with a golden ticket Juan & Jorge bring to the team collaborators: POCZ & Grace Ronson for a killer Deep Latin House version which recalls The Miami Sound Machine with a twist of 80’s Synth influences.

Record Label: Imagenes Recordings
Format: Digital Download
Release date: 19th Jan 2015 from all digital outlets.