Text by Alejandro Gómez
It happens all the time in Grabaciones Jamaica, headquarters of En Petit Comité sessions and home of Tamarindo Música enterprise (México, D.F.): a memorable flow of artists generating and making compositions, performances, awesome singers, beautiful girls, an Irish nightingale, a tropical “wanatoz”, photographers, skaters and a mastermind AKA “El Chango”.
photo by jhonkid
Santiago González was born musician and he learned guitar with his mother. He worked making ad campaigns (he’s still doing jingles for commercials) and he came back to his normal state to create Grabaciones Jamaica where the celebrated cicle called En Petit Comité was born. His first version came out with the band Simplifires, with the Irish super-vocalist Dave Francis O´Gorman. “Dave blew my mind, incredible, he fascinated me…”, says Santiago next to Alvaro “Wanatoz” (Tropikal Forever) and more recently Randy Ebright (The “ameri-naco” from Molotov).
“The studio is a tool for the musicians to explode all their potential to the limit without distractions…” affirms. His vision is transparent, without false aspirations and centered on the lost essence inside the beaten musical industry, it’s trying to help the artist. For the staff, this business isn’t an exhausting work but indeed a fresh drink that tastes like Agua de Jamaica, that’s the idea.
The Singer-writer Juan Manuel Torreblanca is a great partner and friend of Grabaciones Jamaica. He says this studio has a unique and genuine style that pushes it from the rest in Mexico City. Jamaica allows to watch and feel the creative process of the musician: Jamaica does what it has to do, understands and helps the artist”, explains Torreblanca.
Grabaciones Jamaica escapes from the conventional rules of sound recording and also from the generic studio decoration; it explores sounds and transform ideas without damaging the essence of the melody and desires of the public. It’s a studio characterized by the warmth of the team work. A positive vibe surrounds the place, an ideal tone to execute your projects with a particular seal. It’s the ideal place to be and be listened.
photos by Grabaciones Jamaica
This recording studio has seen bands like:
Simplifires, Tropikal Forever, Felipe y Los Príncipes del Amor, Los Kitsch, Natalia Lafourcade, Torreblanca, Los Weeds, Los Telecaster (Venezuela), Madame Recamier, Adanowsky, Jóvenes y Sexys (Venezuela) Sabo Romo, and more.