Covering one of the all-time biggest salsa standards can be a risky move for a rock band. “Aguanile” has been covered multiple times already and you know salsa purists are always gonna claim that the original by Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe is a sacred untouchable.
Kansas City’s Making Movies were probably aware of these risks and still decided to record their version, which they usually include in their live repertoires as a crowd-pleaser. To make sure no orthodox salsero gets offended, they kept things very respectful of the original form and they even recorded it in analog tape, without the intermediation of Pro Tools or any other modern recording software. So it even has that vintage feel of the original, even though it was recorded last month.
With this video, Making Movies are also celebrating their fifth year together as a band and the release coincides with their current mid-west anniversary mini tour, which includes shows in Chicago, IL (2/7), Des Moines (2/8), and their hometown Kansas City (2/14).
Download Making Movies’ A La Deriva below: