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  • HOTDROP / madrid, spainHotdrop was
  • Joel Derfield


  • Miguel Santolaya


  • David Arribas


  • Camila Monasterio

    Hammond organ, melodica, vocals.

  • Carlos Alonso

    Keyboards, vocals

  • Javier Ochoa

    Lead guitar, vocals.

  • Santiago Mijarra

    Rhythm guitar, vocals.

  • Roberto Martínez

    Sound engineer

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Hotdrop was born in the winter of 2004, in dark rehearsal rooms of Madrid”s suburbs, where the irresistible attraction for jamaican rhythms made these reggae lovers take the same direction. The band grew gradually, thanks to underground jamm sessions, summer recordings and amazing coincidences…Long inspired rehearsal nights did the rest. But the road is long and Hotdrop’s story suffered many encounters and farewells, until it reached the stable musical line up that currently creates its mystic reggae-dub sound. Their first record “Ready”(Lafamille 2007) was the completion of this first hectic period of Hotdrop’s life, 12 original cuts that will delight every reggae lover. Its unique sound is rooted in ruff 70s’ reggae producers like Derrick Harriott, Castro Brown or Dennis Bovell combined with funk and soulful beats, where rhythm and harmonies melt together in a surrounding dub atmosphere. Its original blend of classic and modern musical elements, refreshes spanish reggae scene. Their lyrics, far from stereotypes, are beetween poetry and protest, being a true reflection of the bands dual nature, power and melody, rhythm and softness, and are sung with personality and mellowness by their three main singers. Hotdrop have been busy lately, touring in the main cities of Spain opening for important artists such as Toots Hibbert, Slackers, Baba Toure, Heptones and heating the waves of many reggae radios across the world. Hotdrop is preparing now the tracks of their next album, so stay tuned. They are now presenting their latest record “No barriers”, a vinyl EP full of hypnotic rhythms and special vocal collaborations.