Producer and guitarist Jacob Plasse has united some of his old friends – players from the Daptones, Pedrito Martinez Group and Los Hacheros – to form Peliroja, a New York collective inspired by the sounds of Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Congo.

Produced and co-written by Plasse, Peliroja’s music was recorded live to tape at his studio in Brooklyn, in the spirit of the music he was raised on. The groove to this music is deep, and heard in the way the Daptones’ rhythm section – drummer Homer Steinweiss and bassist Nick Movshon – play off the polyrhythms of Carlos Padron’s timbales and Jhair Salas’ congas, forming a new fusion of old sounds.



CR-003 Peliroja - Injusticia album art Peliroja Injusticia (Album) Chulo Records CR-003 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

P&R45-002 Peliroja - Situaciones album art Peliroja Situaciones(7", Single, Ltd) Peace & Rhythm, Chulo Records P&R45-002 US 2014 Sell This Version