Chicago-based, ¡ESSO! (El Sonido Sonic Octopus) performs funky Afro-Latin and roots rock inspired dance music. The ethnically diverse crew of musicians establish driving polyrhythmic grooves, combining twang guitar, thumping bass, with the strength of brass horns, group singing, and urban poetry all in an eclectic mix of raw energetic sounds. All members bring a vital contribution to the band's unique "afrojam funkbeat" style. Inspired by Chicago's soulful blues, jazzy house, and global fusion heavyweights, the group deliver their performances with purpose and verve; unifying listeners through music, dance, and collaborative energy.