The cinematic thriller La Soga, directed by Joshua Crook, stars Manny Perez as Luisito, a Dominican whose father was murdered when Luisito was a boy. Perez’s character spends most of the movie trying to keep his balance on the slippery slopes of justice and morality. Much of the action in the film takes place in the Dominican Republic, and the soundtrack features music that fits right in with that setting. Despite the connecting thread of ethnic origin, the artists included here represent a pretty wide spectrum of styles. Enerolisa Nunez y El Grupo’s “Los Olivos” is as bare-bones a traditional-sounding tune as you could ask for, consisting entirely of group vocal chants and percussion, while Shino Aguakate’s “Desahogo” mixes merengue with reggaeton for a much more contemporary sound. Over the course of the album, you’ll find everything from the bachata sounds of singer/songwriter Elvis Martinez (“Asi te Amo,” “El Profesor”) to the straight-up hip-hop of Ingco Crew’s intense, in-your-face “Agarrate.” It all adds up to a kind of crash course in the various strains of Dominican music, and even if you never get to see the film, its musical companion piece still has plenty to offer on its own.
Fuente: LimeWire Music Blog