(Miami, FL) – Taking inspiration from his Mexican roots, Los Angeles-born multi-platinum award winning producer, Deorro, has created a body of work so unique and true to essence with the release of his long-awaited sophomore album, ORRO. Fusing together Latin influences with his background in EDM, this new phase of Deorro arrives just in time to celebrate all summer long.
Intentionally crafted to rekindle his heritage, the project breaks past creative barriers as Deorro makes a meticulous decision to create something that further solidifies his versatility as an artist – taking listeners on a holographic journey throughout the many phases of his new album. A play of references, the significance of ORRO is evident in its ties to his producer alias and his given name, Erick Orrosquieta. It also draws inspiration from his childhood through various motifs like lotería cards, piñatas, Mexican candies, family gatherings, and subtle hues of gold, or “oro”, throughout the album’s creative space.
“ORRO is all about rediscovering my love for music. For a while, I thought I was going to quit and buy a taco truck. To fall back in love with music, I had to focus on who I really am and where I come from. That helped me dig into my Latin roots and made the process fun again. It’s as if I was given a whole new canvas to create, especially with the doors that have opened now that Latin music has gone worldwide. It’s a whole new path that I’ve taken, but this album is a true reflection of who I am and all that I love,” shared Deorro. “My dad was a DJ for many years and from a young age I would observe these family parties, whether they were quinceñeras, weddings, and even funerals. I got to see family and friends come together for every conceivable occasion. Some family’s like mariachi, some like Banda, other families like Norteño music. The idea of this album was to cross all of those genre barriers while also bringing them into the world of dance,” he adds.
This explosive 19-track album features 18 powerful collaborators that come together to breathe life into Deorro’s vision for ORRO. Included are the 8 successful tracks that were released prior to the album such as “Yo Las Pongo” with Los Tucanes de Tijuana and Maffio, “Napoleona” alongside iamchino and Elvis Crespo, “Ponte Pa Mi’ with Jon Z, “Rumba” with Jeon, “Se Vuelve Loca” alongside Gente De Zona, “Si Tu No Estas Aqui” with LUA, “Me Siento Bien” with KURA and Alex Rose, and more recently, “La Cita” which saw him joining forces with Latin star and former member of Fifth Harmony, Ally Brooke.
About the collaborations, Deorro comments, “Many of the collabs I have on this album are people I was aiming for. I studied all of their music deeply and it was something that ended up being years in the making. It was absolutely all worth it to work with some of the people I have such an admiration for. There are people who I’ve been listening to and have immense respect for like Tucanes and Ángeles Azules, but also these newer artists that have incredible talent. It’s truly the culmination of everything that inspires me to make music.”
To breathe life into his vision for the project, Deorro teamed up with Puerto Rican singer-songwriting duo, Gigolo & La Exce, in the album’s focus track, “Adicto.” The song categorizes as a more upbeat and nostalgic production, diving into a retro-funk fused with the hypnotic and signature voices of Gigolo & La Exce. “Adicto” establishes the blueprint for what is to come – inviting listeners into the world of ORRO. Additionally, within the solid tracklist, ORRO sees Deorro indulge in club ready tracks with “Mami,” a rework of the high-energy “Ponte Pa Mi,” and teaming up with Puerto Rican urban artist, Brray, for the trap-infused “Mirame.” His more vulnerable and raw sides are found in the evocative “Solo Dimelo” and “Number 1” with Dylan Fuentes.
In honoring the traditional sounds of his heritage, he brings on Peruvian reggaeton singer Young Eiby for Mexican-cumbia record “Que Es Eso,” and Dominican group, Fulanito, for the party packed “Fuego.” Concluding his special body of work is the album’s final tracks, “Dime” and “Ayer.” “Dime” sees Deorro uniting with Cumbia legends, Los Angeles Azules, and Lauri Garcia – putting his heart on the line as a story of a pleading love unfolds. Presenting a more unfiltered and sentimental wordplay, Los Angeles Azules sing, “Dime si me quieres, dime si lo sientes // Podemos amarnos haciendo diferente // Tienes que saberlo, todo lo que siento // No puedo esconder lo mucho que te quiero (Tell me if you love me, tell me if you feel it // We can love eachother being different // You need to know, everything I feel // I can’t hide how much I love you). In the album’s closing track, “Ayer,” we find a more subtle and surreal melody, meshed perfectly with the song’s melodic lyrics.
To inaugurate the arrival of ORRO, Deorro is set to perform tomorrow at the prestigious Hollywood Palladium. This September, he will kick off his US Bus tour, “Tour De ORRO,” which will make stops in over 35 cities across the United States. He is underway on the 63 date World Tour since his performance at EDC Las Vegas.
Deorro has proven his immense success in both genres – bringing a culmination of his Mexican heritage and his production background in Dance to the forefront. With ORRO, the influential artist proposes an album that is meticulously curated, with his natural approach to the production and his mission to pay homage to his roots. From some of the most eclectic Latin artists around the globe featured to the music’s individual and collective compositions, ORRO is a force to be reckoned with and is desirable to a wide scope of listeners.