Stream: Ceci Bastida y Julieta Venegas - "La Sofi" (Rita Indiana Cover) / Fonogramáticos Vol.10



Rita Indiana’s “La Sofi” is a truly special song to both, Rita Indiana’s career and Club Fonograma. Although her fame arrived with “La Hora de Volve,” this is the track that made us fall in love with her. As we mentioned on our review of El Juidero, “it was the start of her colloquialism, the start of the Rita Indiana narrative.” The Dominican star recorded the track a long time ago (in 2005 to be exact); it was somewhat of an experiment, a rough draft of what was to come. This song came before Miti Miti and was embedded into her Casifull project, an electronic-inclined act that was never consolidated. Years passed by, and we came across this deliriously funky song; it had the aesthetics of third-world punk, the charm of Caribbean lo-fi, and an unprecedented voice getting ready for her own revolution. “La Sofi” is our daily struggle to find freedom, a complex study of social behavior, a dance jam, it’s a lot of things.

Virtually unknown, we included “La Sofi” on Fonogramaticos Vol.3, and later declared her as CF’s “Queen of Downloads” after her song surpassed the 250,000 downloads, to this day, the most downloaded track in our site’s history. Overwhelmed by the response, Rita decided to take the necessary steps into the formation of her next project, Rita Indiana y Los Misterios. Between the start of her new project and the release of her album, she sent us five amazing tracks for our compilations, the rest is history.

When we invited Julieta Venegas to participate on the compilation, she said it sounded like a very fun thing to do. In her MySpace, she had included “La Sofi” as one of her favorite songs from 2009, so we didn’t hesitate to ask her if she wanted to do a version for it, she was thrilled about it. Not only did the new mom found the time to do it, she also surprised us with the news that she was teaming up with Ceci Bastida, her sister of many adventures (their “Pobre de Ti” performance is still this year’s peak moment at Vive Latino). By now, we all know the chemistry behind this pair of gorgeous Tijuanenses, but this is their first official collaboration. In fact, the ladies tell us that when they were in High School they tried to make a project together, but only lasted for a month, so this is super romantic.

“La Sofi”, as covered by Ceci Bastida & Julieta Venegas, is one of the peak moments in our new compilation. It’s everything we wanted in a cover, and more. They recorded the song themselves, Ceci in Los Angeles and Julieta in Mexico, the outcome is stunning, a joyful and off-the-hook version that’s got Rita Indiana herself overwhelmed. “Tengo un disco e' Rita Indiana.” This cover will be available for free download next week, as part of Fonogramaticos Vol.10.

26 comments:

  1. this is why I love Latinas!

    amazing

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  2. I <3 ceci, rita, juli, and CF !!

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  3. As a Dominican, I can't help but say that I feel damn proud of the Rita Indiana accomplishments, including this.

    Amazing.

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  4. As with any cover, it's weird at first, very weird.

    After my 5th spin, I can say I love every second of it. All three chicks are aMaZiNg!

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  5. esta de poca madre el tema!!! tiene un ritmo muy contagioso

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  6. GREAT JOB!!
    I've been inlove with Rita since Miti miti.. y escuchar este cover its MINDBLOWIN!!!
    love it! love it! love it!!
    !!

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  7. T R E M E N D O !

    Sets the bar for the next covers... like Ticky said, any cover is weird at first (those that are done right), but this was awesome from beginning to end.

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  8. Joana de Santo DomingoOctober 20, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    que bueno eta!!!!!
    !

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  9. esos muchachos que no dejan poner discos...booooo!

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  10. this got lost in translation ..FAIL

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  11. OMG!!! this is soooooo cool!!!!!

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  12. CasiFull fue un proyecto musical integrado por:
    - Rita Indiana -Voces-
    - Elena Fernández -Instrumentación y coros-
    - Ricardo Fernández - Instrumentación y coros-

    :D

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  13. how can Juli and Ceci be in high school together? aren't they like 10years apart? And who is this La Sofi? so many questions...

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  14. Ta bueno, es raro... Quiebra con la linealidad musical que venía haciendo según escuché yo.
    Dejen poner el disco de Iron Maiden!!!

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  15. me hubiera encantado estar en su salon!!!!

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  16. I remember listening to the original track back in the days and I have to say, this girls made a very good cover.
    It has the same "wasn't me", playfull somewhat innocent and charming feeling with a very nice groove.
    Good for Rita, Julieta and Ceci!

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  17. Julieta, your creativity and vision is moving. Ditto for Rita.

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  18. Found this from NPR iPhone app and immediately wanted it in my music library but I can't figure out how to buy it or download it. Loved it! Now how do I get it? :)

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  19. to Anonymous,

    you can download this song. but you have to download the whole bundle of the 'fonogramaticos vol. 10' see the first thumbnail in the 'most popular' in the top left hand side

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  20. See Deo, you already know how to 'solve' problems before we get to 'em, now, when are you gonna send me an email telling me you do want to be in our staff? we love you.

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  21. Chido, muy chido. Hicieron mucho con poco.

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