URGONAUTS is a ska and rocksteady union from the hills of Emilia-Romagna. Jamaican music-obsessed, with leeperryan arrogance and surf guitars, Urgonauts have the same enthusiasm of an orchestra in which every member is a singer. Attending their concerts is like a trip starting from steady atmospheres of Kingston in the 60s to Caribbean Ska bands. This trip throws back the echoes of London ghettos, together with coarse voices in patois and Romagna dialect.
In 2015 they introduce Kombat Demo #100 and next year Kombat EP #101, both of them registered and mixed in Punto Sound Studio (Cesena).
Their first LP “CESENEGAL” is expected to debut in May 2018, with a concert tour in Italy and abroad sponsored by MakakoBlaster. Produced by Puntosound Studio, the record ranges from Jamaican sound to Romagna folk, passing through Cumbia and Romagna ballroom. On tour from May 2018.
Here a summary of Cesenegal:
“Urgone Valleys is a country area out of the spotlight of Italian and International music scenes. Cesenegal, the debut album of Urgonauts, was born from this state of mind: looking towards the Caribbean with its feet firmly planted Romagna. D.i.Y. like farmer’s wine”