Henry Cole

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From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

Posted on May 25, 2017

From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

Artist Statement Recording Project 2015-16 SIMPLE One year ago, I had the idea for a record called “Layers.” With nine songs and a story, I had envisioned working on this new record with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (a 30-piece classical orchestra), along with my 13-piece band and Special Guests on vocals and percussion. Then, on a day off in November 2014, I realized that I was thinking...

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Villa Locura Tank Top White!!

Posted on May 16, 2017

Villa Locura Tank Top White!!

Just arrived!. I hope you like them!. *All the earnings of this sale will be destined to the recording and production of  Simple, our new album/documentary. Here is our story board : #hcsimple Visit our...

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Rough Mixes are DONE!

Posted on Sep 16, 2016

Rough Mixes are DONE!

Rough Mixes are DONE!. What an amazing journey this was..incredible. One of the most intense for sure but fun and soulful beyond words. Very simple.. Without the help,trust,passion,mastery,ears, vision,friendship,patience,love and the hang this humans bring at every moment,this journey would have been way too boring,uncreative and flat. I can write a book full of memories. Those shoe-...

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Afro Puertorrican Beats on the Drum Set

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

Afro Puertorrican Beats on the Drum Set

Here is an adaptation of the language from the “Barril” de Bomba to the drum set using Hight & Low pitches = Snare &  Bass Drum. The results are some really funky grooves. I added eight notes on the hi hat.  Towards the end of the video I just improvised around the same theme. I transcribed the part and then adapted to the set. Please check out this great album by Los...

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Henry Cole & Villa Locura enters Electric Lady Studios

Posted on Aug 13, 2015

Henry Cole & Villa Locura enters Electric Lady Studios

I am happy ( more than happy!!!!!) to announce that  a new Afrobeat Collective (now Villa Locura ) record is on the way. I can’t express into words how incredible were the sessions at the Electric Lady but one word we all agreed on .. TRANSFORMATIVE.. The title of the new record -which also is going to be a documentary directed by Kacho Lopez Mari – is      SIMPLE ( Originally...

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