Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Dax Pacem “La Tumba” (Sociedad Records)


The third installment of Sociedad‘s Dura Series is another perfect representation of the heavy and elite flavors of New York City salsa.

From the signature sound of the band to the backstory of the label they were on, Dax Pacem embodies the golden era of salsa. Their legendary stage battles against everyone from The Brooklyn Sounds to some of the greats from Fania made them a people’s favorite throughout New York City in the 1970s. Their lone recorded output, an extremely scarce and sought after self-titled LP on Amaral Records, has achieved a cult following amongst dedicated collectors and salsa enthusiasts.

With the direct involvement of Dax Pacem member Mr. Nice Guy, Benny Vargas aka The King of Underground Salsa, Sociedad has selected two unbelievable selections to remaster and re-release from that legendary album.

Releases Feb 26th. 2016

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Christian Martir

Christian Martir

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and now residing in New York City, Christian Mártir likens himself to a renaissance man. Over the last 7 years, as founder of the Rice & Beans Sound System, he has played and spread his love for Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms and culture.