Los Chamacos have returned with their first new song of 2022 with the radio release of “Chamacos Medley,” a popurri of three tunes featuring the unique style of the iconic Conjunto group.
Roel Joslin of Los Chamacos shared details of the Grammy-winning group’s new music with Tejano Nation. “We were just here in the studio messing around and this is what we came out with,” he said. “It wasn’t something that was planned and that’s the way most things are usually. We don’t plan it, we may have some ideas individually but we come in and put it together as a band and we go from there.”
“Chamacos Medley” features the songs “Te Equivocaste,” “Déjame Partir,” and “Que Bonito Es El Amor” in pure Chamacos style.
“That’s the thing about it, I know a lot of people redo songs and they try to imitate when they first heard it,” added Joslin. “I always say, look we’re not here to imitate another band, we’re here to do it our style. We can put some stuff that they did, arrangements, whatnot, but it’s still Chamacos style.”
Joslin recently stepped away from performing on stage with Los Chamachos to work on projects he’s always wanted to do. “Yeah, I’m pretty much off the stage. I got off the stage so I could start doing some other projects,” he said. “It wasn’t a retirement. A lot of people were saying I retired. I didn’t retire. I’m still in the business.”
Joslin is still producing Los Chamacos and plans to record and play with his father. Ted “T-Rex” Villalobos has replaced him as bajo sexto player for the group.
“Chamacos Medley” from Los Chamacos will be available on all digital music platforms soon, but you can listen to a snippet below.
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