Lovers Rock | Friday 29th April 2022 | Nicky

Jorge Montiel is one of the founding partners of the Electropical series with Juan Laya, and the production chiefs behind Imagenes Recordings. Their latest release is the Atjazz Remixes of ’Amazonas Secret Kingdom’ is due out on April 29th.


Having released almost 120 releases on the label over the last decade, Juan & Jorge impressive musical projects include collabs with UK soul icons, Omar and Andre Espeut, as well as side projects including Boogie Magic and The Boogie Man. Building their reputation on classic cuts such as ‘All Around The World’, ‘Everlasting Love’ & ‘Sunshine’, their A-List supporters include Radio 1’s Pete Tong, BBC 6’s Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles’ as well as Jazz FM. Their Latin-infused grooves can be found on best-selling compilations including 2020’s ‘Cafe Del Mar’ edition, Defected Records, Expansions and Universal with esteemed producers John Morales, Joey Negro, Dimitri From Paris, Jose Padilla and Opolopo delivering wonderful remixes.


One of London’s most effusive champions of Latin music Jorge Montiel is Resident DJ at El Pastor, Soho 23rd April & 29th in Kings Cross; Resident DJ on Thursdays at the Latin Lounge at Annabel’s club in Mayfair and is a longstanding Resident DJ of the Barrio bars, playing on April 16th in Brixton; 15th in Soho and Shoreditch on the 28th. 


Check out Jorge’s Amazonas Playlist for sublime Latin fusion vibes.


‘Tchori Tchori’ Joutro Mundo Remix) - Marlui Miranda 

Subtle but sweet retouch from Joutro Mundo on this jam from Maruli Miranda


‘Amazonas Secret Kingdom’ Atjazz Remix - Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel

Awesome job here from Atjazz touching quite deep into the Ethnic-Electronica fusion, yet keeping a colourful and spiritual feel.


‘Tambo’ - Ghetto Kumbe

Quite a conceptual yet accessible track, nice balance.


‘Fruta Fresca’ Pete Herbert Remix

Lovely Balearic take of the Colombian classic.


‘Kalimba Vibrations’ Oyobi Remix

Love the vocoder reprocessing on the vocal…the whole rework is so groovy.


‘Mamasota (Manybeat):

Massive party track, pure Latin deepness.


‘Todo Mundo Tem Amor’ Aroop Roy Rework:

Aroop's vibe into an Acid direction, love it!


‘Rio Branco’ - Nicolas Cruz

Andean minimalist feel, amazing track and album.


‘Ay Que Sera Del Sol’ - Rodrigo Gallardo

Great slow motion nomadic vibes


‘Orinoc - El Buho & Barrio Lindo

Colourful sounds and slow-motion vibes.



The Atjazz Remixes of ’Amazonas Secret Kingdom’ by Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel are released on April 29th. More info at:

Insta: @imagenes_recordings