The Band “Ritmo Peligroso”,goes back to 1978 (The beginning of the Punk Era in Mexico City) when they called themselves “Dangerous Rhythm”, they had a strong British Punk influence, singing mostly in English and very far away from the sound that would end up giving them massive success in the mid 80’s.
Their first single “Electroshock”, was a huge “underground” hit in Mexico and earn them the title of the First Punk Rock Band in Mexico, nobody was doing that kind of music at all.
Over the years, and in a quest to consolidate their own style, the band started to sing in Spanish and to mix Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms, with their hard drive guitars and drums.
Songs like “Marielito” and “La Guerra Acaba”, became hits in the mid 80’s. By 1985 the popularity of the band launched them to another level, in which the “Rock Latino” or “TropiRock” style of “Ritmo Peligroso”, became an influence for many future bands in Mexico, such as “Los de Abajo” or “Cafe Tacuba”. In 1989 their biggest hits: “Dejala Tranquila” and “Contaminado” hit the market with huge success, all over Mexico, Central and South America. As the result of this album, that same year the band toured California (USA), Guatemala and Argentina to mention a few. In 1990 the song “Contaminado” was chosen by the government of Mexico City as the anthem in their campaign to fight
pollution in the Metropolitan Area.
Through the years “Ritmo Peligroso”has shared stages with such acts as: “Tower of Power”, “Fito Paez”, “El Tri”, “Jaguares”,”Carlos Santana”,”El Gran Combo”,”Miguel Rios” “Charly Garcia” and “Julieta Venegas” to mention a few.
Their last recording “Matacandela”, was recorded in 2001, and produced by the very talented Sabo Romo(Bass player for Caifanes and Jaguares ) and co-produced by Piro and Avi Michel, this CD shows the freshness and maturity of a band that never stopped searching for new ways of re-inventing themselves.
The sound of “RITMO PELIGROSO” has no limits, not taking themselves too serious, they are always searching to experiment with new rhythms and sounds, and deliver music that has no day and age. The band is getting ready to record a Live CD/DVD as well as a documentary that focuses on the band’s history.