Los Tetas was a Chilean Funk band, formed in 1995 by four musicians: Pepino (drums), Rulo (bass), C-Funk (Guitar, keyboard and vocals) and Tea Time (scratch and vocals).
The group's first single was "Corazon de Sandia", a summer hit from the first album "Mama Funk" with sixteen songs, released in 1995 under the EMI label. Two years later a second big hit "Cha cha cha" was released as a single, featuring Juan Sativo a rap artist from Chilean band Tiro de Gracia. Also in 1997 another album with fifteen songs, called "La Medicina", was released under the EMI Odeon label. This album is recognized by a lot of Latin artists as one of the best Latin-American funk works ever.
Los Tetas introduced a new member "Tata", who eventually took the place of Pepino on drums, but also made a huge impact on vocals and musical adjustments. With the participation of a lot of artists from local scene, such as Boomer (DJ and Raggamuffin), Zaturno and Juan Sativo from Tiro de Gracia and Anita Tijoux from Makiza, they made a solid and fun album with big influences from James Brown and Parliament funkadelic. Among the songs recorded in this period were "Papi... donde esta el Funk", "Bola Disco", "La Medicina" and "Primavera".
In 1998 after some disagreements within the band, they dissolved, to reunite again in 1999 with a new formation: Tata (drums), Toly Ramirez Jr. (Bass), C-Funk (Guitar, keyboard and vocals) and Tea Time (scratch and vocals). With this band, they made their fourth album, "Independiente" containing ten songs. This album was edited and distributed by CAPITALUX Discos label. It wasn't as big a success as former albums, but they survive in the local scene with a lot of live gigs. They also made the transition to the north and begin to make some contacts to work in Mexico and USA.
In late of 2002 their last album "Tomala!", with 14 songs (including "I like", "Fiesta Funk", "Underground side" and "Sistemas"), made the band to take a huge jump to a lot of countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela and especially Mexico. They also started to perform in the USA. Later they shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers in a concert at the Chilean Estadio Nacional.
In 2004 they dissolved for good, after one of the co-founder members C-Funk, decided to make the transition to a solo career. The remaining artists of the band changed the name to T-Funk and a few months after to FunkAttack, where they were joined by a new guitarist, Pancho Guitarra.
Other pages about Chilean rock music groups
-La Ley (band) -Los Blops -Los Jaivas -Los Prisioneros -Los Tetas -Los Tres -Lucybell -Weichafe
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