Los Fabulosos Cadillacs formed in 1985 while stumbling into the dimly lit bars of their native Buenos Aires. Back then, they were just a ska group poised on the crest of a Latin rock revolution still far from shore. But the following year saw the release of their debut album, Bares y Fondas (Bars and Boarding Houses), and the wave broke. With each year that followed and each album released, the band grew and evolved. They formed a unique sound blending rock, jazz, reggae, ska, and traditional Latin sounds. They also collaborated with some heavyweights along the way, including Celia Cruz and Andrés Calamaro. In 1994, they released Vasos Vacios, a compilation of hits and re-recordings featuring two new tracks, "V Centenario" and "Matador." The latter would become undeniably the band's most famous song.
The musicians split in 2002 to pursue solo projects, but the lure of the members' original chemistry proved too strong. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs reunited in 2006 to record a cover of "La Parte de Adelante" for a tribute to Calamaro. This year, Vicentico (vocals), Sr. Flavio (bass), Sergio Rotman (sax), Mario Siperman (keys), Fernando Ricciardi (drums), and Daniel Lozano (trumpet) added to their discography a long-awaited 15th album, titled La Luz del Ritmo.