Meet Elektro Kumbia: 13 Things To Know About A.B. Quintanilla's New Musical Group

A.B. Quintanilla
Los Dinos performs musical tribute to Selena while performing with Jennifer Lopez onstage at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images

A.B. Quintanilla was proud to announce his new career venture when he signed to DEL Records --- the music label company that is owned by Angel Del Villar (Chiquis Rivera's boyfriend) --- earlier this month. Although fans were unsure of what his move meant, Quintanilla assured that everything he does musically is to keep the Quintanilla dream alive. Something now tells us that part of that dream has to do with Quintanilla's new musical group called Elektro Kumbia

The former founder of Los Kumbia Kings and Kumbia All Starz revealed that his new cumbia group is on the way and ready to take the music industry by storm. DEL Records, according to TVyNovelas, will be in charge of promoting the up-and-coming group and launching their debut album. 

Besides working on the group's production, the former Los Dinos bassist and brother of the late Selena Quintanilla, will serve as producer and composer for other DEL Records artists, such as Luis Coronel, Gerardo Ortiz, Regulo Caro, Banda Culiacancito, Fidel Rueda, Diego & Gabriel, King Lil G, Grupo Fernandez, and many more. 

Elektro Kumbia has yet to make the rounds with a first single, but this is everything we know so far! 

  • The group's name, Elektro Kumbia, represents a new, fresh sound.
  • There are eight members in the group, including A.B. 
  • The other group members are: Nick Banda (keyboard), Ruben Rea (guitar), Zuriel Ramirez (vocals), Alfonso Ramirez (vocals), Ramon Vargas (vocals), Liz Juarez (percussion, vocals), Saul Cisneros (drums) 
  • Two of the vocalists are actually twins from Veracruz, Mexico: Zuriel and Alfonso. 
  • We speculate that the musical project began sometime in 2014.
  • According to A.B., it took two years to prepare the group's first album.
  • In fact, they took their time to create a production of good quality, reports TVyNovelas.
  • The band's official Facebook page was created in November 2015.
  • On December 2015, the band announced that "something is coming."
  • They kicked off 2016 revealing that the album and official photos are ready.
  • They also revealed a music video to premiere in 2016. 
  • They can be found on social media as @ElektroKumbia.
  • The group calls themselves "the next step on the evolution of Kumbia."
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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP