SHIFT - Bad Hombre Vol. II is the sequel to Antonio Sánchez' 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bad Hombre. Sánchez is joined by a who's-who of collaborators for the new project, including some of his favorite singers and songwriters, whom he gathered to break down and then reshape material together.
For support, he enlisted the help of his alter-ego "Bad Hombre” to record all the instruments single-handedly. At the same time, he used his composer, producer, and percussionist talents to move the songs into new territories without altering their respective essences.The result is a wonderfully cultivated circle attended by Dave Matthews & Pat Metheny, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Meshell Ndegeocello, Lila Downs, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kimbra, Ana Tijoux, Becca Stevens, Silvana Estrada, MARO, Thana Alexa & SONICA with their own well-known pieces - or with fresh ideas from Sánchez in collaboration. Creative spaces emerged that seemed familiar and new at the same time - like rediscovered places to explore together, musically.