Barcelona-based quintet Stigmato Inc. makes club music of the sophisticated kind, encompassing live instrumentation and computer-generated beats.

Barcelona-based quintet Stigmato Inc. makes club music of the sophisticated kind, encompassing live instrumentation and computer-generated beats. Heavily referencing Afro-Cuban rhythms, Stigmato's five players are not afraid to shift musical gears: a little bit of jazz here, pop-electronic over there, strains of house music throughout. The disco-smacked "Strive to Be Happy" is a classic-sounding soulful club track, while "Begone" recalls the summery sounds of Swing Out Sister. A languid track like "I Can Hang" is the perfect setting for lead singer Danna Leese, whose vocals reside somewhere between those of Billie Holiday and Crystal Waters.—MP