Ale’

Alé (aka Ale’ Gonzales Gomez) is a multifaceted, multi-instrumental singer/songwriter/producer who grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and listened to and played punk, electronica, Latin music, rock – the whole gamut of sound LA is famous for.  He learned how to produce, to assemble a band of outstanding players, and to write…

Cecilia Nöel: a force of nature on screen, on stage and in your earbuds.

Cecilia Nöel is a performer, songwriter, producer, bandleader, mentor, and force of nature.  A Peruvian native who is now an LA institution with her band The Wild Clams,  she has surrounded herself with top LA talent that reflects her passion, flamboyance, and the salsa, soul, jazz, funk, and Afro-Cuban influences in her music. Her most…

DLD brings “Futura” from Mexico to USA

With 6 studio albums and jam-packed concerts in major venues and arenas in Mexico and the US, DLD is one of the most important rock bands in Mexico and are making a splash in the Latin music world in the USA. in early 2017. Founded in 2003 under another name, the band adopted the letters,…

Cesar Castro, pioneer of LA musicafusion

Cambalache (from a Spanish word that means “exchange”) , is a group of musicians from East LA — Cesar Castro, Xochi Flores, Juan Sandoval, and Juan Perez.  The group plays Son Jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, popular on the Gulf Coast, a cultural region shaped by indigenous and African culture, as well as Spanish.  Cambalache promotes traditional…

A.CHAL. Peru and LA equals R&B and hip hop like you have never heard before

Alejandro Chal (better known by his stage name A.CHAL) is a Peruvian R&B and Hip-Hop singer-songwriter and producer.  He was born in Peru and lived there for 4 years before his family moved to Queens, New York. Chal began rapping at age 12 and started making beats with a friend at the Boys & Girls Club soon after. In 2010,  A.CHALmoved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a songwriter and…

Omar Velasco settles into Los Angeles

Omar Velasco is the child of a Chicago Jew turned Huichol Shaman and a Mexican hippie who met at an ashram in Santa Monica.  He started playing music as soon as he can remember but didn’t decide on a music career until he was 18 years old.  He toured with the Band A Fine Frenzy…

Psychedelic funk jazz from San Berdoo : Brainstory

Brainstory is a power trio hailing from the dusty fields of San Bernardino CA. which pairs jazz, psychedelia, and soul to create a unique sound that is a vehicle for musical and spiritual expansion. The band consists of Martin brothers Kevin (guitar, vocals) and Tony (bass, vocals) with Eric Hagstrom on drums. All three were…

Jenny Ball and her trumpet: the secret sauce of Jenny and the Mexicats

Jenny and the Mexicats, mix the rhythms of jazz, rockabilly, folk, flamenco, reggae, country and cumbia into a sound that is high-octane, exciting and completely unique.  Led by Jenny Ball and her trumpet, the Mexicats cross themes, styles, and countries with ease. Their name comes from the Spanish madrileños –  slang for cats, mixing their…

La Chamba. Pure electricity with a psychedelic African beat.

La Chamba is an old school/new sound band based in east Los Angeles that pumps out hard rockin’ psychedelia with Afro-Latin rhythms,  amplifying their reality and that of their audiences Their electrifying blend of music fuses 60’s psychedelic-inspired surf-pop from Peru with Afro-Latin beat energy. Arising from humble beginnings in East and South Central LA,…