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,…

Ricky Lov kicks off the Living Gypset music series at the Gibson Showcase

A young, high gloss, high-energy  Latino musician and band leader still in high school but with the polish and the confidence of a seasoned musician.  With a full band, backup singers, dancers and video backdrop, Lov puts on a powerful show. He has just released “Hershey” as his first single, which he showcased at the…

Chicano Batman

Four young Angelinos in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul came together in  2008, called themselves Chicano Batman and never looked back. They have released two full-length albums,  played Coachella, and toured with Alabama Shakes and Jack White, among others. They will release their third album,  Freedom Is…

Manlio Celotti: global music executive

Membran Entertainment Group establishes itself as an international force, garnering multiple 2017 Grammy nominations with Jacob Collier Anderson .Paak, Joey Alexander and René Marie. Artists traditionally begin their careers in their home country and then make their way to the rest of the international music scene. Membran, an entertainment and label services company headquartered in Hamburg,…