The Nacional Records team is on our way to Las Vegas for the Latin Grammy’s, where we have 5 artists nominated for 8 awards in a wide array of categories. Check us out on twitter @nacionalrecords to follow our adventures and wish us luck!
We’ve got a new release out today from Los Macuanos, a DJ trio from Tijuana who have been generating a ton of buzz for their futuristic fusion of traditional Latin rhythms and modern electronic dance beats.
The group has already been featured at NPR, PRI/BBC’s The World, MTV Iggy and Vice, who described them as the “Mexican Kraftwerk.” They’ve also recently had music featured in Indio Beer ads. Check out this quick album preview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcezr_0AHgk
Los Macuanos belong to a generation of producers that came of age in a violent and rapidly-changing political climate in Tijuana, Mexico. Like many of their contemporaries, their productions echo a once hedonistic lifestyle, taking cues from the rave styles of the era, with elements of minimal techno, dubstep and glitch. Their music has since evolved with a more nuanced, stylistic approach that incorporates live instrumentation and elements of cumbia and norteño.
Los Angeles radio station just premiered an exclusive album stream, which you listen to here: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/ap/ap131118los_macuanos_el_orig
Also, Los Amigos Invisibles’ vocalist Julio Briceño’s new side project Chulius & The Filarmónicos’ ‘Shorts & Sandals’ is now on iTunes and debuts today with an exclusive premiere at Pandora.
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