Panteón Rococó conquering new horizons in 2017. SXSW, Argentina & Skanking Reggae Fest
With a career spanning more than 20 years, Panteón Rococó, is without doubt an eminent band of the Latin Ska movement and presently one of the biggest drawing acts hailing from Mexico. The 11 piece group is preparing to kick off 2017 with recently announced events that include a first time performance at the Cosquín Rock Festival of Córdoba, Argentina, their return to Los Angeles to headline once again the Skanking Reggae Fest, and their anticipated debut at the SXSW International Music Festival in Austin for two important performances.
The group, which began its career in 1995 in the midst of the Zapatista movement in Mexico and from its roots embraced a social and activist consciousness, began the year by accepting the invitation of SXSW to deliver 2 concerts and to attend several promotional events in Austin, Texas. Panteón Rococós first performance is scheduled at the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake, a free event open to the public co-headlining with Residente from band Calle 13 and other surprise artist on Thursday, March 16. The bands second show will be presented by Kichink On at the Parish, on Friday, March 17.
2016 was a significant year for Panteón Rococó as they continued their trek in celebrating a career of two decades by delivering critically acclaimed performances at big arenas and music festivals throughout Mexico. It was the year they released their 8th album "XX Years", a CD/DVD (Sony Music) recorded live at the sold out 20th Anniversary Concert at the CDMX Arena in front of more than 23,000 attendees. Within weeks of its launch the album achieved Gold status for its sales in Mexico.
The same year also saw the band break new ground with their live performances; their first ever Canadian Tour met with commercial and critical success, summer 2016 saw them returning to Europe for a long tour, and they ended 2016 with a sold out show in Mexico Citys Palacio de los Deportes with 25,000 attendees, showing once more their ability to attract large crowds to their concerts.
Building on the strengths of 2016, Panteón Rococó kicks off 2017 with an eye towards new paths and new goals. Currently the group taking time in the studio to compose what will be their new album, with scheduled breaks to perform selected live shows starting in February. Featured among their highlighted shows is the aforementioned Cosquín Guadalajara Festival (Saturday 18) where they will share headliner credits with Caifanes and Café Tacvba, followed by the Cosquín Festival in Argentina (February 26), a massive concert en Querétaro (March 4), the Skanking Reggae Festival as headliners (March 11, the SXSW performances (March 16 & 17), their return to Cancun (March 24), and a show in Cuautitlán Izcalli in State of Mexico (April 1). Other dates to shortly be announced. The Panteón Rococó Europe tour is confirmed for July and the U.S. Tour is to be announced for the second half of the year. For more tour dates and upcoming shows enter here.
1999: A la Izquierda de la Tierra
2002: Compañeros Musicales
2004: Tres Veces Tres
2005: Un Panteón muy vivo (Live)
2007: Panteón Rococó
2010: Ejército de Paz
2012: Ni Carne Ni Pescado
2016: XX Years (Live - CD/DV
Ceci Bastida s new video premieres on People en Espanol
Ceci Bastida premiered her dreamy video for "Un Sueño" via People en Español. The video and song are inspired by the disappearance of 43 Mexican students more than two years ago and expresses the significance of hope during trying times. With footage from womens marches all around the world, the video reminds us that we need to be united more now than ever.
The single comes from her most recent album, Sueño, where Bastida collaborated with a slew of artists from around the world, including Mexrrissey bandmate Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound), emerging Chilean rapper Mariel Mariel, and South African musician and producer Spoek Mathambo, on subjects ranging from social justice, feminism, love, empowerment, and heartbreak. Her songs have been featured on NPR, The Fader, CNN, and Rolling Stone among many others. The track is also an official selection of EA Games FIFA 17 and rode to the top of the iTunes charts.
The EP is available digitally and on 10-inch vinyl wherever music is sold.
The International Fair of Professional Music (FIMPRO) has returned with its fourth edition and has begun its search for music proposals to be part of their showcases.
This is your opportunity to present your project to leaders of the music industry
The International Fair of Professional Music (FIMPRO) has returned with its fourth edition and has begun its search for music proposals to be part of their showcases. The winners will be selected by a jury made up of important specialists and agents in the music industry.
Through the showcases the artists will have the opportunity to present their musical proposal to the public and to be a focus point of the business network presently in the music industry at FIMPRO; as well as to create a positive impact in front of professionals, programmers and directors of festivals, forums and other venues dedicated to exhibit music.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Independent artists of any musical genre originating from any American country, who have local media buzz, with the capability to receive commercial proposals at a national and international level and with a defined work structure focusing on their musical project that includes an EP or LP (physical or digital).
February 7 to March 7, 2017
Check out our bases and register on our website: www.fimguadalajara.mx
LAMC Registration Now Open
“LAMC is to Latin Alternative the way the Sundance Film Festival is to indie movies.” - The New York Times
Featuring leading artists as well as many of the music industrys most prominent decision-makers, the 18th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is back for another year in 2017.
Join entrepreneurs, musicians, DJs, journalists, marketers, managers, programmers, and all kinds of music lovers in New York City to celebrate LAMCs 18th year!
The LAMC will take place at the Stewart Hotel (7th Ave. and 31st St.). Discounted hotel rates are available until they sell out - which they always do.
Registration is now open. Thanks to our sponsors, its discounted yet once again at only $99 for a limited time.
There are various LAMC videos online, but check out this recap video to remind yourself why you should be there! https://vimeo.com/107499998
Among the events planned for LAMC 2017 are free concerts across New York as well as industry panels, Q&As with special guests, engaging stands, meeting areas, and much more!
Panels and concert information will be announced in the coming months. The LAMC does sell out, so please sign up early and take advantage of the discounted registration.
Support change, music, art, and culture. Support the LAMC.
Nacional Records Releases New Streaming Album Series: Esenciales
Nacional Records has released a new series of streaming compilation albums titled "Esenciales." Listeners will be able to stream Nacional music selected specifically for a mood or an occasion.
These curated albums are filled with Nacional Recordss wide array of incredible music from across the oceans and sometimes down the block. The series starts with Colombia, Chile, and Dinner Music. This series is for music lovers and Nacional fans alike and will facilitate the discovery of more new music.
The Esenciales series is only available via streaming, but songs from each album and artist are available wherever and however you consume music.
For more information and tracks for review or radio airplay, please contact Lizbeth Gutierrez (email@example.com) at Nacional Records.
La Vida Bohème s new video premieres on Billboard
Two-time Latin GRAMMY winners La Vida Bohème have released a visual introduction to their new album La Lucha on Billboard.
Filmed in La Vida Bohèmes native Venezuela by Johan Verhook, the short film starts with an introduction from former Uruguayan President José Mujica and features a cast and crew made up of Santa Fe de Sucre locals.
It was an almost year-long journey between Mexico City and Puerto Rico to record the album, which was recorded and produced by Eduardo Cabra (Visitante from Calle 13) and La Vida Bohème. La Lucha is the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed Será, rounding an aptly titled trilogy, "Nuestra La Lucha" (Ours will be the struggle).
You can pre-order the album anywhere music is sold, which will include an immediate download of "Você."
Elastic Bond could be described as the type of retro-futuristic combination of folkloric rhythms and electronic beats that are mixed with sultry female vocals. Their music is based on well-crafted pop songs and catchy melodies with a unique style of urban funk, eliciting smooth Miami vibes.
Miami darlings, Elastic Bond, premiered their new single "Honey Bun" from the album of the same name on Univision. The single was produced by Grammy-nominated and label mate Adrian Quesada from The Echocentrics. Honey Bun is now available for pre-order through iTunes and Amazon. Fans will get a taste of the release with an immediate download of "Honey Bun" when pre-ordering. The single can also be streamed here.
he album will be available February 17th on CD, vinyl, and digitally wherever you consume music
Systema Solar s new album out today!
Rumbo a Tierra is a protest album that never lets its innovation stand in the way of its forcefulness...Systema Solar is set to kick 2017 off right. NPR
Their records are an amalgamate of Afro-Caribbean and Colombian folk, stirred in with hip-hop and electronic beats. KCRW
Systema Solars newest US release, Rumbo a Tierra, debuted at #1 on the iTunes charts today! The album is out now on CD and digitally wherever you consume music. It debuted exclusively through NPRs First Listen. Their single Rumbera,which The New York Times called, exuberant and ingenious, premiered its video on Billboard. The song debuted as a Hot Track on iTunes and was also #1 on the iTunes charts upon release.
Sergio Echenique debuta 91
Following on the footsteps of the release of his single Quiero Conocerte at the end of 2016, Dominican born and based singer/songwriter Sergio Echenique releases his first solo EP titled "91" this coming January 20th. "91" is comprised of seven tracks, plus an additional bonus track, each of which demonstrates Sergios versatility and fusions of Latin Pop with R&B and Urban rhythms without regard for language.
The EP is titled "91" in honor of the birth year of Echenique and adds to what has already been a very busy time for this up and coming artist. Since the release of the first single of the EP in late October, Echenique embarked on an extensive promotional campaign in the US and his native Dominican Republic while putting the final touches on "91". Sergios objective with this EP is to give music enthusiast something fresh and organic with each track, natural to the way they were born and eventually brought to life. Songs like "Quiero Conocerte" and "Ahora Si" represent the more Urban side of Sergio, while "Vagabundo", "Rutina", "Selfish", "Dejate Querer" and "Married to the Game" reflect his R&B influences, ones that epitomize the essence of this young singer/songwriters influences. While the bonus track "Meloruina" brings out his restlessness, his way of saying there is so much more to come... "This track denotes my Latin influences, especially in the way I apply them to my arrangements" states Echenique.
Additionally, Sergio has been confirmed as a performer for this upcoming edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas in March and will embark on a new promotional tour in the US, Puerto Rico and his native Dominican Republic in support of the launch of the EP, which will also include a series of intimate performances in each market. Stay tuned for dates to be announced shortly.