Panamanian duo Los Rakas & Mexican electronic dance trio, 3BallMTY.A groundbreaking tour, this is the first time in the mainstream Honda tour’s 13 year history to have Latin acts on the road, plus dj rAt of Maracuyeah is repping in the opening set! What we love is that both groups have found ways to navigate the industry after blowing up, and still keep making music they love.
Some quick trivia on Los Rakas:
-VH1 just named them “Top 15 Latino Artist You Should Know Before The Latin Grammys“
-Debut album – “El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo” reached #1 on iTunes Latin Urban chart
-Along with their debut album, Los Rakas released a powerful, ground-breaking and cinematic 3-part music video series about the immigrant experience in America based off their experience growing up in Oakland. Watch the videos here: Mi Pais (My Country) http://youtu.be/iQ7UaPTQSts, Sueño Americano (American Dream) http://youtu.be/q3M-wri0HZg, Chica de Mi Corazon (Woman of My Heart) – http://youtu.be/zElmm3dreVY
-National Converse sneaker ambassadors featured in 2014 ad campaign (Check it out in Stereogum)
-Recently collaborated on Blondie‘s “Ghost of Download” album (“...of the most striking and unexpected tracks on the record.” – Rolling Stone)
Some quick trivia on 3ballMTY
- Made up of Sheeqo Beat, dj Otto and Erick Rincon, be sure to check out their individual productions and remixes. Each has great work! Erick’s #FutureTribal EP hits Friday!Ch
- They are credited with the revival / reinvention of Mexican electronic 3ball music.
Chris Richards of the Washington Post
Says: “this music is rooted in rhythmic dialogue — futuristic thumps and ancient shuffles speaking to one another across borders and centuries.
- Their 2012 hit Intentalo hit #1 on the Billboard Latin Songs, and is still a dancefloor hit today
- Our favorite article? Read this by DJ Rupture! http://www.negrophonic.com/2011/3ball-mty-try-it-the-video/ and check out the Fader link with our other favorite article!
Since its Thursday, here are some throwback momentos with both of these great acts!
Maracuyeah show Valentines Day 2013 FEATURING LOS RAKAS!
Our first 3BallMTY Show and Interview Dec 2011