Thursday, November 15, 2007
Artist of the Day/Artista del Dia: Pacha Massive
Very few bands play their first gig at Madison Square Garden, but Pacha Massive did just that when they opened for the hit Colombian band, Aterciopelados, in 2004. The band officially debuted as MTV Tr3s's first "Discubre y Download" (Discover and Download) artist with their single "Don't Let Go." After taking part in this summer's Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) where they won battle of the bands, Pacha caught the eye of indie Latin label,Nacional Records, who released their first album, All Good Things.
The Bronx duo who make up the core of Pacha Massive (from Pachamama - Mother Earth), Dominican-born DJ Nova (keys/guitar) and Colombiana Maya (writer/bass), play a unique mix of palo, cumbia, son, and reggae with relaxed, yet impressive guitar and drum-and-bass sequences that have made them a "New York club favorite."
The New York Press says, "After three songs, you'll either be humping or dancing. Or both."
For more info on Pacha, visit their official myspace page.