Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An ode to New York

I'd like to thank New York City for housing some of Latin Alternative's most recent and veteran acts. Pacha Massive, Si*Se, Yerba Buena, Pistolera, Contramano, Todosantos, Tony Touch, Coheed and Cambria, and Hip Hop Hoodios all call the city that never sleeps home. For many of these bands New York is not just a residence, it's a muse. Drawing from the eclectic mix of cultures and the multilingual nature of la ciudad, New York provides the perfect backdrop for artists on the verge. Though some may consider Los Angeles the center of the scene, for me, New York is Latin Alternative personified.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Josh Norek from Nacional Records (and by evening, the MC for Hip Hop Hoodios) dropping a line to say hola and that I dug this posting. Thanks for the shoutout!

P.S. - pass me your email addy and I'll add you to the Nacional Records and Hip Hop Hoodios update lists.