Los Amigos Invisibles
Since their first album in 1995, Los Amigos Invisibles have developed a sound based on the “gozadera” – an irresistible fusion of Latin rhythms with fiery funk and lounge music. The band got their first break when David Byrne (Talking Heads) discovered one of their albums by chance in a Manhattan record shop. He immediately called the band up in their native Venezuela and soon after, signed them to his label: Luaka Bop. Byrne opened doors for the band across the globe and Los Amigos Invisibles soon became an international touring machine.
Los Amigos Invisibles moved to New York City from their hometown of Caracas in 2001 and entrenched themselves in the local scene. With their electrifying live show, the group began building a considerable fan-base across the U.S. collaborating with artists such as Louie Vega (Masters At Work), Dimitri From Paris, Natalia Lafourcade, Cachorro López and Jorge Gonzalez, among others. Los Amigos Invisibles were able to establish themselves in the international dance music scene and expand their sound, while raking in Grammy nominations year after year and performing all over the globe as well as on television shows like The Jimmy Kimmel Show.
In the last few years, they have established their own record label – Gozadera Records – and have tightened their hooks and focused their songs, recording their most accessible work yet.
Los Amigos Invisibles have toured in over 60 countries. Their latest release, ‘Commercial,’ was awarded a Latin GRAMMY for “Best Alternative Album”; the band’s fifth-career GRAMMY Nomination. They have recorded six studio albums, one live DVD/CD, have set up a record label and have been in the music business for eighteen years with high hopes to continue doing what they love for years to come.
Xenia Rubinos’ ”Magic Trix is a startling lightning bolt of a record.” - Pitchfork
Things are quickly heating up this summer for Brooklyn-based chanteuse Xenia Rubinos, whose debut album Magic Trix, was reviewed to the tune of a7.8 rating in Pitchfork, and has been featured inBrooklyn Vegan, the Wall Street Journal, AV Club and more.
Her sound is unique, combining sharp keyboards and ambitiously intricate percussion with soaring, Latin-influenced indie pop vocals. Fresh off a headline tour throughout Europe, and wrapping a stateside run as a support act with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Xenia is currently gearing up for Summer dates in support of Magic Trix.
Xenia performs in a 2-piece with herself on the lead vocals and keys, and her master drummer, Marco Buccelli, providing percussion. With no guitars, they manage to create a rich and aggressive sound and put on a very dynamic performance. Her latest offering, Magic Trix, is out now on Ba Da Bing Records.