What's up gente!? We just got back from appearing on Radio Bilingue's Todo a Pulmon! We played with Mariachi Sol de Oro! Maracas and guiro and shit. It was cool. So we're like mariachi now, no big deal.
And with that, lets talk about some DJ's son! We got three dudes that know how to rock the ones and twos! First up, Fresno R&B experimentalist, SAHAB!
Known primarily for his genre defying indie R&B, Sahab has lately been dabbling in pure DJ synth manipulation. He's also for the most part forgone performing live, preferring instead to broadcast sets via Facebook Live from the comfort of his mysterious lair. Though unusual, the move has given Sahab the freedom to experiment and improvise in an environment free from the constraints of the stage. The results are fascinating, revealing a unique figure in the Central Valley scene. Sahab's performance at Spanspek will be one of the few occasions you can see the dude do his thing live. Rest assured that it will be like nothing you've ever heard before.
You can find more info on Sahab on his treasure trove of a website
Longtime Valley hip hop fiends are likely to know the musical stylings of DJ/producer K. PIZZLE. The talented producer quietly works in the background providing beats for a who's who of Fresno rappers, including Otis Reed, MC Wicks, and Spanspek favorite General Populus, among many others. The guys in the No all know what the general public does not; that K. Pizzle is your go to guy for playful, steady rockin' beats. Expect more of the same at KP's Spanspek DJ set, which you should make sure not to miss cause this guy doesn't perform live too often either!
For more info on K. Pizzle, visit his Soundcloud
, and Facebook
And last but not least, a Cutler-Orosi legend, the hardest working campesino in show businesses, el pinche JALINCHE. Real name Edward Moreno, he was given his nickname because the guy would constantly be working ("jale" meaning job in Spanish). Or at least that's what I was told, who knows really. But damn it the name feels right, especially given the year Moreno has had. In the span of five months, Jalinche has released four beat tapes. Dubbed Taco Loops, the tapes mix hip hop, 90's norteno, jazz samples, and general weirdness, into one tasty meal. We're glad to welcome Jalinche back to the place he use to call home.
For more on Jalinche, visit his Bandcamp
, or Facebook
Thanks for reading! As always, for more information on the upcoming Spanspek Music and Arts Festival (happening this Saturday in Orosi!) please visit our Events page
, or check out our Facebook event page
. We'll see you tomorrow with a big ol' posts about all the participating visual artists! And then we'll see you Saturday for the big show!