Recently I shot Los Master Plus featured on VICE Colombia. In case you're not familiar with this dynamic duo, look out because your world is about to change (for the better). I met these guys through my husband, music producer and DJ G-Flux. (see Ritmo Universal, it's hot). The first time I saw them perform live was last year at Tropicalia in Washington, D.C.. And, I've been hooked ever since. The kings of cumbiatronica with a norteña twist, this suave duo brings pulsating beats and infectious rhythms to Latin alternative music. Not to mention their high energy performance and on stage charisma and style. So brace yourself America, they return Stateside this spring. To purchase music, swag or tickets to upcoming performances visit their website. Their videos are pretty rad too. My favorite: Suave Leve, check it out.
Where are you from and what brings you to Washington, D.C.?
We are from Guadalajara, México and we come to D.C. kind of regularly to play shows. We love to come here because while D.C. is not really a big latino city with a huge audience for our stuff, we have been building a fanbase since the folks at Tropicalia first took the chance of having us play there.
What do you love about D.C.?
We love the fact that the crowd at our shows is a mixture of Americans and Latinos, both fans and people that are curious about our show. In general it's usually very fun people.
Do you have a favorite venue to perform in DC?
We have been many times at Tropicalia and we like it since it was the first D.C. venue to have us. It's located in a really cool part of town were we can have some chili dogs afterwards!
What makes you happy?
What makes us happy is the fact that we can make a living out of doing the music we love and that we can make people happy when they dance with us at the gigs. Also we get to travel a lot (and get paid!) which is like a dream come true.
What are you working on right now?
We are getting ready to release our very first studio album which will include 12 tracks and will feature people we admire from the latin alternative scene (Camilo Lara, Caloncho, Gil Cerezo from Kinky). It is mostly original stuff that we are eager for people to listen to. We put so much effort into this album since we are producing it independently. It's been almost 3 years of hard work and we're very excited! It will be dropping around april.
What music are you currently listing to in the studio?
We love to listen to a lot of different stuff from all over. Currently listening to funky african stuff. We were introduced to William Onyeabor by a friend of us in D.C. (shout out to Brian Liu!) and we love it. We were just in Colombia so we got to listen to some pretty cool stuff from colombian genres, champeta and ballenato. We're always updating our music collection.
Who would you like to meet in person sometime while you’re in the States?
In every trip we make we're always talking about how this will be the time we meet Charlie Sheen and get to party with him (hehehe). Los Tigres del Norte live in the states so we'd love to meet them as well.
Is Miguelito Chamoy addictive?
Miguelito is very addictive and is a part of every child's life in Mexico. We find it funny that people from around the world can't understand why kids love spicy hot candy, but especially how can their parents let them have it!