The best Bolivian rock bands
In this ranking I present in my opinion the best Bolivian rock bands, but of course I care about your opinion so vote and if you wish, modify the list but whenever you have a mature idea on this topic.
Los Salmones is mainly a rock band, influenced by various subgenres derived from rock and roll, blues and country. However, in the last productions there was a serious approach to folklore in the tropical regions of Bolivia, gaining a space within the circuit and embracing the renewal and fusion of the folkloric musical heritage, where they are better known as the “Children of Buri” . The band was born in 2008 and was changing members until the following conformation of six fixed musicians was established: Miguel Cabruja in Voice and Harmonica; Glenn Vargas Jr on Guitar and Banjo; Jorge Barrenechea on Guitar, Oscar Laprovitola on Bass; Jorge Jordán in Drums and Jherson Silva in percussions. In 2012, after having generated a circuit of bars and full festivals, they released their first album, causing a great impact at the level of critics and the public. That is how that year is called by a good part of the local press as: THE YEAR OF ROCK CRUCEÑO, the band goes beyond the limits of the rock movement to flag itself as a cultural, fashion and identity movement; all this caused by the media coverage, the success of the annual cycle REVOLUTION BURI and the presentation of the first album of the band called HIJOS DEL BURI, released to the public in the municipal stadium of the "Barrio Vieja Machine" before 2,000 people, with the support from other bands, from important institutions and companies. Then, the first video clip came up as reinforcements, worked on the promotional cut "I went from the line" filmed by CABRUJA FILMS with the latest digital cinema equipment. Immediately, sponsors fell, hundreds of comments, notes, followers from all sides and the band continued to produce: a new video clip (Rocanrol del Yesca) is released that opens in January 2013, with the director of Dream Machine a Bolivian producer, finalist of YourFilmFestival of Venice. 2013 continues its tour throughout the country and in the border towns of Brazil, as within the towns of the department of Santa Cruz; They participate in tributes to local composers such as Nicolás Menacho, Godofredo Nuñez and participate in the International Blues Festival, called Festiblues, opening for the legendary VOX DEI. At the end of 2013, they are invited to participate as a promotional band for Andrés Calamaro's concert, being responsible for the after concert where musicians of the artist participated. For 2014, they are invited to participate in the Verbena Fest, being part of the grid next to CALLE 13 of Puerto Rico. They continue their continuous visits to the city of Cochabamba and La Paz, to which is added the first experience in the city of Trinidad. INSOLUBLE and JUMECHI launch two songs in the same period, paying tribute to two fine musicians: the Argentinian blouse Pappo and the folklorist from Cordoba Godofredo Núñez. They participate again in the FESTIBLUES where they have the opportunity to open for Alejandro Medina (Manal), Botafogo and Luis Robinson, at the end of 2014 they appeared at the CASARIO ROCK held in Corumbá, MattoGrosso do Sul (Brazil). They participated in the Intimate Tympanum acoustic show organized by the Simón Patiño Center, from where a live plaque with the Country version of the "Rocanrol del Yesca" came out. Finally they release their third video clip with the single La Isla del Duende.
This band formed by experienced musicians begins at the initiative of Ignacio Cossio (guitar) and Pablo Román (bass) at the beginning of the year 2010, although he has been fermenting for a long time to give result to this sparkling combination. With the maximum of making music seriously, the two musicians begin the search for more members. This is how they invite the original performance of Sambiasi and the skill of Parrilla to join them in what would later be known as Fiesta Cuetillo. As of 2011, the band acquires momentum by being invited to participate in numerous local festivals of great popularity such as Rock Camba, the Young Founders Santa Cruz and the Phoenix Fest. That same year, Fiesta Cuetillo begins to be required in several national stages. La Muela del Diablo (Cbba), one of the most prestigious stages in the country, witnesses the energetic and exciting show of Los Cuetillos for the first time. From then on, Fiesta Cuetillo is everywhere: it takes over the national radio rankings, begins to accumulate nominations for important musical awards and is discovered as a media revelation in television and press. Already in 2013, Fiesta Cuetillo launches its first record label. The Funkymetro is recorded at Vox Pupuli Estudios (Bolivia) and mastered at the iconic Abbey Road Studios (England) and at Phonic Monkey Estudios (Argentina). The presentation of the album is made in the UAGRM Coliseum in an explosive show where more than 800 people come to burst. Los Cuetillos close the year by participating in the Pre Cosquín and seizing the maximum prize over more than 80 national bands. 2014 is painted as the year of Fiesta Cuetillo.
The group began in 1997 when the first 2 members of the band, Bilo and El Juan, got together to form a band, they humbly and naively started with a trout keyboard and acoustic guitar, and neither of them knew ... nothing at all ... of their instruments (they played macanas). Who would say that in one of many attempts at school music festivals, the ridiculousness taken to the extreme came out and the group took its first and most remembered name .. Soap bubbles ... The band began to bear fruit when they arrived to receive more than 10 applause from the public, which made them very proud. Among other names that the band had, we remember the following: Group composition eighth ..B .. (mmhhhmmm) Pendulum (what a shame) Three years after a good time, they decided to take things as they should and look for a new member, the found was a simple and humble boy - already, out of jokes! - a good acquisition (mmmmhhhmmmm) this was the famous Carlos Jherson Burgoa Juarez who then played the keyboard, it was there when Juan did not know what the hell to play, until which was done to the drummer on a good February day, after having tried three other giles. The TOCAYoS began to become known, more and more of their uncles and relatives knew that they had a band (that is, nobody knew them), the band was having several members that gave it some momentum, but many had to leave and others they left. These three changos did not know what to do, Bilo did not know how to sing and sometimes he went to the one who sang, Jherson played just, but he went to 1 of 3 rehearsals, Juan was just learning to grab the drumsticks. Time passed and Bilo still did not sing well, but he was encouraged, Jherson still played just fine, but he was already going to rehearsals, Juan did not know how to play well, but he already knew how to grab the drumsticks, they finally evolved. One day, the very lebudos came up with a festival called ... The 1st Sausage Festival ..., and they could play and from there the band became safer, and they were LoS ToCAYoS. Six months later, after having placed an ad in the conservatory that said: ... we look for a guy who plays the violin like Tacvba ..., I call a guy who said he knew, he went to prove it, and obviously, he knew. This ch'ete was called Gustavo Orihuela, better known as Gustavo Orihuela, whose sheet is Gustavo Orihuela was a very good acquisition of the band. Subsequently the band participated in a contest, where many bands remained in a good position. In December 2002 the production of the band's debut album begins ... Outside of jokes .., produced by Gigio Diaz and LoS ToCAYoS in the studio ..Capella Records .. by Martín Joffre who was co-producer of the album, this album It went on sale in July 2003. After having released the album .. Out of jokes .. The TOCAYoS had very good moments throughout this new story. With topics like: ..The Cain gene .., ..D Here .., ..NTRPONLVPVAA .., ..The Cain clone .., .. You are my life .. and .. Ties .. among others , LoS ToCAYoS got to know each other in the Bolivian musical medium, telling them that they came to play with artists such as Molotov, Aterciopelados and Gustavo Cerati, and in very important stages. After a success of 2003, the band suffered a crisis, moreover, they were on the verge of separation, so it was decided to stop playing together for a while (first half of 2004). After this time, the band rejoined to work on new songs and new concerts, but not with the same success they had last year, ... Until ... the second edition of the festival of sausage, which was held in April of 2005, with a total full of a well-known bowling alley and with a new face of the band. Since then, the band has been working on what would be the second album under study by LoS ToCAYoS: ..Cueztion de eztiloz .., work that lasted until the beginning of 2006 and that had the joint production of LoS ToCAYoS and Martín Joffre . In addition to co-producing the album, Martín was the recording, mixing and mastering engineer. The album ..Cueztion de eztiloz .. contains songs such as: ... Without measure .., .. I will not convince you .. or ..Group 2 .., which mark the return of LoS ToCAYoS to the music scene, with a good I work in the hands and a firmer band on stage, which is why 2006 was a good year for LoS ToCAYoS. In that year LoS ToCAYoS had important presentations both in La Paz, and in the interior (Sucre, Oruro, Cochabamba), among the most refreshing we have the Urban Fest in September, which was in the open-air theater, with Enanitos Verdes and Rata White. In 2007 LoS ToCAYoS were presented at the Anti-Regueton Festival presentation made the open-air theater, and the 3rd Festival of sausage. This same year they are adopted as godchildren by the band m
Ciudad Líquida is a band that was formed in 2000 in La Paz - Bolivia, inspired by the sound that goes from new-wave and post-punk to brit-pop and Indie Rock. You can find all the available material to be downloaded on our Facebook page, you can also watch all the videos on YouTube, Reverb Nation and MySpace. The members are Álvaro Cuevas on guitar, Daniel Prieto on bass, Beto Bedregal on drums and Chilean-born singer Julie Marín. The first album "Ciudad Liquida" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Alvaro "Rabbit" Arce (Ra Beat) and was released in 2005 with a selection of 9 songs of all those that were composed in those years. The first cut was "The days are consumed" that was circling on the radios without repercussions until at the initiative of the Invisible producer the video was made that made known the name of Liquid City. The second cut was "The dust of your eyes" and the third cut and video was "In Me", a song that was used in the documentary "The Night is Young" by Fernando Arispe before the release of the album. The theme “Las Horas” and “Tiempo Fácil” also stood out from this first material. The latter appears in the soundtrack of the movie “Nocturnia” by Bolivian-American director Erik Antoine. The year 2007 comes “Between Light and Shadows” with 7 songs, 4 new tracks and 3 remixes. It was recorded in the Proaudio studio by Gonzalo Gómez and mixed and mastered by Bernarda Villagómez. The first and only cut released was "De cero", which before the dissolution of the band and without an official video, Enrique Prieto decides to make the video as recognition. The version of the theme “Birth” stands out as a tribute to the visionary band Boliviana Wara. The remixes of "The days are consumed" and "The dust of your eyes" were made by Ra Beat and "Perfect Time" by SuperEstar. In 2009, the single “Infinite Heart” comes to light with the songs “Infinite Heart” and “Abriste” recorded, mixed and mastered in the Spyral Muzyk studio by Alejandro Ustarez and with the current training. In 2010, the single “Suplantándome” recorded in the Akustika studio by Rodrigo Alvéstegui and mixed and mastered by Alejandro Ustarez appears, and in 2011 as the preview of the next album the song “Respiro”, also recorded, mixed and mastered in Akustika by Alejandro Ustarez. The songs are composed by the whole band and the lyrics by Julie Marín.
Quirquiña is a Bolivian group of pop rock genre, formed in La Paz towards the end of the year 1998. Alejandro "Negro" de Ugarte and Reynaldo "Gordito" Castañón are the only founders that remain in the band until now. In 2003, Alejandro Delius joined the band and in 2005 Sergio "Teto" from Ugarte and Mateo Caballero joined.
Deszaire is a Bolivian rock band formed in the city of La Paz in 1999. By some young students from the Universidad Mayor de San Ándres, such as Omar Ríos on vocals, Alex Iturralde on bass, Marcelo Aguirre on guitar and Abraham Carillo in the battery. Both acquired a characteristic sound that fuses different genres and musical rhythms, ranging from murga, reggae, Latin and pop. Which is mainly reflected in his first three studio albums that were successful as Mucha Leche (2003), Safe Sex (2004), XXX (2007) and his live electro-acoustic album (2009). With which they obtained a gold record, for more than 5000 copies sold. Deszaire remained in force throughout his artistic career, in which they have been related to other musical bands of Bolivia such as Octavia, Quirquiña, Son Fusión and Atajo. As well as with international groups and artists such as Kumbia Kings, La Factoria, Vilma Palma and Vampiros, Juanes, Vicentico and among others.1 They have made a series of concert tours in different cities of Bolivia, as well as abroad in countries like Chile , Peru, Colombia and the United States. Also where they shared the stages with renowned performers.2 In 2008, they have been nominated for the "Rhythm Son Latino" awards.3 Among their most famous songs are: Crazy, Reggae alone, Ri te vas, All my desires, Poxi love, Sempiterno , Engravings of yesterday, You are, Deszamor, All night, Suicide, Free, Fly, Destroy me, Prisoner and Die of love, musical theme that was reissued and that preaches the Spanish singer Miguel Bosé.
Hate SA is one of the most important metal bands in our country, becoming one of the groups that have the most public notice, in its 16 years of history I published 2 demos and 7 albums and shared the stage with very important international bands such as Rata Blanca (Argentina), Attaque 77 (Argentina), Hammerfall (Sweden) and the Holy Land (Spain), also led festivals throughout the country including the "Illimani Metal Fest", "Juntucha", "Broken Fest", "Rock of the Andes ”among the most prominent, apart from cramming their own concerts. The group was born in early 1993 in La Paz, Bolivia, is founded by Ricardo Larrazabal who invites Vladimir Mendieta and a drummer to form the first lineup of HATE which recorded in 1994 his first demo entitled "Society Without Life". This first demo has a moderate success within the rock circle but the band seeks to establish itself in a stronger way and in December 1994 after several changes in the drummer, Milton Morales enters, and with this alignment fully established in February 1995 he records the second "XXI Century" demo. The year 96 the band is invited to two of the most important rock festivals in Bolivia, Explorock 96 'where the top 10 bands of the music scene of the city of La Paz and the First Festival are presented National Music Underground "Raza", in October of the same year wins first place in a contest of more than 36 bands in his city.In early 1998 he won his second contest called "X-Prerock", in its category and launches to the market their first production on CD "Heart Beat Machine" also participate in the contest "April Fest" with the most renowned bands in their city being again winners of the contest. Ensively the album throughout the country and at the end of 1999 the band performs the last concerts of the "Heart Beat Machine" era that include supporting the Argentine band Rata Blanca before more than 6000 people. For the middle of 2000, the second album "Anagrams" is recorded, which is released to the market in 2001. Hammerfall, the Spanish band Tierra Santa and the Argentine punk band Attaque 77 also participate in concerts. In 2003 the album is released "Republica de Odio" but after 2 presentations of that album Milton Morales is expelled from the band, so HATE immediately starts looking for a new drummer, after a couple of weeks he enters the band Christian Paredes renowned musician of our environment which is considered the best drummer of our country. That year Hate wins for the first time the award for the best metal band “Rock And Bol” for the best metal band organized by Stereo 97 radio. Already with Christian rapist in the band the well-known musician Martin Joffre (Loukass, Tejilha) is hired to record the EP "Dark Angel", the album is released in September 2004, for this album Hate receives 4 nominations in the edition of "Rock And Bol" awards of that year, winning for the second consecutive year the award for best band Metal and Christian Paredes receives the award for best drummer of the year, the promotion of this album even leads them to play in Peru and record their first official live album. In November "Dark Angel" wins as best EP in the third edition of the "Rock And Bol" awards and Hate wins for the third consecutive year as best band in his style. For the year 2006, the first live album “Odio Vivo” goes on sale and the band prepares their new work “Pandemonium” which is released in November 2007 with which the band performs a quite successful national tour. For 2009, the band works for 8 months at the Proaudio studios where they rewrite the best songs from their first 3 albums and 5 new tracks for the compilation “Legado De Odio” that year Hate only makes a performance when she is invited as the main band to the festival the juntucha where he acts in front of more than 4000 people. 2010 marks the most successful year of Hate in its history at the beginning of the year, it publishes "Legado de Odio" with full full and makes its most extensive tour of his career to promote the new album, this tour includes performances as the main band of the 4 most important festivals held that year "Rock De Los Andes", "Illimani Metal Fest", "Juntucha" and Koz Fest ". Future plans for are to film a DVD in a completely professional quality and burn a new album for sale in 2012.
In October 1996 we met a group of people linked to the musical world with the intention of exchanging our experiences, our interests and ideals. From this collective initiative, ATAJO was born, a band that had since its origins the purpose and above all the desire to, through their own compositions, reflect social reality. It is for this reason that we decided to communicate in our language, to reach people's hearts, touch their soul and awaken their mind. We performed for the first time to the public in March of the following year with an acoustic concert by: Toto Aramayo on bass and percussion, Milton Maldonado on vocals and acoustic guitar, Claudia Carnielli on violin and chorus, Sergio Vargas drums, percussion and chorus , Ester Veldhuis voice and choirs, Panchi Maldonado voice, harmonica, percussion and acoustic guitar. The group maintains this structure for half a year, playing in the city of La Paz. As in every band the changes always come and go, ATAJO begins to make its own too: Claudia Carnielli returns to Switzerland and Milton Maldonado decides to leave the band. That's when Germán Romero enters with the electric guitar. From this moment we started the electro-acoustic stage of the band and started giving concerts in other cities in Bolivia. In our concerts we find a resistant public to receive our music loaded with social content. We assume that this initial resistance could be explained by the difficulty that people have to face those aspects of our social reality and still much more in a supposedly fun-evasion space. They have always wanted to classify the band with a specific style of music, but ATAJO is not a style of music, it is simply a way of making music that is based on rock as a form of expression and what we call urban rock. CHARACTERS PACEÑOS Personajes Paceños was the first shortcut album recorded at MCB - Discolandia in November 1998, this disc is the clear proof of what we wanted to do in all this working time; real stories, customs, problems, proposals, dreams, characters, complaints, turned into 12 songs, are a real manifesto of the first ATTACK that we decided to go together. Songs such as “De Satélite a la Pérez” or “That the DEA does not see me” are songs that people now sing and that have come to be known practically throughout the country, occupying the first places in the radial rankings Paceños Characters is the first urban rock album that came out in Bolivia and that was elaborated with a very peculiar language to which the press described it as urban poetry and at the same time affirmed that local rock was born with Paceños Characters. CALLES BALDIAS Calles Baldías is the first double compact disc recorded in Bolivia by MCB - Discolandia in November 2000. This album reconfirms its urban rock line with 20 songs and makes this work a similarity to a two-chapter book, joining songs with inserts of street sounds and popular songs of the city. This album tells very personal stories in a very honest and direct way, you can also feel the complaint that characterizes ATAJO; satirical, direct and above all always playing the theme of marginal life.The album CALLES BALDÍAS tells the story of a character who gets off a mini bus (public transport in La Paz) and mixes between the noises of cars and spokesmen ( final insert of the song De Satélite a la Pérez from the album Personajes Paceños). The steps of this character are blurred to open a very old and noisy door of his own house. Being already in his space he enters a madness wondering and shouting very loudly "He loves me or does not love me, little, much or nothing", while destroying bottles, windows and furniture of his house. At the end of this violent moment of rage, the person He approaches the television already on and begins to look for something that interests him, changing several times of the channel until he remains with the movie "Life is Beautiful" by Roberto Benigni. This is how he goes into endless memories and experiences that gradually lose the real space of the character with what he is listening and seeing on the screen. Then at the end with a popular song that is sung to the souls of boys and girls at the Todos Santos festival, it is where he comes to have an encounter with death and he keeps listening to these prayers or answers in Latin and Aymará suddenly the TV turns off and this is how this album ends. go up.: NEVER MORE This new album, begins with the song "Now I want to enter (There inside)" song that is characterized by playing with musical nuances. Strident moments with electric guitars interrupt the story of this song. Then continue to rely on the central choir that will be the fundamental basis for it to become a
Octavia (band) Born in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1988, making his own compositions known. Its members Simón Lujan, Vladimir Pérez, Ricardo Sasaki, Omar González, Gery Bretel, As unofficial information of the page is handled as the beginning of the band, when at the end of 1988 four young Bolivian students of the National Conservatory of Music decided to form a band of rock. His goal was to create alternative music to everything that was being done then. The name of the group was Stress. After a very small career they decided that the name Stress did not complement the personality of the group or the style of music they intended to impose; Then they changed their name and decided to call themselves Coda 3. It is currently said that the band's first name was Coda 3 with which they recorded four albums. These albums were produced by independent companies in Bolivia. In 1995 the band's music transcended the borders of Bolivia. One of his songs, called After You, was broadcast by the MTV Latin America music chain. That opened up the possibilities for the big international labels to include the band in their catalogs.
José Mrochek was attracted to music since he was a child, but it was at age 15, when his brother gave him the sheet music from Pink Floyd's The Wall album, which changed his life and it was at this time that he decided to form his first rock band and several more. Years later Avionica would be born, current name of his musical project.
Electroshock was formed in Tarija, Bolivia, in 2009. Its members formed previous rock bands with an individual career of more than 12 years. In March 2009 the band moved to the city of La Paz (Headquarters of government and epicenter of national rock in Bolivia) with the purpose of growing professionally. In May 2009, Electroshock edited "Heated" to be promoted as the first broadcasting court in La Paz. In September of that year, even without a manager, the group released `` Nothing makes you so bad '' with a video clip produced by 'The Machine of Dreams' by Diego Pino. In January 2010, the band members formed a company called "Electroshock Company" with Dieter Rocha Borda, manager. In the course of 18 months residing in La Paz, Electroshock managed to position itself among the new groups, presenting itself in several cities of the country. With almost 2 years of life the band launched its third broadcasting "Come On Girl", a song with which the group won the MULTIROCK contest whose prize was a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to give an interview on MTV LATIN AMERICA in the "LOS 10+" program in December 2010. In September 2010 Electroshock promoted its single called "Postcards" before releasing its first album. This song was broadcast along with a video clip produced by Carlos Alberto Olmos. "Postcards" has the participation of Matamba, renowned musician and great friend of the band. In August 2011 Electroshock released his first album, homonym. This record work has 9 unpublished songs until then. It should be noted that in the recording of some songs participated: Rodrigo Villegas (Loukass and Llegas), Alex Zapata (Krauss), Sebastián Zamora (Emblem of the tarijeño rock), Pablo Daza (Alcoholic) and the Indio Márquez (Guitarist of Javier Calamaro). Between August and October 2011 Electroshock toured to present his album. This was the group's first tour and the cities visited were: La Paz (August 11, September 3 and 21); Tarija (August 19 and 20, and September 24 and 30); Buenos Aires, Argentina (August 25); Cochabamba (September 9 and 23); Sucre (September 17); Tucumán, Argentina (September 28); Salta, Argentina (September 29); and in Oruro (October 1). In the middle of 2012 Electroshock presents the cut called "Uno Mas", accompanied by a national tour presenting the video clip directed by Diego "Gatto" Pino, and starring Lorena Bandín and Cristian Mercado. This was the group's second tour and the cities visited were: Tarija (August 17 and 18); Sucre (August 31 and September 1); La Paz (September 28); Cochabamba (October 18 and 19); Oruro (October 20). In September 2012 the filming of the new video clip "You should let me breathe" directed by Humberto Paye. Between December 2012 and January 2013 the band continued making successful presentations nationwide. In April 2013 Electroshock made the world premiere of his new video clip produced and directed in Santiago de Chile by Humberto Paye. In May 2013, the band carried out the promotion of its new cut in international programs such as Say Yeah Tv of the renowned VJ of Mtv Gabo Ramos and Conecta2 of the Chilean TVN channel with excellent reviews. In July, the "You should let me breathe" dissemination cut comes to occupy the first places in the rankings nationwide. Currently Electroshock began its annual national tour starting in Tarija and the city of Oruro in August, in September they will visit the cities of Chuquisaca and Potosi, in October presentations in Buenos Aires in Argentina and La Paz, in November Santa Cruz de la Sierra , and Cochabamba, closing the tour in December with the Oruro Exhibition Fair.
Grillo Villegas after a very successful stage with the band Loukass prepares a personal project, baptizes Arrivals and debuts at El Socavón on June 22, 1995, while writing the material for the recording of his first album: "Huye el sol .. ." (nineteen ninety six). The production was mixed in Buenos Aires at the Luis Alberto Spinetta studios. After a while of presentations the second album is composed, after mixing it again in Buenos Aires "Almaqueloide" (1998) goes on sale. This work is very well received by the public and you arrive to fill all the places where it is presented. From March 1998 to March 2000, Grillo was writing, arranging and correcting one of his most mature works to date: "El Pesanervios" (2000) that was entirely produced in Buenos Aires at the Circus Beat studios of Fito Paez. The musicians who participated in this album are members of the Páez band, among them Guillermo Vadalá, Claudio Cardone, Nicolás Ibarburú, Emmanuel Cauvet, Ulises Butrón and also the guitarist Ricardo Mollo de Divididos, his former partner of Lou Kass Christian Krauss and singer Claudia Puyó. An incredible luxury. Months later Grillo plays an acoustic at the Alberto Saavedra Pérez municipal theater in the city of La Paz. The concert is a success, the tickets are sold out in just over half an hour of sale and a second function opens that also runs out in a short time. Double flipped box office. That night the concert is recorded live. On those sessions on May 31, 2001, the album "Espejismos" (2001) was published. Guillermo Vadalá arrives in La Paz in October to start the recording sessions, the drummer is in charge of Daniel Zegada, a musician graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, cricket records all guitars, vocals, in which Christian Krauss also participates and Rocío Cuba, then in November he travels to Buenos Aires and records the keyboards with Claudio Cardone, Spinetta keyboardist until the death of this musician. Then he mixes and masters in the Gibraltar studio again for his inseparable engineer Mariano López and the assistance of Ramtés Gonzalez. The album "Revolver" (2001) is presented on December 20. After many presentations throughout the country filling theaters in 7 departments, a live recording is made in the municipal theater of peace, where the live double album “Autosabotajes” (2002), which includes many guest musicians, comes out. The next one will be the album “Superjuguetes” (2004), mixing and mastering is done in Buenos Aires at the Spinetta and Fito Paez studios. In 2006 he recorded his new album called "Hidrometeoros 2" with new musicians, Benjamín Chambi (Drums), Marcelo Perales (Guitar and vocals), Poche Ponce (Bass), and Willy Yujra (Keyboards). The album releases as the first cut the song "Nobody is coming", the song reaches the top of the radio rankings of almost all departments. In this new album, cricket for the first time uses elements of traditional Bolivian music. It is the eighth CD of his post-Loukass career and enjoys widespread approval among musicians and music lovers. He has two luxury guests: David Portillo puts his voice in two songs and Christian Krauss does the same from his native Germany. Mixed and mastered by Mariano López in the studies "The Wild Goddess" by Luis Alberto Spinetta. After the biggest pause in his entire career without entering studies, in February 2010 he recorded "Bipolar" (2010) with Benjamin Chambi, Julio Jaime, Marcelo Perales and Vero Perez. Bipolar manages to put 4 of his songs in all FM rankings, and first place in the 3 most important national rock programs. In September 2012 he published the album Duramadre with the formation Chambi, Jaime, Diego Ballón in Rhodes and Mayra Gonzales in voice. At the moment the band is integrated by Benjamin Chambi, Julio Jaime, Gonzalo Gomez and Mayra Gonzales.
Matamba was born on February 4 in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and travels very small to Santa Cruz de La Sierra (Bolivia) where he is raised and trained musically. In January 2007, MATAMBA recorded his first CD as a soloist called "Dread Style", a name that defines a new musical proposal brought to the scene by the artist. This album contains 10 artistic works with musical production, authorship, lyrics, arrangements and a delightful instrumental performance by MATAMBA, enriched with the participation of guest musicians such as VINCE BLACK (Jamaican musician who has played with artists such as JUNIOR MARVIN ex Bob Marley and The Wailers , BLACK UHURU and others) among others, intertwining Reggae Roots rhythms with rock and managing to generate a new sound which gave it the same name as the album DREAD STYLE. Throughout his solo career, MATAMBA has become an icon of music in Bolivia, which has managed to achieve local recognition for the massive acceptance of his music in the different stages and cities throughout the country obtaining the first places in radios managing to receive local awards and recognitions for their musical works and even more, being one of the first Bolivian artists of alternative music that participated in major international events and festivals, among them Pepsi Music 07, Important international event held in Buenos Aires-Argentina, a festival that brings together artists from all over the world and that in the 2007 edition, the most prominent artists who shared the stage with MATAMBA were: Marilyn Manson, The Black Eye Peas, Café Tacuba, Heroes of Silence, Molotov, Fidel Nadal, Los Cafres, Big Youth, Pablo Molina, Dread Mar I, among others. I also participate in concerts with Junior Marvin (former Bob Marley and The Wailers), Fully Fullwood (former Peter Tosh Band), Tony Chin (member and producer of Big Mountain) Rata Blanca, Green Dwarfs, La Mosca, Miranda, Vilma Palma and Vampires, Los Pericos and others. It was also included in the annual album that launches the "Latin American Music Conference" (LAMC) with the hit LA LUNA Y EL SOL with artists such as Los Cafres, Fidel Nadal, Manu Chao, the Authentic Decadents, Plasticine Mosh, Aterciopelados and other , managing to enter international radios with great success. In 2009 MATAMBA manages to devote himself to the international music scene by being invited back to the PEPSI MUSIC festival where he shares with bands such as Faith No More, Prodigy, living Coulor, Calle 13, Divided, Dr. Krápula, Zoe, Nonpalidece, Catupecu Machu, Paranoid mice and others. He is also invited to the mythical entertainment venue of the Buenos Aires capital "LA TRASTIENDA" where he shares the stage with one of the best Latin American reggae bands, the Puerto Rican Culture Prophetic. In that same year MATAMBA conquers Paraguay in the “REGGAE FESTIVAL” where he shared the stage with bands such as the mythical The Wailers and also the consecrated Fidel Nadal (Ex Todos Tus Muertos). Due to the success achieved in this festival by the massive acceptance of the press and the public, MATAMBA is the only artist to be invited again the following year (2010) this time playing next to the legendary Jamaican Skatalites and important bands Latin Americans like Notevagustar from Uruguay as well as Nonpalidece from Argentina, being consecrated by the local press as the best artist of the night. The growth of his music is such that he is also invited by the label "POP ART" to be part of a record tribute to the legendary band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs called "You Know ... As I Expected You" with the theme "DISAPPEARANCES" by Rubén Blades , disc where he participates with artists such as Prophetic Culture, Velvety, Santa Poster, Invisible Friends, You Will Not Like, Dr. Crápula and others, being his participation listed by many as one of the best of this album. Recently (2011), he has also shared the stage with the popular Pop Artist “Shakira” on his POP FESTIVAL SALE EL SOL Tour, and with “Calle 13”, winners of 9 Grammys this 2011, with the Tour ENTER THOSE WHO WANT, leaving checked that his talent and career are unprecedented. MATAMBA continues to generate that endless stream of music now recording its second album next to leave called "Good News" which already follows the first cut and official video "Red Alert" song that has already achieved great acceptance in Latin America giving a pattern to what That will be this great and second album.
In 1990 Grillo Villegas together with Christian Krauss formed the mythical band Lou Kass, with Krauss on vocals, Villegas on guitar, Martín Joffré on bass and Rodolfo Ortiz on drums. The formation of the Fox band in the mid-80s marks the musical beginning of the brothers Martín (Bajo) and José Joffré (Guitar) along with Rodrigo "Grillo" Villegas on the guitar and Rodolfo Ortiz on drums; interpreting versions of songs by Metallica and other bands had a moderate receptivity from the public. After the dissolution of Fox, the band members independently belonged to some La Paz bands such as Chuy & Fly and Drago Drogan among others, while Rodrigo Villegas became one of the animators of the improvised sessions of the pub "El Socavón" where He was able to meet his former teammates and meet vocalist Christian Krauss, with whom they decided to try their luck by forming a new band. In one of the rehearsals they were observed by the owner of "El Socavón" who baptized them in the first instance as Lucas's band, a name that was later changed shortened by LOU Kass which is understood as the nickname of a bar drink. Loukass achieves success in the La Paz music scene by debuting in the pub with a consolidated audience. They are later attributed the first place in a music festival, which gives them the possibility to record their first album. They release their first album "Lou Kass" (1992) the success came to them in a way that the four musicians who had never imagined, their songs were requested in the FM's and frequently placed in discos and bars. The members, as rarely seen in the musical rock scene, began to be treated as stars. Behind the scenes it was known that the compositions were in the account of the Villegas-Joffré-Ortiz trio and that Krauss spent his time watching the Simpsons and drinking beer. It would be followed by the album "Akasa" (1994), which includes songs such as "Don't pray to the sun" and "Feel High." In this album you can clearly see the influence of Luis Alberto Spinetta a sample is the similarity between the songs "Summary Paceño" by Loukass and "Summary Porteño" by Spinetta Jade. In full success of the band, vocalist Christian Krauss decides abruptly to travel to Germany without giving further explanations, forcing the rest of the group to continue with the presentations as a trio but without diminishing the receptivity of the band. Finally during the concert in La Paz of the tour "Tour AIDS" Loukass records his live album entitled Akassa Live !. Lou Kass managed to unite a very heterogeneous audience with a style that mixed rock, reggae, funk and simple lyrics with which the audience was fully identified. The themes of his albums, in which Villegas has a very important contribution, reached the highest rating positions and are still today a musical reference. After a scandal originated in the band during their national tour "AIDS Tour" and on top of success, the band separates closing an important stage in Bolivian rock. On August 5, 1999 and after the return of Christian Krauss from Germany, Loukass meets, on this date a concert is held in the city of La Paz, from which arises the double album "Akisitos" recorded live next to the public that He filled the Outdoor Theater. The month of July 2008, sees the four musicians reunited again for the "La Nave Returns" tour, in which they present more than ten concerts around the country, filling all their presentations as in the old days. They were also invited to play by the government of President Evo Morales, performing a concert at the Government Palace in the city of La Paz. A short time later, in October, Loukass returns to participate in the international rock festival organized by Paceña, FestiMusic 2008. Source: Marco Basualdo, 2003
Alcoholika la Christo, a band from La Paz Bolivia, was founded by Viko Paredes in the early 1990s. Agonika the first album of the group was recorded in the US and released in 1995, this song highlights the song Rain, first track in venturing into the mixture of Spanish and English in Bolivia. When Viko returns to Bolivia he records the album entitled La Christo, released in 1997, the sound and concept of the album become much more aggressive and bold than in the first album. The third project is Toxicnology, launched in 2001, includes the theme entitled Bronze Race, where native elements are incorporated along with industrial elements. The silence is finally broken, in March 2006, Toxicnology published this time in two parts Toxicnology Part I and Toxicnology Part II is released under license from (Watermelon Entertaiment) Rockseed Records in more than 18 European countries. Santificato is the name of the new album of Alcoholika LC, ready to be released in 2008.
Octavia is the most important band of Bolivian rock, his career has been accompanied by success since the release of his first AURA album in 1996. This album not only marked a before and after in his musical career (previously known as CODA 3) , but it also changed people's perception of what was happening in rock in Bolivia. OCTAVIA is a rock band that has a Bolivian flavor, its music reflects the experience of the modern citizen in the midst of a constant mix of cultures, adopts different rock languages and nuances them with native rhythms and sounds; in this way something very different from what is known in the fusion genre is achieved. In his discography we find eight albums, six studio and two live. All have been GOLDEN DISK and some PLATINUM DISK. His songs reached the top of the national rankings and the band was recognized on several occasions as the best in the country, proof of this is the long list of awards and distinctions that have accumulated throughout his career. Recently, the Municipal Government of La Paz and the Honorable National Congress of Bolivia awarded OCTAVIA in merit to its trajectory, work and cultural contribution. Concerts and tours have taken them throughout Bolivia, so they have also had presentations in Peru, Chile, Colombia (Rock to the Park 2000), Mexico, Argentina, USA and Spain; where they shared the stage with groups like Café Tacuba, Los Prisioneros, La Ley, Gustavo Cerati, Enanitos Verdes, Attack 77, Velvety, Manu Chau and Divided among many others. His videos were programmed on music channels such as MTV, Much Music, Ritmo Son and Tele Hit. OCTAVIA has had performances and interviews for press, radio and television in almost all the countries it has visited, we highlight some media such as CNN in Spanish, Caracol, Telemundo, Miami Herald and Univisión. Close to 14 years of career, this band continues to renew itself disc to disc and surprising for the quality of its proposal. In 2009 they presented MEDULAR their most recent production with great success throughout Bolivia. This album was recorded in Argentina under the production of Tweety González and Richard Coleman. Mixed in Sound Rec, Buenos Aires and Mastered by Mike Couzzi in Miami, USA. Last year MEDULAR was considered the best album of the year and the songs TRAVEL and SELF-DESTRUCTION (first cuts), as the best in several annual rankings. Nominations and awards for ACÉRCATE and IN YOUR LIPS are expected this year (2010 cuts). OCTAVIA is integrated by Omar González (voice), Simón Luján (guitar), Vladimir Pérez (bass), Gimmer Illanes (winds) and Martín Fox (drums).