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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Coast

Welcome to the 5th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The artist we have today is called Coast from New Jersey

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SO. What is your Name? where are you from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

CO. My name is Coast , I’m from New Brunswick NJ, Exit 9🧬 and man, just the energy that comes off of music . You can really lose yourself in some lyrics and I just want the world to hear my story.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?

CO. Well it all started with my boy Losey back in high school, that’s when I decided i’m really try this out , and it’s just advanced to the point that I’m at now .

SO. How would you describe your sound?

CO. Unique definitely, I don’t chase after flows , I try to be original with every drop. Holding onto a flow get stagnant after awhile , and I’m the Coast i gotta keep the wave movin’ !

SO. What is your creative process like?

CO. Definitely magical , I can sit for hours writing music like I can spend hours fixing my car , just simply throwing on a beat on , free-styling , if I say something I like I’ll write it down and base my next lyrics off that

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

CO. Mans 100% Lil Uzi, been waiting for years and I know it’ll happen , after that definitely 2KBABY, Me and Jack Harlow would make a killer record for a fact.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?

CO. I definitely see and love all ya, weather it’s 3 of you or a million my love will forever be the same towards ya💕

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

CO. Shiiiiii, I can low-key kill some stand up but they not ready for that yet 👀 and definitely act 😖🤣

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

CO. Probably a mechanic , or something along the lines of that .

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

CO. J Cole definitely has taught me a lot , I used to bump his stuff everyday before school and it’ll give a nice lil mind-space bubble from everyone else

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?

CO. Kill every mic you touch. That’s all.

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

CO. The dirty side of it . There’s money for everyone , seeing as in people get 5 Million just for a video call. Yet there’s people struggling to pay rent that are meaningful to society, not a hated “icon” . But who am I to judge , they “made it” right?

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

CO.I’m going to Disney land! Sike nahhh, get my family good . Nice crib out by no one , not a problem in sight straight living life . Touring constantly, interacting with fans , getting people homes that live on the streets, simply makin’ the world a better place for my kids to live in.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

CO. @itscoast_ is my Instagram ya , thank you for taking the time to read a lil part of my story! Stick around for the rest 💕🧬

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Gold Frankincense & Myrrh.

Welcome to the 4th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The group we have today is called Gold Frankincense & Myrrh from Florida

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SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

GFM. CJ, Maggie, and LuLu.  We’re from Jacksonville, FL.  We are all sisters, and our parents wanted us to take music lessons for 2 years. They said if we hated it, we could quit, but we all ended up loving music.  We played our first show when Lu was maybe 7, Maggie was 10 or 11, and CJ was 12.  We were all on spring break, and on the way home, we told our parents we wanted to perform for the rest of our lives.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?

GFM. We honestly inspire each other, We learn from each other and consistently grow with each other. We also are inspired by our fans and their stories and how much they have overcome. We try to take inspiration from everything we can. 

SO. How would you describe your sound?

GFM. We are beauty-core!  It’s a mashup of pop, punk, metal, rock; it’s got a little bit of everything!  We love the heavy breakdowns, riffs, and screams, but we also love a good melody.  Our sound is very “in-your-face” in a positive way.

SO. What is your creative process like?

GFM. It’s different every time. Sometimes, inspiration just strikes, and you’re rapid-fire bouncing ideas off of each other and writing them down as fast as possible.  Other times, we like to start with a theme or idea, and we write a song that encompasses those factors. 

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

GFM. We’d love to collaborate with artists like Lights, Marshmello, A Day To Remember, BTS, Babymetal there’s too many to name haha.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?

GFM. Never give up. You are so much stronger than you may realize.  Life can be very hard sometimes, and it’s so important to reach out if you need help. Reach out to us; we try to always be available. You can get through this, and you do matter.

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

GFM. We are actually all pretty good cooks, and we’re pretty good at playing video games. We can sew pretty well, and we’re getting good at penpalling/letter writing.  We’re pretty open about our lives with our fans though, so there’s not much they don’t know haha.

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

GFM. We’d all still be in school haha. 

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

GFM. Lacey Sturm because she is the woman who let us know that girls can scream too.  Not to be cheesy, but we really admire our parents as well because of how hard working they are and how much they have and continue to support us.

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?

GFM. Be your own biggest cheerleader, celebrate the small things, and don’t burn bridges.

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

GFM. We want more women involved!  Our goal with beauty-core is to encourage more women and young girls to join the music industry. 

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

GFM.W e’ve got new releases, and new shows on the way. Because there were so many cancellations this year, we’re planning on being on the road for a long time next year. 2021 is going to be big.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 

GFM. Everything is @thegfmband.  It’s super easy to find us; our website is even www.thegfmband.com, and it has all the links to our social media pages as well.  If you’re looking to find us on any digital download/streaming site, search Gold Frankincense & Myrrh. 

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk : Actual Screenshot

Welcome to the 3rd edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The group we have today is called Actual Screenshot from Minnesota

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SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

ASS. We are Ben (bass, vocals), Rob (lead guitar, vocals), Chad (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Thom (drums, vocals) We’re from Minneapolis, Minnesota. We like music! Our parents played in bands when we were kids, that was one of the biggest things. Our favorite movie was La Bamba at 5 years old, Richie Valens being a rock star. We didn’t like him being killed in a plane crash. At age 6, we flew on a plane for the first time and flipped out, Thanks, La Bamba. At age 6, our buddy Nick had a white guitar with a rose on it. It was inspiration to be in a band and sing.
SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
ASS. Dog, friends, work, thoughts, and opinion.
SO. How would you describe your sound?
ASS. Loud, fast, thrashy aggressive with melody.
SO. What is your creative process like?
ASS. Get a feeling inside and we gotta get it out somehow and that’s it, we’re very messy with it. We’re all over the place. We kind of fight it out. We make it together. It starts out like shit and momentum happens and we make a song out of it.
SO.What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
ASS. Who would collaborate with ASS?
SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
ASS. Dude, all we are is dust in the wind… Have fun cause we’re going to have fun with you. We follow the golden rule. Express your opinions, but you don’t have to be an asshole.
SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
ASS. Very good at color theory. Can drink 6 beers in a half hour. Going to work hungover.
SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
ASS. Our regular jobs and bouncing off the walls.
SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
ASS. BB King said learn as much as you can, but sometimes less is more. Whereas Yngwie Malmsteen said less is more and more is more. Roy Orbison. Can’t sound like him, never in a million years. But what we write has a melody until we speed it up and have to shout. Gotta give it to Matt Freeman of Rancid, he’s the reason I play bass.
SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
ASS. “Don’t get smart, stay the way you are”.. from my dad. I got a lot of tips from dad and they’re all smart ass tips. You don’t always gotta be like the Joneses, which means be your own fuckin person. You don’t have to do what everybody else fuckin wants or expects you to do. Do what the fuck you want. You become more interesting when you live that way. Be yourself. Golden rule.. Treat others how you want to be treated.
SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
ASS. Less visual, more audio. Fuck the hook.
SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

ASS. Back playing shows. Playing a show. On stage. Due to this pandemic, all shows have stopped. Just to play a show at Al’s Bowling Alley in Moorhead, MN.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

ASS. Give us a call.

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[La Bodega] Latin Canadian MC DIVO & ATWELL Release New Album

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Latino-Canadian rapper Divo has teamed up with producer Atwell to release “Generation Next,” a follow album up to Divo’s previous award-winning project with French producer, GMJ, “Transatlantic Soul.” Divo’s versatility as an artist and Atwell’s dynamic production is showcased in this  two disc EP, available June 30, 2020, which features six original songs along with corresponding instrumentals. The eclectic sounds vary on each track from digitally infused trap, saxophone sampled hip-hop to the reggaeton inspired single “Showdown.” Divo effortlessly raps in both English and Spanish throughout the album, paying homage to his Guatemalan roots and deep appreciation of different genres.

The single “Loyalty” landed on Spotify’s Rap Skills playlist as part of Atwell’s “Above the Clouds” album and the music video for “El Rey” is out now. The album’s artwork, designed by Divo himself, features photos of both artists as toddlers writing verses and making beats, a nod to how far they have come and a glimpse into the creative savvy they possessed from day one.

CLICK HERE to listen to “Generation Next” on all music platforms.

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Luis J

Welcome to the 2nd edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The artist we have today is Luis J from Connecticut

 

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SO: What’s your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

LJ: Luis Javier Morales, I am from Connecticut but my parents are from Aguada, Puerto Rico.  My first interest in music was in 6th grade when I began to take lessons to play the trumpet. 

SO: Who and/or what inspires you to create?

LJ: Life and experiences I live through are my major inspiration when writing a song.  But I do occasionally just think of a subject or theme and I start the idea like that. 

SO: How would you describe your sound? 

LJ: I don’t know if I would pigeon hole my style in one genre.  I was a NYC, Jersey, Connecticut kid so my influences were all different sounds.  From Salsa, Merengue to Rap, Hip Hop to Reggae, Dancehall to Reggaeton and latin rap.  I would say I am a poet and rapper with an aggressive flow but the versatility to try any genre of music. 

SO: What is your creative process like?

LJ: To spark my creative process I must be intrigued or inspired by the beat, but if I went thru something that day or recently that may also spark the process to create.  I like to rock to the beat for a bit until an idea naturally hits me for the hook.

SO: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with? 

LJ: There are so many amazing talents but I would say for sure that I would love to collaborate with Damian Marley, Daddy Yankee, Plan B, Don Omar, Jay Z, Alicia Keys.

SO: What is one message you would give to your supporters?

LJ: Never give up on your dreams or doing whatever it is you are most passionate about.  There is no greater joy than waking up everyday and doing what you love to do.  Priceless.

SO: What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

LJ: Besides writing music, I would say writing poetry, I have been published twice and was named one of the best contemporary poets in the world in 2012.  It is often something that very few know about me.  

SO: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

LJ: It is hard to imagine myself not involved in the music industry, it may be a surprise, but I have always wanted to own a food truck and cook for people.  

SO: Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

LJ: Musically, is Hector Lavoe, due to his incredible musical ability and to have that much drama and craziness going on in his life and to still be able to be a great singer and legend.  Also I admire most is Roberto Clemente, my family are huge baseball fans and my father was a super fan of his and taught me all the other charitable efforts and philanthropy that he did.  He represented Puerto Rico with such honor and pride that it’s no wonder he is held in such high regard on the island till this day.  A true Puerto Rican legend. 

SO: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

LJ: Not to force things and let things flow like a river.  

SO: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

LJ: Wow, I mean that list can be long, number one is the exploitation of our people, the stereotyping and other nonsense that is glorified in the industry nowadays; every artist has fallen victim to the trends and B.S. at some point though. I would love to change things back to where true talent was appreciated and cultivated. 

SO: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year? 

LJ: Well next for me is to get my new label Guerrero Entertainment off the ground, release my first solo album and eventually sign and cultivate new artists helping them navigate and avoid the problems that arise in this industry .

SO: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

LJ: Booking info: lacomisionrecords@gmail.com, Instagram: @luis_jtv , Facebook: Luis J Morales, La Comision Records ,Twitter: @luisjtv

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Da Goat

Welcome to the 1st edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Here we will have conversations with various artist from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The artist we have today is Da Goat from New Jersey

 

SO: What is your Name? Where are you from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

DG: Da Goat . I’m from Camden NJ my rough upbringing and the love of music got me interested in the music industry.

SO: Who and/or what inspires you to create?

DG: To have a better Life.

 

SO: How would you describe your sound?

DG: Distinctive

 

SO: What is your creative process like?

DG: Well, I hear the beat then the beat speaks to me

 

SO: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

DG: Drake, Tory Lanez, Meek Mill

 

SO: What is one message you would give to your supporters?

DG: To NEVER give up no matter what

 

SO: What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

DG: I’m good at sports

 

SO: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

DG: I probably be in jail or dead, music saved my life!

 

SO: Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

DG: Jay-z because he is the definition of black excellence

 

SO: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

DG: To just be yourself and you’ll do just fine.

 

SO: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

DG: To bring REAL R&B back!

 

SO: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

DG: The biggest artist in world?

 

SO: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

DG: People can reach me on any social media @dagoat609

 

Listen To His Current Single Titled “Oh No”

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[La Bodega] New Reggaeton artist Jon JoHn drops smooth new single “Quiero Ver”

Jonathan Hart Jimenez AKA “Jon JoHn” is a recording artist and percussionist. A multi-talented artist, Jon JoHn first got his start in music at the age of 5 with his father’s band.

Influenced by artists like Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, and Pitbull, he soon caught the hip-hop bug and has been recording original music and performing in his current city of Costa Mesa, CA.“My goal in music is to be recognized as one of the greats”, he says. “I don’t just rap, I can sing, I can make songs of other genres and I am a percussionist musician.”

Jon JoHn released his first Reggaeton single “Quiero Ver” to digital stores worldwide today. Check the single below and Click Here (https://fanlink.to/QuieroVer) to stream on your favorite platform and Tune in to Latino Mundial Radio to hear the single in rotation! (Shout Out to the Latino Fleet DJs!)

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[La Bodega] Philly Artist Pieri releases “KITICAN”

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Pieri is a new kind of Latin Pop star, offering a fresh and forward thinking perspective on the femme Latin pop icon. Her music pulls from the sounds in her life, from the Cumbia of her native town San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to the futuristic and gritty reggaeton of the Spanish underground club circuit. Drawing on this diverse melting pot of influences and with one eye on the latest surge of Latin-American artists, Pieri’s art focuses on the future and what a Latina Pop Star can be.

Now based in Philadelphia, in late 2019 she teamed up with local producer El Grillo, creating “Pa Q lo Sientas” (So You Feel It. Her single made a splash in the local music scene where reggaeton has hardly been represented and she quickly rallied local support. In the wake of the release, Pieri expanded her team to include stylist Lili Burch to develop her image along with her sound as she continues to work on her debut EP, scheduled for release in the summer of 2020.

Pieri’s highly anticipated single, “Kitican” – a theatrical and explosive take on reggaeton – was released on May 8th, 2020, accompanied by a video produced by Powered by Wind.

Instagram: @danielacpieri – https://www.instagram.com/danielacpieri
Twitter: @DanielaPieri – https://twitter.com/DanielaPieri

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Latin Artist OX teams with Tory Lanez for New Hit “Shake”

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Latin recording artist OX relocated to Houston,TX in 2005. The 23 year old sees himself as a young bull coming into the game inspired by the Spanish and Hip Hop culture. OX joins forces with hip-hop/R&B star Tory Lanez for his new single ‘SHAKE’ out now on TribalTun Records.

Listen to the video below and let us know what you think! Are you feeling Tory Lanez on this English/Spanish track? Is it a hit?

Check the single below and click here to stream on your favorite platform: https://fanlink.to/OXshake

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[Video] J Balvin Releases VEVO Live Performance of “Azul” | #LatinoFleet

Vevo and J Balvin release the official live performance of “Azul”. J Balvin’s live performance series was announced last week with the release of “Amarillo.” Vevo live performances are part of a very special series that connects artists to their audiences at scale. Through close collaboration with the artist, Vevo creates visuals to give fans a unique take on the original songs.

“Azul” comes off J Balvin’s new album Colores. The follow-up to his 2018 full-length Vibras, the new album finds the Reggaeton powerhouse going back to his roots to showcase the infectious sounds and flows that have made him a household name. The album also arrives just days after J Balvin made history becoming the Latin Urban artist with the most #1 singles on the Latin airplay charts after “Blanco” took the top spot this week. This title, along with Colores, not only cements his status as a leader of Reggaeton but as a torchbearer of the new state of Urbano, Balvin continually expanding the limits of the genre and paving the way for “la nueva escuela.”

The album continues J Balvin’s reign as one of the biggest stars in the world. 2019 saw him perform in the opening segment of The GRAMMY Awards, named the Premio Lo Nuestro “Artist of the Year” for an unprecedented third consecutive time, collect his fourth LATIN GRAMMY and the “Favorite Latin Artist” American Music Award, and saw him become the first Reggaeton artist on Saturday Night Live. He also performed alongside Jennifer Lopez at this past years’ Super Bowl halftime show and appeared on the cover of Billboard. Balvin continues to grow and shows no sign of stopping.

 

check out the video above and let us know what you think!

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