Triangle Fire is an indie rock band born that unites the best elements of 20th and 21st century rock and roll music. In October 2018 they released their first debut LP, ‘Everything Works,’ which has ignited both the local rock scenes and the wanderers from afar.
Under the moniker of Loyal Lobos, LA-based singer and songwriter Andrea Silva crafts raw, alt-folk songs that break convention. Imbued with a hazy melancholy, Silva mines personal experience, the melodrama of latin telenovelas, and memories of a childhood growing up in the countryside of the Colombian capital to create poetic, painterly music that makes sweeping allusions to love, sexuality and femininity.
Silva was first introduced to music through her kindergarten teacher who made her the soloist in the choir for every funeral and school graduation. Her natural musical abilities were soon recognized by the community and her family, who then allowed her to get guitar lessons and continue to grow her talent. Music became her first and most important outlet to deal with emotions. She later moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to pursue music and there, Loyal Lobos was born. After performing in numerous bands and experimenting with different sounds, she found the essence of her solo sound and in 2016 wrote the music that would become her debut EP, “The Fall”.
Loyal Lobos discards simplistic pop narratives and traditional folk story arcs, turning instead to sounds and words that conjure images, textures and situations specific to her life. And yet – as with many great songwriters – this specificity is used as a way to explore emotional themes that resonate both deeply and broadly.
In the aftermath of failed relationships, whilst sofa surfing and seeking solace in Los Angeles, Silva began to write songs that describe love and heartbreak but refuse to slip into the inertia of all-consuming sadness. The resultant tracks have formed a sonic journey laced with harmonic and textural gifts that describes a far-reaching, complex sense of loss, reflection and recovery. “I enjoy feeling sad as much as feeling happy” says Silva. “People forget that being sad is so important, we just neglect it. It strips you naked and you lose your ego, and that’s when you are faced with reality. Almost all of my songs are a screen-shot of a meaningful period of my life.”
Loyal Lobos is continuing to work on new music, and in 2019 will release her debut album.
Linda Vanessa “Nuves” Tovar is from a line of musicians and music aficionados. Her parents both born in El Salvador met in Los Angeles, California. Linda Vanessa sings in her father’s band, Azucar L.A., and is an active member of Chulita Vinyl Club (Los Angeles). Upon learning that Linda Vanessa was collecting and spinning music on vinyl, her grandfather in El Salvador (on her mom’s side) gifted her with vinyl from his personal collection. When Linda Vanessa isn’t traveling, DJing or performing with Azucar, she is creating and writing original music under her pseudonym, Nuves.
YANGA, a manifestation of Colombia’s ever expanding musical influence. Sprouting their own distinct branch on the tree of Caribbean music and culture, YANGA cultivates a new sound rooted in the traditional rhythms of Caribbean coast of Colombia. YANGA brings a new dimension to the rapidly growing scene of Afro-Latin independent music taking shape in Southern California. Sprouting their own distinct branch on the tree of Caribbean music and culture, YANGA cultivates a new sound rooted in the traditional rhythms of Caribbean coast of Colombia — rhythms like garabato, puya negra, tambora and zambapalo. YANGA creates a scene of dark, gritty, and saturated drums and bass, a sonic landscape dosed with subtle psychedelia and reverence for the classic sounds of the tropical ‘70s. The perfect juxtaposition between vintage and modern. Their deep dancefloor grooves are a sure-shot entry into the timeless canon of Afro-Caribbean musicians.
The SoCal 6 piece collective– Angie Kings (vocals), Bucky Lee (vocals), Joey Tovar (sax), Kane Sowa (drums), Vital (bass), and of course led by Toni Tee (vocals/guitar) — curate a well-crafted, melodic collection of sounds that range from the standard second wave of ska, to jazz-inspired reggae. Each member of Liquid Wisdom provides their individualized sound that counters the stereotypical “structure” of artists reviving ska; containing a refinition to their tracks and allowing for modern rock to melt the sounds seamlessly. -Girl Underground Music
Hailing from East Los Angeles, TIMBALERX has been drumming since his childhood, working on projects ranging from punk to cumbia to hip hop. His talent has been showcased in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Miami, where his sets are a combination of live vocals, a beat machine, and a sampler, reflecting his Latino roots and East LA upbringing as a Timbalero. Beyond live performances, TIMBALERX produces original music and is known to throw down a DJ set taking the crowd on a ride-a typical set could include ballroom voguing to Reggaeton to hip hop, and anything heavy in between.
Jesse Baez is a contemporary urban artist born in Chicago. When he was 6 years old, Baez ́s family moved to Guatemala, where he spent the majority of his youth. Since a young age he was exposed to Motown and R&B. Jesse found his voice through collaborations with artists and producers in Latin America and was later signed to UME sub-label, Broke Kids. Progressively, Jesse has become one of the main voices of R&B and the wave of urban rhythms within Latin America. His latest singles include collaborations with C Tangana, Fuego and Dillon Francis.His EP “Turbo” was released on July 2018
Kablito is a contemporary urban artist born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. When she was 14 years old, Kablito ́s family moved to Minneapolis, MN, where she spent the majority of her young-adult life and where she went to college.Her South American heritage mingles brightly with the adopted “Minneapolis Sound” that defined 90’s R&B pop. Her air tight song writing and fierce uniqueness channels an iconic energy reminiscent of a young Shakira or Janet Jackson, adding a Latin-fused choreography and lush synthesized reggaeton.As a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Kablito released her debut EP “Telenovela” in July of 2018. The release of her new single “Vete De Aquí”, is the following April 2019
Born in Chicago to parents of Puerto Rican and Honduran descent, Carlos Figz started gaining notoriety in 2012 when iHeart Radio station, WGCI-FM 107.5 aired one of his singles featuring Grammy Award winner GLC. From there, he hasn’t looked back.
Chicago hip-hop artist/songwriter, Carlos Figz made his SwaysUniverse.com debut with the single “Away Night.” It also aired on Power 92.3. Since then, Figz has been working on a new EP, “In Between Jobs.” He released his single “Again,” with additional vocals by Kaye Fox (the sultry female narrator of J. Cole’s “KOD”) in August via HotNewHipHop, as well as “OH LORD.” Figz is now back with a new song called “Central Casting”, produced by James Boyd and V Fresh.
Carlos plans to take over as the new face of Latin hiphop from the heights of where Big Pun left it in the late 90’s, incorporating a more inspirational Chicago soul sound. Still known to release rhytmic pop singles that find their way to major radio, it’s only a matter of time before Carlos finds his way to the top of the charts.
Carlos discusses inspiration behind “Central Casting”:
“I heard the beat that James sent and immediately knew I had to get a seasoned DJ to help assist the arrangement, so I called V Fresh. All I told him was to arrange it so that you can dance to it the entire time and that I’d be needing scratches. We finished the song in 90 about minutes.”
José Galván started DJ-ing in 2008, when his job as an On-Air personality at the now defunct Indie 103.1fm demanded it. He had produced The Crystal Method’s weekly radio show, Community Service for 2 years, and with their guidance and some of their gear on loan, he took to the 1’s & 2’s one Cinco de Mayo. He’s held down lengthy residencies at downtown LA bars like Caña Rum Bar, Las Perlas & R-bar. And has made the rounds on the Westside with the likes of Bar Lubitsch, The Pikey, Circle Bar, Parlour Room, and The Standard WeHo. José has also Dj’d events for clients like Pepsi, The LA Times, Red Bull, and Sunset Junction. In 2017, he was booked to DJ at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival at their Sonora Stage. Currently the newest On-Air DJ at acclaimed Los Angeles, radio station, KCRW, José Galván rotates as Host of the weekend program, The Lab and has also filled in for several of their marquee On-Air DJs. José Galván lives for music, and has been known to take requests.