Music for this year’s Tacolandia is curated by:
At Golden Glue Mgmt, artists are first.
With over a decade of hands on experience in curating events, booking, record production and touring, GGM approaches management from an artist’s perspective.
The Golden Glue roster of talent has run the gamut from Grammy award winning artists to international touring djs, to local and regional acts in development. Our main goals are to strengthen our artists’ brands and expand their presence by building relationships with like minded creatives nationally and internationally.
Casa De Calacas
With influences from varied ends of the musical spectrum, Casa De Calacas exist somewhere between a house party DJ and that vintage jukebox playing your favorite corridos late night at the taco spot. CDC (as dubbed by fans) cleverly manages to carve out a niche, while paying homage to their culture and the city that birthed them.
In classic “East LA” fashion, Casa De Calacas treat fans to a guided tour of sub-genres and hybrid styles, seamlessly fusing their influences to create their self branded, “Musica del Barrio.” Touting a high energetic live show, audiences quickly find themselves engulfed in a relentless tsunami of sound. The goal to evoke a party-like atmosphere is not taken lightly. One moment you’re skanking up a sweat to saxophone blowing ska lines, the next you’re belting out a grito in unison with perfect strangers. Their mariachi-esque rock goes zero to sixty, sending crowds into a frenzy hip shaking trance. One fan exclaims, “It’s like getting a sonic punch to the face, and it feels great!” From infectious reggae-cumbias to Hip Hop inspired merengue, CDC fires on all cylinders at all times.
Ambitious LA duo Sin Color have been developing their craft since forming in 2014, when Crisia Regalado and David Aquino first started composing and playing together as teenagers in South LA. Their music embodies traditional styles passed on from older Latinx generations, transforming cumbia, mariachi and disco into indie dance pop with catchy melodies and introspective lyrics, achieving a sophisticated sound way beyond their years. Sin Color’s captivating live show and determined approach has earned them a solid buzz and a loyal following in the local LA music scene. Frutas, Sin Color’s first full-length album, will be released this spring and it includes fan-favorite songs they have been performing, at times with a 10 piece orchestra, all over Southern & Baja California for the past three years. With their breakthrough debut album and a polished live set, Sin Color is sure to flourish and find fresh new ground all over California and beyond.
A consummate crate digger, Ervin’s forte lays in bringing rare grooves, unexpected blends, and a more mature musical palate to listeners; a style he likes to call “grown and sexy”. During the past 7 years, Ervin’s resume has blossomed to include gigs in London, Japan, Spain, Moscow, Mexico City, and parties spinning alongside Music Man Miles, Z-Trip, Rich Medina and DJ Sloe Poke. He is also a former member of the Rock Steady Crew, and resident DJ at Root Down, one of LA’s most respected and longest running underground parties.
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With their unique approach to classic rhythms, the afro-tropical concoction of Tropi Corillo can only be found in Los Angeles. The seasoned ensemble is a collective of stellar musicians, highly regarded in the Latin music scene.
Tropi Corillo deliver their own brand of accordion driven sounds, while magically transporting listeners from the metropolis hustle and bustle, to a sunny island in the tropics. Put on your dancing shoes, close your eyes and get lost in the tropical flare that is El Tropico de Los Angeles.
Guillermo Tejada is a writer, entertainer and curator of LA culture. As a Los Angeles native, he shares a passion for great food, music and comedy. You can catch him on stage as MC/Host at live music events across California this summer. Guillermo is also a founding member of the LA based punky reggae band, Pachamama.