BACHACO is an international Afro-Caribbean Roots Rock band based out of Miami, Florida in the U.S. Their music successfully blends feel-good and conscious lyrics through the mix of Reggae, Dancehall and Ska with Rock, Hip-Hop and Colombian Cumbia. Their recent and much anticipated self-titled independent debut album is out now and features their hit singles “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” and “Ni Una Lagrima” Their “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” video, produced by Latin Grammy Winner video director Cesar Rodriguez, achieved rotation on MTV Tr3s and MTV Latin America. BACHACO was also selected as “Descubre & Download” Artist of the Month on the MTV Tr3s website during November 2012 where visitors downloaded the hit single “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” completely free. Both singles reached the top 20 charts on AOL Radio’s Rock Latino station with “Cumbia pa’ la Nena” on #3 and “Ni Una Lagrima” on #1. BACHACO’s debut album also includes the hit singles “Jamaican Cumbia” as well as a special collaboration with South American Reggae legends Gondwana on “Cruzando Fronteras.”

Since its formation in 2007, BACHACO has performed over 300 concerts all the way from Argentina to Canada sharing stage and performing at the same events and festivals as other big names in the reggae and world music scenes such as Israel Vibration, Toots & The Maytals, Tribal Seeds, Ozomatli, Luciano, Easy Star All-stars, Midnite, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Los Cafres, Los Pericos, Bahiano, Alika, Jarabe de Palo, Los Amigos Invisibles, WAR, King Chango and many more. BACHACO has also showcased during the SXSW and LAMC music conferences thanks to support from BMI.

BACHACO’s members hail from Venezuela, Colombia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Peru and the U.S. allowing their songs to naturally flow in both English and Spanish but the true language BACHACO speaks is its own music and what they transmit: An Explosive International High Energy Groove! That is simply the result of the band’s own diverse range of nationalities. BACHACO is a true multi-cultural experience.

BACHACO was initially conceived and founded by Venezuelan brothers Edilberto “Eddy” Morillo, lead vocals, and Jose Morillo, bass and vocals, along with Domingo Medina on drums, also from Venezuela.

The current 8-piece line up consists of: Edilberto “Eddy” Morillo on vocals, Domingo Medina on drums, Jamaican guitarist and vocalist Matthew Jacquette, Bruce McKinnon Jr., Miami-born half Colombian half Irish, on trumpet and vocals, Alexander Cruz, Puerto Rican, on trombone, Farid Cure on electric guitar, from Colombia, Cristian “Mumbles” Rocha from Peru, and John “Jp” Guinan, Cuban-American, on the sax.

What is a Bachaco? The word Bachaco is the name given to a Leafcutter Ant in Venezuela. The same type of ant is found accross that Amazon Rainforest and in countries such as Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. The insect is used by Venezuelan indians to create a “picante” (hot sauce). We could say Bachaco is a musical PICANTE.

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The DBC

The Danny Bastos Collective was formed in 2013 under the lead and direction of multi-instrumentalist Danny Bastos, assembling the most talented, professional and fun group of individuals who are tried and true players of the young and vibrant Colorado music scene, creating music best described as a “modern Steely Dan with a latin twist”. The DBC consists of a 3-piece horn section featuring Carrie McCune (trumpet), Jon Kenney (trombone) and Sean Culliton (tenor saxophone), Matt McElwain (drums), John Bunting (percussion), Alex Scott (bass), Chris Beck (piano/keyboards), Johnny Bosbyshell (piano/keyboards) and Sean Dandurand (bass). Danny Bastos leads The DBC on electric guitar and lead vocals.

About the record: Local Denver band, The DBC (Danny Bastos Collective), has returned from their winter tour across the Colorado ski towns and through the Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, where The DBC assembled their audio and video recording equipment to produce a new album and film, “Out of the Blues” The album and film were recorded in one evening, completing nine songs in the span of only seven hours on May 7th, 2015. Each song is a true and honest representation of this originally composed music and The DBC believes in the old/vintage way of recording and experiencing music, which is live and in the moment.

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