MAYA AZUCENA - BIO
MTV Made’s Award winning singer-activist Maya Azucena travels the world making music that matters. Self-described as sounding like “The Roots if fronted by a singer with 4-octaves”, Billboard and the Washington Post have heralded her mesmerizing performances, as well as the Village Voice that said, “armed with a powerfully compelling voice, Azucena just could be the most impressive of the current hip-hop/soul/r&b diva crop.” Appreciated by many artists in the worlds of hip-hop, soul, jazz, dance and reggae, Maya has been part of countless collaborations, including a Grammy certificate winning feature on Stephen Marley’s CD “Mind Control,” and performances or recordings with artists as wide-ranging as Marcus Miller, Cormega, Mr. Cheeks, Roberta Flack, Immortal Technique, iNi Kamoze, Vernon Reid and Jonathan Peters. In 2010, Maya was heard on multiple tracks from the critically acclaimed album Pickin’ Up The Pieces by Fitz and The Tantrums. Her music has been featured on HBO’s The Wire and her likeness on NBC’s 30 Rock. Maya’s latest CD, CRY LOVE has been listed on several “Best of” 2011 lists including #1 on Pop Matters, and Amazon’s “Top Albums You May Have Missed”.
TRIGO FARE - BIO
TRIGO FARE is the production duo based out of Los Angeles, LOSLITO & CALEB SPEIR. Their musical creations began in the early 90’s when Caleb was the original bass player for the soul group, THE REBIRTH, founded by Loslito. Caleb is featured on the now underground cult classic “This Journey In”, while during this same period, Loslito was the keyboardist for the newly started BLACK EYED PEAS and BREAKESTRA band while producing “The Way You Make Me Feel” on the B.E.P.’s “Behind the Front” debut release & co-writer on OZOMATLI’s “O Le-Le”. Since then, Caleb, became a sought after touring bass & session player as well as a songwriter with such artists as NIKKA COSTA, MACY GRAY, Wil.I.AM, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, and won a Grammy for best duo performance on “AMERICAN BOY” ESTELLE. At the same time, Loslito went on to form the L.A. based KAJMERE SOUND records, which became an under ground hub for new music, which released THE REBIRTH full length as well as SY SMITH, CHOKLATE, PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, to name a few. Coming full circle, TRIGO FARE combines their many years of experience on all levels from creating, performing, touring and releasing and distributing next level music. They mix the new style-beat driven producer focus ala J DILLA, THE NEPTUNES, etc with the classic visionary producer approach ala QUINCY JONES, RICK RUBEN.