Marcelo C. Baéz is a Mexican-born, California-raised DJ, writer, and composer. He moved to New York City in 2006 to produce Nacotheque, an event which focused on Spanish-sung dance music. Nacotheque became known as “one of the most insane parties in the City” (The Village Voice), earned a following “not only for its up-and-coming acts from Latin American and Spain, but for its beautiful, multiculti, straight and queer crowd” (TimeOut), and was appointed “the place to hang for Latino hipsters” (NY Post.)
Marcelo’s sets, always characterized by a blend of old, new, rare and forgotten dance tunes, led the producer to create a new event in 2013. Playfully titled after Gerardo’s crossover pop hit from 1991, "Rico Suave" still focused on promoting Spanish-sung music, but through a collection of updated mashups and remixes (“cumbiaton, tropirock, perreopop”.) The highly-inclusive party celebrated its 5th anniversary on June of 2018 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Having performed various clubs in Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Puerto Rico, México City, and Bogotá, among other popular hotspots, Marcelo has also participated in a wide variety of events, including Latin Grammy afterparties & The CIELO Gala (The fundraising gala of the Latino Commission on AIDS).
When not dabbling in nightlife, “Chelo” records music under P3CULIAR. He’s also written columns for VICE, MTV IGGY, Fusion, Univision, Remezcla, and has been a guest on NPR’s Code Switch podcast.
Jesús Daniel, aka "Mucha Onda", is a Mexican DJ, and radio producer in Mexico City spinning Reggaeton and Hip-Hop beats in a project called Perreo Millennial. He brings a new approach of Reggaeton to Mexico City that has since then created dance parties that are inclusive and empowering.
Collective: Perreo Millennial
Yesenia, aka Tech Grl, is a Peruvian-American producer from Los Angeles. She is part of an Urban label called Neo Perreo where other artists like Tomasa del Real and Flavia Sustancia have revolutionized the world of reggeaton creating a new sub-genre called Neo Perreo. Her music moves obscure corners of Latin American underground music, changing the male-dominated perspective we've had of reggaeton.
Collective: Neo Perreo
Cruize FX is a rapper, songwriter and producer from the southwest side of Chicago. He began writing rhymes at the age of 13 after being inspired by rappers like Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Common to carry a positive message over soulful production. In 2006, Cruize joined the collective, Double Seven Three Recordz, as a hip hop artist. At age of 20 started making beats using his Maschine in to bring a nostalgic, old school sound with a fresh, new school flavor. Cruize FX has opened up for various major and independent artists including Twista, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Do or Die, Alex Wiley, Reverie, Hypno Carlito, Nina Sky, Etc. Carrying an extremely versatile style that incorporates elements of Jazz, Soul, House, Psychedelic and other genres into hip hop, his hopes are to work with other artists who can bring something new and different to today’s music.
"was formed in late 2018 from Chicago's barrios of Pilsen and La Villita. Cultivating our experiences and culture together, Our musical influence comes from a variety of genres, predominantly Chicano elements with the soul of Latin/ Hip-Hop beats.
Our music transpires from our reflections of our families' support, our passion and our faith in each other."