The band's roots date back to September 2010, when Dir. Hernandez (accordion / keyboards), Don DiaVlo (drums) and Atin (bass) conceived the idea of creating a totally energetic and danceable musical project.
Knowing that they lacked certain musical elements, the band decided to hold auditions - eventually recruiting El Sargento Susej (vocals), El Grillo (guitar) and El Matador Garcia (percussion). El Sonido Callejero was born one month later.
As musicians of diverse roots and Mexican culture, they arrived to the United States to finish their ten song album. Currently, El Sonido Callejero has released its first single 'Oye Mami,' which was soon supported by the release of their November 2011 record titled "El Sonido Callejero." ESC is presently in the studio recording their second album which will be released in June 2012, and its single 'La Fuerza Humana' will be available in March. Promotional tours are being booked all over Europe, Mexico, the US and Latin America to support their first album.
The band is charged with latin rhythms, while rock, cumbia, nortenas and reggae influences, among others, flow through their veins and can be heard in their songs.
Its catchy rhythms and interesting combinations lie at the heart of their sound, supported by the strength of Sargento Susej's voice, the melodic accordeon of Dir. Hernandez, Grillo's guitar and six string bass with norteno hints, Matador Garcia's percussions, Atin's bass and Don DiaVlo's drums.
This is the lineup of... El Sonido Callejero.
Having recently starred in the rock opera "La Muerte Vive" at the Million Dollar Theater in LA, Santos de Los Angeles is an internationally touring recording artist who leads a small orchestra and produces burlesque performances from LA, New York, to London and The Hague. His message of amor y paz is key to his music, which is injected with hip hop, R&B, roots reggae, dancehall and reggaeton. These rhythms along with romantic boleros have become Santos' signature sound, and simultaneously offers an identity to the West Coast Latin Music scene that is more rooted in our distinctly Mexican and Latin African cultures.