Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Music: Maluca

Born in the Bronx and raised in Manhattan by Dominican parents, Maluca is that increasingly rare bird--a downtown girl who brings together the classic cool, glamour, grit and passion of New York City in an instant! After meeting Diplo at a karaoke bar, the two starting working together resulting in her debut single "El Tigeraso" (coming via Mad Decent), an infectious track that draws on her Dominican electro Merengue roots. Maluca had her first public perfomance at the SXSW FADER fort and tore the roof off with a short set that showcased her wide range of influences - from artists such as ESG, Savannah Band, Wu-Tang, Gil Scott Heron, Nina Simone to styles like Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, House, Disco, and Freestyle. Keep your eyes open and platanos peeled for the self proclaimed "1/2 dominican 1/2 Pain in the ass."

(Txt via WikiLatino)

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