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BANG DATA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “GALÁCTICA” ON MAY 30TH
NEW ALBUM LOCO COMING THIS SUMMER!
(Oakland, CA) – Bay Area based duo, Bang Data combines many different musical textures into their songwriting to cultivate a sound unlike anyone else making music today. It is a veritable assortment of sound, with elements of cumbia, reggae, dance and hip-hop mixed with a heap of rock n’ roll energy and exposes you to a fusion of contagious electro acoustic rhythms, melodies and rhymes. Leading up to the release of their third album, LOCO (coming this summer), Bang Data is set to release the lead single “Galáctica,” due out on May 30th. Pre-orders are now available at iTunes.
Bang Data is comprised of singer/rapper/songwriter, Deuce Eclipse and producer/multi-instrumentalist Juan Manuel Caipo, who came together in 2008 as a songwriting team after being introduced by a mutual friend. Within a few months of working together, they were readying their first EP, Maldito Carnaval. Knowing that they shared the same attitude toward experimentation and mixing different genres together, Bang Data quickly built up speed. In 2011, a track from their debut album, La Sopa, was featured on the 4th season of Breaking Bad. They became the house band for two seasons on El Rey Network’s wrestling show, Lucha Undergroud, and had songs in the feature film Spare Parts and TV series Criminal Minds Beyond Borders. In 2016, Bang Data collaborated and contributed the song “Fortunate Son” to the critically acclaimed Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute album, Quiero Creedence. Bang Data recently released a viral video hit for the track “Fortunate Son” that focused on a young girl dragging a Trump look-a-like piñata through the streets of predominantly Latino barrios in Los Angeles.
“Bay Area band Bang Data’s rap-enhanced bilingual version of “Fortunate Son” is a stand out that accentuates the current resonance of the messages in CCR’s songs.” – Billboard
Conceptualized by Caipo, the Quiero Creedence album came about when a friend who recommended that Bang Data cover Creedence Clearwater Revival. The idea soon became a collaborative effort with Criteria Entertainment and Concord Music Group. The album features such artists as Juan Gabriel, Andrés Calamaro, Bunbury, Enjambre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Billy Gibbons & La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia, Bang Data and Diamante Eléctrico. The album topped the iTunes US Latino and Mexico chart.
Bang Data’s single (from the new album LOCO), “Galáctica” is their first piece of new music since the Quiero Creedence collaboration. It is about something we can all relate to – the unattainable object of your affection. For Deuce Eclipse, ‘Galáctica’ is about someone who doesn’t give you the time of day after you try and try. In the end, you have to move on because the other person just doesn’t see it. “Concurs Caipo, “Galáctica is this girl, completely out of this world in every way, who is somewhat of a wild card. At the same time, she’s kind of breaking our heart.”
The new album LOCO was recorded and mixed at Caipo’s studio, Rockolito Music in Oakland, which brought the guys back to the place where they first started recording songs. Writing the lead single came naturally, testing the song out with just a guitar and vocals the guys knew they had something. “I feel that we captured an immediate vibe from Deuce’s vocal. 90% of the vocal takes are from the original writing session. Love how he brought tons of vibe and it’s mostly him singing and barely rapping which changed things up as well,” says Caipo. Added Deuce, “Once Caipo came up with calling the girl “Galáctica,” it all just rolled from there. The best part of creating the song was at the end of the day we stopped, listened to it, then looked at each other and both thought, Woah, what did we just create here? ”
Reflecting Deuce and Caipo’s heritage LOCO is a bilingual album, with songs in both Spanish and English. The new album has a universal appeal and is about love, politics, and life. For Deuce and Caipo, they explain, “with LOCO, more than ever, we feel we want to share our music, stories and culture in a time that many call “Trumps America”. We are Latinos born in the USA, we’re from here and our music is a reflection of that as well as a contribution to American culture. Hopefully this album will open the mind of those people who feel that people that speak another language do not belong here.”
Bang Data lives for the live performance and promises audiences a different experience with each and every show. Bang Data performs with a full band, and at times as a duo, that shakes the stage and dance floors alike. They will be performing select west coast dates this summer in support of the album.
June 3rd @ Omni Commons – Oakland, CA
June 17th @ Yerba Buena Gardens Festival – San Francisco, CA
July 8 @ Pachamerica Festival @ Ophelia’s, Denver, CO
July 16 @ Copa Bud Light Soccer Tournament, Oakland, CA
August 5 @ Copa Bud Light Soccer Tournament, Modesto OR Visalia, CA
August 17 @ Undercover Ray Charles @ SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA
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