Last night at Downtown Los Angeles’ La Cita the sicodélico hip-hop wizardry of Carlos Pesina‘s latest project, which he calls Francisco Y Madero after the fallen 33rd president of Mexico, was on full display. The event was the latest stop on a four-city reventón serving as the launch for Heineken’s new dark beer, Indio.
After opening sets by Ganas of Mas Exitos and Teams (who all performed with their faces covered), Pesina took the stage to showcase his trippy sounds, which have been accurately described as “a Mexican version of Animal Collective.” Admittedly, I’m not too famliar with Pesina’s work, but the mix of psychedelia, electronica, and traditional Mexican folk with a hint of hip-hop – which he performed with a modestly small equipment set-up – had my head nodding all night.
Pesina and his Francisco Y Madero project will be hitting up three more stops on the Hola Indio tour: San Francisco on August 22nd with Magic Touch & Juan Data, Chicago on August 24th with Gemini Club & British Knights, and Austin on August 25th with Heavenly Beat & DJ Orión. RSVP now for entry!
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Words by John Morales