Oakland

REVIEW La Misa Negra – S/T

By 28 March, 2018

The seven member band from Oakland, California La Misa Negra resets their talent with their latest and self-titled second album. It’s a series of twelve songs with experimental elasticity rooted in Afro Colombian/Latin rhythms of the 1950s fused... Read Article

Los Rakas in South America

By 23 July, 2013

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of a lil group I first saw in 2011—Los Rakas, Panamanian cousins based in Oakland, Calif., who masterfully blend hip-hop, dancehall and reggaeton into some ass-shaking anthems. Using DIY street hustle and... Read Article