Watch: Austin Vida + Blastro2: Crate Digging Roots ft. DJ Mel and DJ Orión

Two of Austin’s most popular veteran DJs sit down at Hotel Vegas for a Blastro2/Austin Vida video shoot to discuss some of their favorite records. What was supposed to be a video shoot with a touring artist where DJ Mel and DJ Orión talk records with them, ended up giving birth to a new video […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 video interview: Mexican Instititute of Sound

Hotel Vegas and The Volstead Lounge hosted a special Red Bull Panamérika event in September that featured Nacional Records recording artist Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS). The concert was part of the four city “Wazzap Tour” in which MIS performed with a full band and Los Master Plus co-headlined each tour date.  It was one […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 video interview: Grupo Fantasma

Grupo Fantasma is a Grammy Award winning Latin fusion collective that formed in 2000 here in Austin. The biggest and baddest Latin band in the land, the group has worked or recorded with Maceo Parker, Sheila-E, Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets, Ruben Ramos, GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and indie-singer songwriter Daniel Johnston. They […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 video interview: Como Las Movies

Austin-based Como Las Movies (CLM) may be the newest “Latin band” on the scene, but are composed of some familiar faces. The group features three ex-members from popular Indie en Español band Maneja Beto. After debuting to the public during Free Week in January, CLM have been playing regularly in Austin and were performers at […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 Video Interview: Jesse & Joy

Mexico City’s favorite pop siblings Jesse & Joy were in Austin recently for their debut taping for popular television program Austin City Limits. The Latin Grammy award winning duo released their third studio album ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? via Warner Music Mexico in 2011 and their fame in the U.S. has grown ever […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 Video Interview: Bang Data

Northern California’s Latin Alternative groundbreaking independent band Bang Data was part of the Pachanga Latino Music Festival in May. Their unique blend of Latin fusion is representative of the new sound of San Francisco’s Bay Area eclectic underground scene, much like what we have here in Texas. We saw this first hand at South By […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 Video Interview: 3Ball MTY

Austin Vida’s Ian Morales interviews Latin Grammy winners 3Ball MTY at Pachanga Fest for Blastro2. Sorry, but this is not a pointy boot video.

Austin Vida + Blastro2 Video Interview: Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta

Austin got their first look at Tucson-based musician Sergio Mendoza with his band Y La Orkesta at Pachanga Fest in 2010. No stranger to Austin, Mendoza is a touring musician for popular indie bands DeVotchka and Calexico. However, it is Y La Orkesta that turns heads and take you back in time to the big […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 Video Interview: Los Rakas

Los Rakas are a Panamanian rap duo by way of Oakland, California. No stranger to Austin, the group was a featured performer on this year’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival and was here in March for South by Southwest. The Latin Alternative Music Conference “Discovery” award winners will soon be back on the road for a […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 Video Interview: Raul y Mexia

This spring San Jose, California-based duo Raul y Mexia – sons of Hernan Hernandez of the legendary Los Tigres del Norte – celebrated the release of their debut album Arriba Y Lejos through Nacional Records. The unique fusion of sounds on the album come from Grammy-nominated producer Antonio “Toy” Hernandez, better known as Toy Selectah, […]