California-based Latin alternative duo Raul Y Mexia are on this year’s Pachanga Latino Music Fest lineup, but they also recently released their debut album Arriba Y Lejos through Nacional Records. The sound of this album is thanks to Grammy-nominated producer Antonio “Toy” Hernandez, better known as Toy Selectah, who steered the mashed-up pop, rap, Mexican- Latin dance sounds and produced the majority of songs in this 10-track album. The duo is currently offering a free download of their single “Solo Para Ti” on Facebook.
Raul Y Mexia –sons of Hernan Hernandez of the legendary Los Tigres del Norte- is a pop duo that creates a unique sound around hip hop, cumbia, Latin ballads and electronic dance music. They were signed to Latin Alternative label Nacional Records last year. In 2010, they jumped into the spotlight with their single “Todos Somos Arizona,” which talks about the immigration conflict in the U.S. Today, the music video for their debut single “Las Escondidas” is on heavy rotation at MTV Tr3s after debuting on Univision’s Primer Impacto last month.
You can watch the music video for “Las Escondidas” below.