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So What's New With You? The Shameless Self-Promotion of Gomez Comes Alive

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 10, 2011 11:33pm | Post a Comment
A few people have wondered why I don’t use the Amoeba Blog to promote myself, so here I go. I promise to return to World Music and Amoeba Hollywood on my next blog.

As a deejay I’ve had some great gigs recently. I have performed with the likes of Celso PiƱa, Very Be Careful, B-Side Players and Buyepongo. Anda! A monthly retro- Cumbia/Salsa/Merengue party that DJ’s Juan Lennon, Gazooo, Mando Fever and I started three years ago is still going strong. Our Next Anda on May 7th will have DJ Nu-Mark as our guest. If you haven’t heard Nu-Mark’s latest mix, “Take Me With You” on the Mochilla label, you are in for a treat. It is a mixtape of Jurassic worldly proportions, to say the least.

Anda With DJ NU-Mark

NU-Mark Take Me With You

I have a new residency at the Grand Star in Chinatown, joining the Intensified crew every second Saturday of the month. Intensified features great Reggae, Rocksteady and Latin sounds with The Lawless One and King Steady Beat. I am very happy to be joining them. Speaking of King Steady Beat, we will be releasing an all-vinyl Cumbia mixtape as The Mucho Lucho Sound System. That will be released in May. Artist Lalo Alcaraz did the artwork for the CD. He is the creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip "La Cucaracha” and it’s an honor that his art will be on the CD.

Mucho Lucho Sound System

On the radio side, I continue to be a part-time contributor to 90.7 KPFK’s Travel Tips For Aztlan (Saturdays from 10pm to 12am), although with the frequent weekend gigs I haven’t had much of a chance to contribute as of late. I did, however, get a chance to record my first set for Dublab, which you can download by going here. My set was a tribute to the Mas Exitos crew. I really miss them spinning every other Tuesday at the Verdugo. Many thanks to Frosty for letting me play on the Dublab spaceways. April 15th I will be doing a set on Kill Radio.org from 4-6pm on the show An Urban Manifesto. For more info, click here.


Gomez Comes Alive On Dublab

As a musician, I will be playing keys with the band Chicano Son on April 17th at East Side Luv. Due to the DJ gigs and the writing, I haven’t been playing much music of late, so this will be fun. I do plan to record over the next few weeks, so who knows what will transpire. 

Speaking of the writing, I continue to write for the Amoebblog. Los Angeles Me started as a blog about Los Angeles but I felt that there are many people that write about Los Angeles much better than I. L.A.M. now features reviews on new World Music releases and what World Music the people of Los Angeles are currently into. In the coming months I will be interviewing more World Music related artists and fans of the genre. I really love that so many people are starting to explore music from other countries that they never would have before. I also enjoy that immigrants and first generation Americans are rediscovering their roots through music.

So far 2011 has been good to me. I enjoy that at part of my income comes from writing and deejaying. I never expect to get paid for the things I love to do but I’m always pleasantly surprised when I do.

Upcoming Shows

Friday April 15th
Live DJ Set on An Urban Manifesto on Kill Radio.org
4pm-6pm PST
Listen in on www.killradio.org

Sunday April 17th
Chicano Son At Eastside Luv
1835 E. 1st Street
Boyle Heights, CA, 90033
9pm-1am
21&Over/Free

Saturday May 7th
Anda! W/ DJ Nu-Mark
Mal’s Bar
2331 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA
21 And Over/$7

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