Boombox Cartel

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Boombox Cartel
Americo Garcia of Boombox Cartel
Americo Garcia of Boombox Cartel
Background information
Birth nameAmerico Alejandro Garcia
Born (1991-07-20) July 20, 1991 (age 29)
Laredo, TX[1]
OriginMonterrey, Mexico[2]
Genres HipHop Future Bass
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • producer
Years active2012—present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteboomboxcartel.com

Boombox Cartel is a Los Angeles-based DJ act consisting of producer Americo Garcia (of Laredo, Texas) and writing partner, Jorge Medina (of Monterrey, Mexico[5]).

History[edit]

Americo Garcia and writing partner Jorge Medina met while in high school in Monterrey, Mexico. After graduating the two moved to St. Paul, Minnesota to study audio engineering and music production at the now-defunct McNally Smith College of Music. After a brief stint in Minnesota they relocated to Los Angeles, California to further pursue their musical careers.

Having just arrived in LA, inspired by the cities vast diversity and multicultural influences Americo and Jorge self-released their breakout track, “B2U” featuring Ian Everson in 2015.[3][6] The track immediately garnered the attention of notable artists like Skrillex, Diplo, and Martin Garrix.

Boombox Cartel eventually signed with Diplo's label Mad Decent in 2016 and continued to develop their on-point production and sonic progression which was put on full display within the debut EP Cartel in April 2017.[3][7]

Releases[edit]

Release Year Label
Virus 2015 Self-Release
Spaceless
Scream
Where's My Money
Hardcut
B2U (featuring Ian Everson)
Aftershock (featuring Nghtmre) Mad Decent
Colors (featuring Grabbitz) 2016 Spinnin' Records
Flip (featuring Bro Safari) Self-Release
Dancing With Fire (featuring Stalking Gia)
Supernatural (featuring Quix) Mad Decent
Cartel EP 2017
Alamo
Whisper (featuring Nevve) 2018
Moon Love (featuring Nessly)
ID (featuring Flosstradamus)
NBD Self-Release
People I Know (featuring Panama)
Nothing To Hide (featuring Karra) 2019
4U (featuring Breakfast N Vegas, Tory Lanez, Bad Bunny)
New WIP (featuring MadeinTYO) Mad Decent
Drip (featuring Dillon Francis and Desiigner)
All I Want (featuring Griff Clawson)[8] Self-Release
Remember[9]
Máquina[10] 2020
All Again (with Krane)[11] Dim Mak Records
Shadow (with Moody Good featuring Calivania)[12] 2021 Monta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aspire to Inspire 028: Boombox Cartel". Your EDM. 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  2. ^ "Boombox Cartel". Partyflock. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  3. ^ a b c "[Interview] Boombox Cartel Talks the Cartel EP, EDC Mexico & the US Government - EDMTunes". EDMTunes. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  4. ^ "Interview & MiniMix: Boombox Cartel - NEST HQ". NEST HQ. 2015-10-28. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  5. ^ "Aspire to Inspire 028: Boombox Cartel". 2014-10-07.
  6. ^ "boombox-cartel-celebrates-one-year-of-b2u-interview". Earmilk. 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  7. ^ "Boombox Cartel Deliver Versatile Debut EP, 'Cartel'!". EDMIdentity. 2017-04-22. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  8. ^ Mao, Jessica (2019-10-21). "Boombox Cartel soften up on 'All I Want' with Griff Clawson". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2019-10-29. Retrieved 2019-10-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Stack, Chris (2020-12-20). "Boombox Cartel shows softer side on new feeler, 'Remember'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2019-12-21. Retrieved 2020-01-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Narozniak, Rachel (2020-03-21). "Boombox Cartel calls in the 808s on latest live wielding, 'Máquina'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Weisband, Sami (2020-09-25). "Krane and Boombox Cartel drop long-awaited track, 'All Again'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Powell, Karlie (2021-04-28). "Boombox Cartel drops 'Shadow' with Moody Good, reveals Cartel II EP is Finished". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-05-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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