Los Dynamite

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Los Dynamite are a Mexican indie rock band based in Mexico City. Most of their songs are written in English.[1][2]

The band is made up of Diego Solorzano (vocals, guitar), Miguel Angel Bribiesca (bass) and Eduardo Pacheco (drums)[3] and previously Felipe Botello (guitar).[4]

They met first at INHUMYC (a high school placed in the district of Tlalpan, in Mexico City) and started playing together, helped by Paco Huidobro. The band became famous when their song TV was used in a commercial of the cellphone company Telcel through summer of 2005.[5][6] Their influences include The Velvet Underground, The Clash, Pixies, New Order, Joy Division, Depeche Mode,[5] Interpol and The Strokes.[4] The band mixes rock with techno and punk.[7]

They opened the concerts of Interpol[6] and played at festivals like Creamfields. They have shared the stages with artists like The Secret Machines, Bloc Party, The Kills,[5] The Stills, Dirty Pretty Things,[8] Incubus, The Juan Mclean and The Faint.

Their songs TV and Katatonic placed in the charts of Mexican alternative stations like Reactor 105.7 and Ibero 90.9 as best singles of the year, and Mexican Rolling Stone placed them as the most promising Mexican bands. They released their first album, Greatest Hits (released through Noiselabs and produced by Paco Huidobro),[5] in 2006, with the tracks: TV, Frenzy, Pleasure, Smile, Ready Ready, Hold On, I'm 32, No Me Sueltes, 24, Katatonic, Visions with their first video 'Ready Ready' directed by Pablo Dávila.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Los Dynamite rompen el viejo tabú de hacer 'Rock en tu idioma'". La Cronica de Hoy (in Spanish). 22 August 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ Kun, Josh (13 May 2007). "Mexico City's Indie Rock, Now Playing to the World". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ Riquejo, Fabián (25 August 2008), "Sacan la vuelta a sonido étnico", El Norte (in Spanish), p. 9 
  4. ^ a b Castañeda, Luis Felipe (7 July 2006), "Hacen explosión", Reforma (in Spanish), p. 39 
  5. ^ a b c d "Hacen vibrar Los Dynamite con su música al público de la Cumbre Tajín". La Cronica de Hoy (in Spanish). 22 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Prepara el grupo Los Dynamite nuevo material discográfico", Agencia Mexicana de Noticias, NOTIMEX (in Spanish), 24 April 2007 
  7. ^ García, Juan Carlos (17 June 2006), "Trae Dynamite 'Grandes Éxitos' en su debut", Reforma (in Spanish), p. 11 
  8. ^ "Se unirán Porter, Los Dynamite y Le Barón en una velada rockera", Agencia Mexicana de Noticias, NOTIMEX (in Spanish), 21 September 2007 

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