Biography

There are at least 4 artists/bands with the name Sonora:

1. Latin and third world/global bass producer
2. Post-shoegaze band from Ottawa, Canada
3. metal band
4. Indie Rock band from Vienna, Austria

1.
Sonora, also known as Sonora Longoria, is a producer of Latin and third world/global bass music who resides in San Antonio, Texas. He released his debut EP, “Siempre Fresco,” in September of 2010 through the label Peligrosa, since then he has had other releases through Dutty Artz, Friends of Friends, Man Recordings, Sounds Of Sumo, and Mad Decent.

The “cumbia child” Sonora has accomplished quite a few projects with global artists, one being for his “Remezcla” EP series where he takes on remixing and recording with carioca bass diva Zuzuka Poderosa. The album recieved a great review by MTV in which they stated:

“her souped-up Brazilian chatter collides head-on with Sonora’s Latin-flavored bass. As you might imagine, sparks fly everywhere and stuff catches on fire.”

“Sonora found a way of taking those songs and making them more articulate. What comes out is something like tropical disco.” - MTV Iggy

Currently he is working and wrapping up new remix projects with latin vocalist/mc, Boogat, and Oakland based Panamanian duo Los Rakas, and working on his releases with the crew and label “Peligrosa” as well as his debut album being the newest signee to “Little Owl Recordings”

“Sonora is definitely the most prolific producer that this whole new electropical scene has given us.” - Remezcla Musica



2.
Sonora was formed in Ottawa in 2000, by long time friends Wil Richardson (Lakeport Auto Electric), Jacob Earl, Dana Clow, and Shaun Peppy. They released their debut EP, “Road 44”, in 2002. Though they have not performed live since 2004, they remain active as a recording band.


3.
SONORA, un grupo formado por las ganas de hacer metal, han sacado su primer CD este año 2007. Kosta y Grass (guitarra y batería de Boikot) parece que no…

Kosta y Grass (guitarra y batería de Boikot) parece que no tenían suficiente y necesitaban sacar su vena más metalera, junto a Lou como vocalista, Álvaro al bajo (ex bajista de Dover) y dando su toque especial, Julián (dj jabbar), a los platos, que le da un ambiente electrónico, fusionando scratchs y secuencias de loop, bien compensado con las guitarras, y ritmos de la batería.La voz expresa rabia, es muy enérgica y sabe saltar perfectamente de los graves a los agudos sin ningún tipo de esfuerzo.

Los riffs utilizados son bastante potentes, a un compás de batería muy veloz en la
mayoría de tiempos. El bajo forma un segundo plano, ya que apenas se hace notar en todo el disco.Empiezan con ‘’Al otro lado’’ que, musicalmente, recuerda al grupo estadounidense Linkin Park. “Lenguas de rata” es más hardcore, se parece mucho a Soziedad Alkoholika, incluso el cantante que acompaña a Lou en esta canción se asemeja mucho a la voz de S.A.El siguiente tema “No hay color”, suena a una versión de los Grass, grupo que tenían anteriormente Kosta y Grass.“Joven flor”, empieza a ritmo de drum’n’bass mezclado con scratchs, y va enlazando el guitarreo con ese ritmo. Para acabar, destaca la última canción, adaptación cañera de “Stayin’ alive” de los Bee Gees, muy bien versionada.Un disco muy elaborado.

Sábado, 22 de Diciembre de 2007
Redactora: Ariadna Sánchez

Tracklist:
01. Al otro lado
02. Diavola
03. Clandestino04. La ley del silencio
05. Lenguas de rata
06. No hay color
07. Joven flor
08. Espaldas mojadas
09. Torneo sonora
10. Transmutación
Componentes:
Lou Garx (voz)
Kosta (guitarra)
Álvaro (bajo)
Grass (batería)
Julián (DJ Jabbar)
SONORA “Elemento 1: Fuego”
2007 - Producciones BKTSonora, un grupo formado por las ganas de hacer metal, han sacado su primer CD este año
2007.
ROCK IN SPAIN

4.

SONORA (formed in Vienna, Austria in 2000) is the deep and resonant vocals from singer/guitarist Sabine Litschka, combined with Oliver Vendl’s melodic lead guitar and the thundering rhythm section of Hartwig Krebitz on bass and Florian Strobl on drums.

Together for 10 years, SONORA is a fearless and fiercely determined band. SONORA’s recorded output includes 2001’s single “The Hymn”, 2009’s “Days of Conquer” , 2010’s “Unplugged Sessions” EP. The song “Someday” from Days of Conquer was selected by Madalyn Sklar for the 2010 GoGirlsMusicFest compilation album. Their second full-length “Eleven Ways to Remind the Past” was recently released at a special event on the momentous date of 11-11-11.

Edited by sonoralongoria on 1 Jul 2012, 08:50

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