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  • Years Active

    1994 – 1999 (5 years)

  • Founded In

    Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

  • Members

    • David Hidalgo
    • Louie Pérez
    • Mitchell Froom
    • Tchad Blake

Latin Playboys is an experimental/latin-rock group composed of David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake. They were active in the 1990s.

The band began with a series of demo recordings made by Hidalgo on a home cassette tape 4-track machine. The demos were intended for Hidalgo's main group, Los Lobos, but producer/keyboardist Froom thought the demos were interesting enough on their own to justify a new band. With Los Lobos member Pérez, and Froom's frequent production partner Blake, Latin Playboys was formed.

Latin Playboys was released in 1994 and Dose in 1999. Critic Richie Unterberger described their music as "a twisted and avant-garde take on roots music. Latin Playboys draw from blues, border music, experimental studio trickery, and cinematic sound textures."

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