2017-11-13 02:01:00 UTC
Mostacho Xprmnt was founded by Costa Rican drummer and composer Andres Marin in Brooklyn, New York. The NeoSoul/Fusion band is formed by Leala Cyr on vocals, Luis D'Elias on guitar, Dave Lowenthal on bass and Hayely Lam on keys.
It started as an outlet to create music without limitations as far as genres or styles, therefore the experimental component. It consolidated in 2013 with Eitan Akman, Haruka Yabuno and Najwa Mahiaddin. As they worked with Malayan singer Najwa Mahiaddin the group took a stronger R&B and Soul direction, while maintaining elements of rock, jazz, funk and latin music. Some of their main influences include Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spalding, Snarky Puppy, Frank Zappa and Hiatus Kaiyote.
In 2015, korean singer Song Yi Jeon took over the lead vocals and in 2016 they released their first single “Que Mae Mas Raro” with Dave Lowenthal on bass, Luis D’Elias on guitar and Miguel Gallardo on keys. They have performed at Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, The Shrine, ShapeShifter Lab, Williamsburg Music Center and more venues in New York as well as in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
In 2017 singer Leala Cyr and pianist Hayley Lam join the band. In November they released an eclectic EP of remixes by 28 Lines, Matt Sokol and Copper Tony. They are currently working on post-production of the second single “Clap With Me”
Mostacho Xprmnt partnered with producers 28 Lines, Matt Sokol and Copper Tony to create the first EP of remixes of their Fusion/NeoSoul music. It was released under Music Dribble Entertainment. The result is 3 radically different songs with sounds that push genre boundaries in the same way that the band does, but bringing it into the electronic realm.
The original song "Que Mae Mas Raro" is an atonal composition and an ode to weirdness. It was performed by Song Yi Jeon on vocals, Luis D'Elias on guitar, Dave Lowenthal on bass, Miguel Gallardo on keys and Andres Marin on drums.
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