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Viva Phx Q&A: ECNO

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ECNO, interview, Viva Phx 2015

El Conjunto Nueva Ola, known more simply as ECNO, formed in Mexico City in 2012. That same year, the six-member band released its debut album. The group’s mission is to “bring flavor and get people to dance to the rhythm of cumbia, mixing new wave, rock and disco sounds into hits from various iconic groups like La Sonora Dinamita, to the late Chico Che and Rigo Tovar.” See ECNO perform live on March 14 at Viva Phx — Goldwater Room (21+) at 11 P.M..

Read our interview with ECNO below and purchase Viva Phx tickets here
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Very first concert you attended and a memory from it.
Mexican super rap group Caló. I remember the singer was very ugly and the chicks had nice nalgas!

If you could have any musician (dead or alive) as a mentor, who would it be?
El Angel del Rock, Laureano Brizuela.

Very first concert you played and a memory from it.
I blacked out so I don’t remember.

Artist you would most like to collaborate with or have produce your music?
Taylor Swift.

Personal truth that fans would be surprised to know about you.
My hair is mine, I’ve got the receipts.

How do you spend a typical day when you’re not touring or busy recording?
Nude modeling or donating sperm.

One artist or album you could never get tired of listening to?
The theme from MASH.

Earliest music-related memory you have?
Playing the inside walls of my mother’s womb in 3/4 beat with strong syncopation.

Nicest thing a fan has ever said, or given, to you?
“It actually tastes like pineapple.”

Interesting fact about your newest release.
Jom Dipo (Pa’la People)” was all played by paisanos that we picked up from a Home Depot.

Xperience you will never forget.
My alien abduction, but I’m still trying to remember some of it.


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  1. I’m so stoked to see Playboy Manbaby! Best band in the valley right now.

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