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Travel Tips For Aztlan: Top 10 Albums for 2012

Producer/founder Mark Torres and co-host Mariluz Gonzalez pick the hits they've spun on air this past year

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: December 31, 2012


Travel Tips For Aztlan: Top 10 Albums for 2012


KPFK Travel Tips For Aztlan's producer/founder Mark Torres and co-host Mariluz Gonzalez present their Top 10 albums for 2012, based on what both of them have aired on the radio, their preferences, or were released in 2012.

The longest running bilingual Latin Alternative radio show in Los Angeles, Travel Tips For Aztlan (16 years!) airs every Saturday on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, 98.7 in Santa Barbara &93.7 San Diego & all over the world on www.kpfk.org .

Mark Torres's Top 10 -- Artist / Album / Country
Quetza / Imaginaries / Los Angeles
Carla Morrison / Dejenme Llorar / Tecate
Gaby Moreno / Postales / Los Angeles + Guatemala
La Santa Cecilia / El Valor / Los Angeles
Las Cafeteras / It's Time / Los Angeles
Klaus & Kinski / Herreros y Fatigas / Spain
Chetes / Cardio Sapien / Mexico
Hidrogenesse / Un Digito Binario Dudoso / Spain
Suave as Hell / Suave as Hell / Mexico City + Guadalajara
Siddhartha / Why You...? / Guadalajara

Mariluz Gonzalez' Top 10 -- Artist / Album / Country

Gaby Moreno / "Postales" / (Los Angeles : Guatemala)
Gepe ' "GP" / Chile
Hector Guerra y Pachamama Crew / "Amor Desde El Infierno" Mix Tape / Ecuador + Spain
El Haru Kuroi / "Canta Gallo" / Los Angeles
Ritchie Valens / "Little Richard of The Valley" Compilation tribute / Mexico City
Juan Cirerol / "Haciendo Leña" / Mexicali, Mexico
Bang Data / "La Sopa" / Oakland
Joe Volume / "Lonesome Water, Lonely Sea" / Mexico City + LA
Avanti Esperanza / "Palabras Que Son Misiles" / Argentina
El Conjunto Nueva Ola / "El Conjunto Nueva Ola" / Mexico City

During 2012, we can also highlight the wonderful in–studio LIVE performance in KPFK's legendary Studio A of Gaby Moreno who returned to Travel Tips For Aztlan for a second time delivering an incredible stellar performance, premiering her newly released Spanish language album "Postales", earning us an accolade from Los Angeles Times

In 2013, KPFK Travel Tips For Aztlan's faithful ride on the cutting edge seeks to break out artists from all corners of the world. Nonetheless, we're bringing it back home to Los Angeles and foresee newcomer Irene Diaz as the next Angelino to pop up into the music scene whom we are scheduled to premiere her album LIVE in our Studio A.

Here's Irene Diaz in "Tricky Game" http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LwM1fkxOjVE

'Travel Tips for Aztlán' on 90.7 in LA, 98.7 in Santa Barbara, in San Diego, with 16 years in the air, has become an official stop for the bands and artists of all multicultural musical generations. Important and famous groups such as Café Tacvba, Los Aterciopelados, Enjambre, Pastilla, Victimas de Doctor Cerebro, David Garza and many more have visited this space that has opened its doors to every talent in United States and the world.

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