The last day of LAMC is always the most relaxed for us. The conference is almost done, the panels are over, and no running between venues and the studio. Just one ultimate show on what turned out to be a gorgeous NYC city summer day in Central Park. And ultimate is the word.
LAMC 2012 was capped off with sets by last nights guest in studio - DJ Raff — who spun between the acts and kept the crowd dancing. Still it was DJ group and the Latin Billboard smash outta Mexico - 3BallMTY, that proved so popular people were literally begging these young guys to kiss their babies and autograph their bodies.
All day everyone wondered who was walking around filming the show in metallic-reflective silver jeans. Those in the know kept yelling “Cucho” at him all day, as it was Gustavo Parisi - one of the many members of the Argentine supergroup Los Auténticos Decadentes - who next filled the stage. Their signature sound of traditional music and mixed into a non-stop Ska party — as witnessed, got EVERY generation dancing.
Seems only fitting that a great week of music be capped by a KCRW friend we’ve been missing — Kinky! The Mexican band out of Moneterrey spoke with Raul backstage about how gracious it felt to come back and headline the closing show of LAMC where years ago they won the Discovery Award. Needless to say the crowd became a riot and it was an amazing close-out to a fantastic week at LAMC.