On September 11, 2012, GALLO released their debut album, FUEGO - an upbeat, dance focused, all-Spanish language album (with the addition of one sexy track in French). The release of FUEGO will be supported by a national tour later this year.
GALLO [pronounced Gah-yo] is the new Los Angeles based, multi-lingual, worldbeat band created by Kinski Gallo and his brother, Rodax – the frontman and bassist, respectively, of the highly acclaimed, award winning rock band, Monte Negro.
Collaborating with Grammy Award winning engineer, Seth Horan (Robi Draco, Black Guayaba), as well as renowned keyboardist and programmer Juan Covarrubias (Daddy Yankee) at Phantom Vox Studios in Hollywood, GALLO meticulously crafted their new high-energy vision to give birth to FUEGO. Additional artists contributing to the record include Christopher Cester (Jet/Damn Dogs), Chris Pierce (Brothers and Sisters/Army Wives), Garrett Henritz (Fol Chen) and Julia Rose (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
FUEGO will be followed shortly by its sister album, PHOENIX RISING, an all-English record set to be released on November 2, 2012.
After almost 10 years of delivering music geared towards alternative audiences around the world, Kinski and Rodax decided to form GALLO to pay homage to their many defining influences: ranging from electronica and pop to disco and punk rock.
Kinski and Rodax are seasoned veterans of the international music scene. When touring with their rock band, Monte Negro, they shared the stage with a variety of mega-acts ranging from Gwen Stefani and Nine Inch Nails, to Café Tacuba, to Zoé and Enanitos Verdes.
Originally hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, both brothers found their early Latin music influences within their own large family, looking primarily to their father who was, himself, an accomplished mariachi singer. They were surrounded at all times by traditional romantic ballads, boleros, and norteñas. In their early teens, they moved to Venice, CA where they were further exposed to all that American radio had to offer: rock ‘n’ roll, new wave, punk rock, and electronica.
Over the past years, Kinski and Rodax have at various times made music from every one of these genres, all the while striving to stay true to both their Latin American roots and to their contemporary Anglo inspiration.
So finally, as GALLO, the brothers are excited to offer a debut record that encompasses all that these years of experience and passion have brought them. With FUEGO, GALLO gets us up on our feet, groovin’ and movin’ to a fresh, fun sound. FUEGO delivers, and GALLO is only too happy to bring the music to every corner of the country and beyond.