Plastilina Mosh

The fertile Angeleno independent hip-hop scene, populated by the likes of Beck and Sukia, was crashed in 1998 by the two Mexicans from Monterey who record as Plastilina Mosh. Programmer Alejandro Rosso and vocalist/guitarist Jonaz, who have also been compared to the Beastie Boys, debuted to the American public at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, TX, and caught the eye of Beck, who financed a session through his Bong Load label with producer Tom Rothrock (who had previously recorded "Loser" with Beck). Signed to Capitol, Plastilina Mosh began recording their debut full-length with the additional help of Angeleno hip-hop collective Sukia plus Café Tacuba's Anónimo on guest vocals. Aquamosh was released in June 1998 and Juan Manuel followed two years later on Astralwerks. Next jumping to EMI, the duo issued Hola Chicuelos in July 2003, and Plastilina Mosh played a spot at 2004's South by Southwest festival. Tasty + B Sides appeared in April 2006, complete with an accompanying DVD of the group's music videos and other bonus features. After a performance at the first South Padre Music Festival, Plastilina Mosh released All U Need Is Mosh in 2008. ~ John Bush

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