TOCA Emerges From Los Angeles’ Underground Hip-Hop Scene With Self-Titled IN STORES NOW
Genre-Bending Album Features Busdriver, Pigeon John, 2 Mex and Aceyalone
TOCA Wants To Know: Are You Prepared To Challenge Your Musical Pallet?
(Los Angeles, CA) Fueled by six main members and a genre-bending sound that spans rap, jazz, punk, reggae, pop and rock, LA’s own TOCA strives to bring the focus of the music industry back to artistic creativity and expression. Their self-titled debut dropped May 29 on Two-Tone Elephants Music and features Busdriver, Pigeon John, 2 Mex and Aceyalone among others.
“This album really has a piece of everybody in the band,” says songwriter and vocalist Danny “Xinxo” Rodriguez. “There wasn’t one particular person who made it all happen. It was all of us.” Joining Xinxo in TOCA are Ceschi Ramos (the band’s musical mastermind), David Ramos (drummer, vocalist), Tommy Valencia (vocalist, multi-instrumentalist), Danny Levin (horns) and Max Heath (piano). “The niche of the band is that we constantly switch up genres and styles from song to song,” Valencia explains. “We kind of just do what we want. It’s an anything goes type of mentality.”
The 80’s synth-pop inspired lead single “Liar” is a great example of TOCA’s willingness to explore and take a musical risk. The video for “Liar” can be seen on the bands website and myspace page.