Sync It Up NYC with Blssom, Erick Elera, Nando Chang, Di WAV, Neysa Blay + Special Guests

Sync It Up NYC with Blssom, Erick Elera, Nando Chang, Di WAV, Neysa Blay + Special Guests

Tue · July 9, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

BLSSOM
BLSSOM
Blssom: a blooming New York-based Latin alternative duo

Pop, rock, dance, tropical music, and many other influences converge in the music of a new Latin alternative project: Blssom. Formed in New York City by Carlos Marin and Patricia Cornejo, the band puts together energetic live shows that take the audience emotions into a rollercoaster, blending all sorts of musical influences without any prejudice, just for the sake of making the music they love.

Alma Paraiso is the very first single released by Blssom. The song is just the first sneak peek from a total of five songs recorded at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn and produced by Didi Gutman (BrazilianGirls, C+C Music Factory, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Gustavo Cerati).

The story of Blssom goes back several years in time, when Patricia posted an online ad asking for musicians who were interested in developing a new and fresh musical project. “I have always been very shy and at the time I was always locked in my bedroom writing lyrics and melodies. One day I decided I would give it a try to go out and sing those songs in front of an audience; but I needed a creative partner. Carlos was the one who answer the post and from that moment on we developed a friendship and a creative partnership that eventually became Blssom” says Cornejo, the lead singer.

“I think we complement each other on multiple levels. I came to New York from Colombia when I was still a teenager, and after finishing my studies I started playing with different bands all over the city. I played hard rock; jazz… all sorts of music. I even made music for TV shows and advertisement. But when I met Pati I found the creative partner I was looking for to make honest and sincere music that came from within our hearts”, says Carlos Marin, co-writer, co-producer, and bass player in Blssom.

Blssom started playing several months ago in New York, and all along the and they have improved their songwriting skills and production methods. “Sometimes Patricia brings an almost finished song – with lyrics and melody – and I help her

with the harmony and the structure. Sometimes we start with a harmonic cycle or a percussion sequence. We don’t actually have a fixed way of writing music, so we wanted to find the same freedom and compatibility in a producer and that’s what we found in Didi Gutman”, adds Carlos.

The production of the first five songs by Blssom took several months, but the result is outstanding. There is a place in those recordings for all of the influences and music traditions brought to the table by a Colombian and a New Yorker born to Bolivian parents.

“When I was a little girl I used to listen to all sorts of music”, says Patricia. “My dad used to play the guitar and he used to give me keyboards and other music instruments for me to play. He used to listen to boleros and classic rock, and in high school I got interested in Sade, Björk, Carlos Santana, Selena Quintanilla… everything was very eclectic at home”.

As its name indicates, the music of Blssom blooms as it is heard. “We have tried several names, but this one is the one that we liked the most; it is related to nature, to the growth of things,” says Marin.

Besides music writing and production, Carlos Marin and Patricia Cornejo are in charge of designing all of their graphic pieces. For more information on Blssom visit www.blssom.com
Erick Elera
Erick Elera (Lima, 1983) is one of the most popular and beloved artists in Peru, with a long career in both music and television. His fame and charisma transcend borders, taking him to several Latin American countries, as well as to the United States, Italy and Japan.

This time Erick Elera brings his new album, the first in the Urban Latin genre, called Vamos Pa'Lante. This new project was produced by Manuel Garrido-Lecca and Edú Olivé (both Latin Grammy nominees), has songs written by important composers such as Mario Cáceres, Periko Almeida and Patrick Ingunza, and has appearances by important international artists, such as Los Rabanes.

Erick Elera rose to fame as part of La Joven Sensación orchestra over 15 years ago. Then there were continuous musical successes, participating in some of the most important tropical groups in the country, such as Los Hermanos Yaipén, and a collaboration with Salserín. In his role as an actor he reached popularity with the successful series Al Fondo Hay Sitio, the highest rated show in Peru and with a great following in countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, El Salvador and the Peruvian community in the United States. Currently Erick Elera is the protagonist of the series De Vuelta Al Barrio.

Erick Elera has recently released two video clips as part of his new album, the singles Vamos Pa'Lante (along with the Venezuelan MC Samy Hawk) and Hasta La Luna (with Los Rabanes). Thanks to the initial impact that the album had, Erick Elera signed with the label Afónico Music, and now the album is distributed by Sony Music Latinoamerica.
Nando Chang
Nando Chang
Nando Chang is an unconventional artist. Born in Chiclayo (Peru) in a family with Chinese and Indigenous heritage, he moved for the first time to the US when he was 4 years old. Forced to come back, he spent 10 years living with his grandmother in Peru. When he was just a kid he got his first job at a local restaurant and there he realized music and food would be his main interests in life. Tradition and disruption, intelligence and aggression, calm and revelry; all of these dualities and paradoxes would be useful to describe “Cholito Samurai”, the upcoming debut album by Peruvian-American rapper Nando Chang.

Chang’s music reflects his thoughts on society, his love for Peruvian culture, as well as his unconformity with the inequities he has witnessed through his life both in Peru and the United States.

At 14, Nando returned to the USA to live with his father and for the first time he got into hip-hop when a friend asked if he liked 2Pac. Initially thinking his friend was talking about the Inca warrior Tupac Amaru, Chang had to go a look into Tupac
Shakur’s music and he got hooked. Through rap music, Nando Chang developed his English fluency and his main way of expression as a teenager and as an immigrant.

“At that point I only heard Latin rock and I loved the way Gustavo Cerati wrote his lyrics, but when I got into hip hop I understood that the mission of an MC was more than just writing lyrics and then rap music became everything to me”, he says.

From that moment, Nando Chang started writing and producing his own pieces, getting to this point when he’s about to release his first album with a major label.

Besides music, Nando Chang has developed a career as a successful restaurant owner. Along with his family he currently operates a restaurant in Miami’s Design District, where he explores the influence of Japanese cuisine on traditional
Peruvian dishes. “Food is – along with music – the best way I’ve found to fully express what I am as a Peruvian, as an American, and as an immigrant. Also, having the experience as a restaurant entrepreneur has taught me that you should own your thing, being financially independent and stable, and having the discipline to achieve what you set out.

If someone is putting the money for your restaurant then they will own your menu, and something similar happens with your music.”
“Oro” and “Corre” are the first two singles from “Cholito Samurai”. Oro is a song about the Spanish Empire looking for gold in bloody ways throughout the Americas, while “Corre” digs in the fast and busy life of working people.

“While growing up in Chiclayo my friends were always from indigenous or highland families and I learned from an early age that there’s always going to be somebody who’s going to reject you for looking different, having a different skin color or
looking foreign. My main goal is to use music to give a voice to these friends of mine, the ones who feel rejected, the ones who feel like they don’t belong.” And probably “Cholito Samurai” will mark a breakthrough for Nando Chang, not only in Peru or among the Latin communities in the USA, but also in every place where
someone understands and accepts his message.

“Cholito Samurai” will be available on all platforms on May 18, distributed by Universal Music and Machete Records.
Di WAV
Di WAV
Daniela Carpio Fischer better known by her stage name Di WAV, is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter, model, TV Host and producer. Her music has emerged as a fusion of pop, retro and experimental sounds. Carpio sings both in English and Spanish.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/