A CHAT WITH JEREMY ISMAEL

By: Camila Álvarez   If you met Jeremy Ismael, you would find it hard to believe he was once in the military.

KICKIN’ BACK WITH KAZOOTS

By: Camila Álvarez   Inez Barlatier (Vocals-Rhythm Guitar) is in her 20s, has dreads and is very energetic.

POLEN RECORDS, THE HOME OF BOMBA ESTÉREO

By: Camila Álvarez   Polen Records’ office is located on the second floor of a house in Bogotá’s Zona Rosa neighborhood, surrounded by bars and restaurants.

A LIFETIME WITH THE TREMENDS (AND THEIR PINK PUNK)

By: Camila Álvarez   The Tremends are a big family.

MERIDIAN BROTHERS: DECONSTRUCTING THE SOUNDS OF THE TROPICS

By: Camila Álvarez   What do Danish fables, Syd Barrett and Silvio Rodriguez have in common? Mix those references with tropical genres and a classical music training and you’ve got Meridian Brothers.

III POINTS’ 2ND ROUND ANNOUNCED!

By: Camila Álvarez   Our city is growing.

TELESCOPE THIEVES: INDULGE IN THE SEXY SADNESS

By: Camila Álvarez   When I asked Mario De Los Santos where he got the name for Telescope Thieves—his atmospheric, downtempo, electronic hip-hop project— he told me he had approached it as a math problem.

AUSTIN PAUL & THE PERKS OF SPIRITUAL PRAGMATISM

By: Camila Álvarez   I look at him, the gorgeous 21-year-old who recently signed with Timbaland and who’s sitting in front of me, dressed all in black, sipping a beer out of a bottle he had just taken out from one of the side pockets of his jacket, and I see it.

M83 at the Fillmore

By: Camila Álvarez   Emerging from the darkness, a hairy creature with a short, pinkish elephant trunk and a black gown stepped out to the middle of the stage, raising its arms as in a ritual, before it started pointing at the crowd and shooting blue laser beams from its fingers.