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Cinco Doce

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2008
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"SXSW Music Announces First Band Cull"

Festival, Texas, keeps rolling as only this town can. Three days removed from the rain and ruin of a two-week Austin City Limits Music Festival, South by Southwest has announced its first cull: 195 acts descending on Austin ranging from all points between here and Taiwan.
Twenty-seven locals dot the March 11-16 landscape, including Raina Rose, Penny & Sparrow, Boyfrndz, Grace London, Cinco Doce, Burgess Meredith, and OBN III’s, all of whom will make their first appearance at the music conference. They’re joined by established acts (Los Lonely Boys, Amy Cook), up-and-comers (Wild Child, East Cameron Folkcore), and a few that warrant a wealth of national attention (Shakey Graves, Ume, Whiskey Shivers).
Nationally, SXSW invites Chaos in Tejas heroes the Men, recent (Tom) Petty Fest stunner Jessica Lea Mayfield, New Orleans bounce braggart Vockah Redu, Houston rapper Killa Kyleon and country man Robert Ellis, California bluegrass trio the Devil Makes Three, and Angelo Moore & the Brand New Step, the new project from Fishbone saxophonist Angelo Moore, among others.
The most pressing reason for SXSW’s early acceptance pertains to international acts, and their need to secure flights and proper visas. Eighty-one of the first 195 announced bands will come from foreign lands – though, based on what’s happened in previous years, a few will likely back out – including the Dunwells, an English band signed to the local home of Los Lonely Boys, Playing in Traffic Records; Greenland folk-popper Nive Nielsen & the Deer Children; Burger Records’ Dutch treasure Mozes & the Firstborn; and Andrea Echeverri, the longtime singer in Colombian rock outfit Aterciopelados.
Full rundown of the 195 artists announced below. Don’t look now, but SXSW arrives in five months.
Aer (Wayland, MA.)
Kyle Andrews (Nashville, TN.)
Atlanter (Oslo, NORWAY)
Atomix (Mixcoac, MEXICO)
The Autumn Defense (Chicago, IL.)
Avi Buffalo (Los Angeles, CA.)
Belle Adair (Muscle Shoals, AL.)
Betunizer (Valencia, SPAIN)
The Black and White Years (Austin)
Jeff Black (Nashville, TN.)
Black Taxi (Brooklyn, NY.)
The Black Watch (Los Angeles, CA.)
The Blank Tapes (Los Angeles, CA.)
The Boxing Lesson (Austin)
Boyfrndz (Austin)
Bring Me The Horizon (Sheffield, ENGLAND)
Bugs of Phonon (Tainan, TAIWAN)
Burgess Meredith (Austin)
Allysen Callery (Bristol, RI.)
Capsula (Bilbao, SPAIN)
Casual Sex (Glasgow, SCOTLAND)
[Champagne] (Tokyo, JAPAN)
The Chevelles (North Fremantle, WA.)
Christeene (Austin)
Shawn Chrystopher (Los Angeles, CA.)
Cinco Doce (Austin)
Amy Cook (Austin)
Crossfaith (Osaka, JAPAN)
Rodney Crowell (Crosby)
Current Swell (Victoria, CANADA)
David J (Santa Rosa, CA.)
Deidre and the Dark (Brooklyn, NY.)
DeLorean (Houston)
Dems (London, ENGLAND)
Desert (Barcelona, SPAIN)
The Devil Makes Three (Santa Cruz, CA.)
Division Minuscula (Matamoros, MEXICO)
Eliza Doolittle (London, ENGLAND)
Doughbeezy (Houston)
Dråpe (Oslo, NORWAY)
Drenge (Castleton, ENGLAND)
Dumb Waiter (Richmond, VA.)
The Dunwells (Leeds, ENGLAND)
Lincoln Durham (Austin)
Dusty Stray (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)
East Cameron Folkcore (Austin)
East Forest (Portland, OR.)
Andrea Echeverri (Bogota, COLOMBIA)
E-Dubble (Baltimore, MD.)
Robert Ellis (Houston)
Sean Falyon (Atlanta, GA.)
Feathers (Austin)
Folly and the Hunter (Montreal, CANADA)
Ghost Loft (Los Angeles, CA.)
Ariana Gillis (Toronto, ON.)
Glass Animals (Oxford, ENGLAND)
The Great Wilderness (San Jose, COSTA RICA)
Gungor (Denver, CO.)
Hamell On Trial (Ossining, NY.)
Elias Haslanger (Austin)
Hey Ocean! (Vancouver, CANADA)
Micah P. Hinson (Denison)
Hollow Jan (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Hopsin (Panorama City, CA.)
Hyenaz (Berlin, GERMANY)
Il Pan del Diavolo (Palermo, ITALY)
Garland Jeffreys (New York, NY)
Jonzieeee (Houston)
Vance Joy (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
June (San Francisco, CA)
Jungle (London, ENGLAND)
Kaytranada (Montreal, CANADA)
K Camp (Atlanta, GA.)
Killa Kyleon (Houston)
Kins (Brighton, ENGLAND)
Kira Kira (Mosfellsbær, ICELAND)
Kristal and Jonny Boy (Rättvik/Stockholm, SWEDEN)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Juarez, MEXICO)
Kieran Leonard (London, ENGLAND)
Like Swimming (Stockholm, SWEDEN)
Lil Ray/Wheels Up (Houston)
Lions In The Street (Vancouver, CANADA)
Little Daylight (Brooklyn, NY.)
Little Jesus (Mexico City, MEXICO)
Grace London (Austin)
London Grammar (London, ENGLAND)
Lord Buffalo (Austin)
Los Lonely Boys (San Angelo)
Lost Tapes (Barcelona, SPAIN)
Calvin Love (Edmonton, CANADA)
Lovely Bad Things (La Mirada, CA.)
Love X Stereo (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Lene Lovich Band (London, ENGLAND)
Eleni Mandell (Los Angeles, CA.)
Marigold (Borlänge, SWEDEN)
Jessica Lea Mayfield (Kent, OH.)
The Men (Brooklyn, NY.)
Mibbs (of Pac Div) (Beverly Hills, CA.)
Mighty Oaks (Berlin, GERMANY)
Fernando Milagros (Santiago, CHILE)
The Ben Miller Band (Joplin, MO.)
Mirror Travel (Austin)
Mise en Scene (Winnipeg CANADA)
Money For Rope (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Mon Laferte (Escandon, MEXICO)
Mono Inc. (Schönberg, GERMANY)
Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (Los Angeles, CA.)
Mozes & the Firstborn (Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS)
Mr. Gnome (Cleveland, OH.)
Neulore (Nashville, TN.)
Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children (Nuuk, DENMARK)
Nightmare Air (Los Angeles, CA.)
Kurt Nilsen (Oslo, NORWAY)
NO (Los Angeles, CA.)
NONONO (Stockholm, SWEDEN)
OBN III's (Austin)
Only Real (London, ENGLAND)
Palmbomen (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)
Panama Wedding (New York, NY.)
PapaNegro (Santiago, CHILE)
PEDALJETS (Kansas City, MO.)
Penny & Sparrow (Austin)
People of Letters (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
The Pepper Pots (Girona, SPAIN)
Juan Perro (Madrid, SPAIN)
Phonalex (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)
Pompeya (Moscow, RUSSIA)
Porter (Guadalajara, MEXICO)
Propain (Houston)
Pure Love (Hemel Hempstead, ENGLAND)
Que (Atlanta, GA.)
Random (Mega Ran) (Phoenix, AZ.)
The Rocketboys (Austin)
Raina Rose (Austin)
ROXY ROCA (Austin)
Royal Canoe (Winnipeg, CANADA)
Rusty Maples (Las Vegas, NV.)
Saint Rich (Fredon, NJ.)
Josef Salvat (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
Saor Patrol (Edinburgh, SCOTLAND)
Savoir Adore (Brooklyn, NY.)
Jack Savoretti (London, ENGLAND)
Shakey Graves (Austin)
Sigmun (Bandung, INDONESIA)
Sisu (Los Angeles, CA.)
Ski Lodge (New York, NY.)
Soldout (Bruxelles, BELGIUM)
The Sour Notes (Austin)
Speak (Austin)
The Spring Standards (New York, NY.)
Starlight Girls (Brooklyn, NY.)
The Suffers (Houston)
Sweet Baboo (Trefriw, WALES)
The Swiss (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
SwizZz (Los Angeles, CA.)
Dudu Tassa (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL)
Teengirl Fantasy (New York, NY.)
Kristian Terzic Band (Rovinj, CROATIA)
To Be Frank (Suffolk, ENGLAND)
Jonathan Toubin (New York, NY.)
Truth Universal (New Orleans, LA.)
Ume (Austin)
Urge Overkill (Chicago, IL.)
Vampillia (Tenjinmachi, JAPAN)
Vida Boulevard (Guadalajara, MEXICO)
V.I.P (Austin)
Vockah Redu (New Orleans, LA.)
We Butter the Bread with Butter (Berlin, GERMANY)
Taj Weekes & Adowa (Castries, SAINT LUCIA)
Wes Fif (Orlando, FL.)
Whiskey Shivers (Austin)
Dot Wiggin Band (Brooklyn, NY.)
Wild Child (Austin)
Wild Moccasins (Houston)
Wild Ones (Portland, OR.)
Roosh Williams (Houston)
WonFu (Taipei, TAIWAN)
Dizzy Wright (Las Vegas, NV.)
Yip Deceiver (Athens, GA.)
Gabby Young and Other Animals (London, ENGLAND)
Zefirina (João Pessoa, BRAZIL) - The Austin Chronicle

"MTV Tr3s El Headliner"

Tr3s Exclusive: Jay Moya Discusses Cinco Doce’s Unique Sound And Headliner Win

I had the pleasure of speaking to Jay Moya, from the Austin-based cumbia-style band Cinco Doce about their recent September win on Tr3s‘ El Headliner. We discussed Cinco Doce‘s unique sound and their passion for enhancing the sounds of cumbia music with other musical influences like urban R&B.

Moya admitted to being caught off guard winning El Headliner, saying,

“We were surprised. It was very pleasing, wonderful great news that we accomplished what we needed to broaden our market. We have a unique style of cumbia, being from Texas– we put so much into it, like hip hop and reggaeton. It’s got so many influences in it, not just one style.”

I asked Jay what their secret weapon was to their recent win, and he shared,

“There aren’t too many bands that sound like our style, so we were able to develop a unique product. We developed a new sound in the cumbia genre that people really liked.”

Moya also mentioned how important social media was in getting their name and music out there, as well as word of mouth. Promoting their music in all these different ways was certainly a crucial element contributing to their recent success.

Even though Cinco Doce is based out of the Austin area, they still gave the 305 mad props. Not only did Moya mention previously making music with Cinco Doce in the Miami area, appearing on Primer Impacto and Sabado Gigante, but he also hinted that one of their dream collaborations would be with Pitbull, Mr. 305 himself. So Pit, if you’re reading, how about a surprise appearance with these Austin artists if they’re in the area? That would make a crazy show.

Jay says the songs they create encompass quite an array of personal experience, from the joys of dancing cumbia to some darker songs from their earlier works. He added,

“We all kinda grew up in the same neighborhood, so we have known each other for years, so we know what we’ve been through individually, so it’s definitely a lot of life experience.”

I asked Jay what his favorite part of performing live was and he explained,

“Hearing that crowd roar gives you so much energy. It’s so amazing, we’re like ‘we’re doing it, this is exactly what the people want.’ So we keep on doing what we’re doing, and I think that’s what it is. Seeing the feedback at our shows, especially the feedback we get from the people that have never seen us before.”

Congratulations to Cinco Doce, the September winner of El Headliner on MTV Tr3s. The band will be working on their next album, Subelo, and will be making appearances across the United States. If you enjoy catchy lyrics and unique danceable beats, make sure to catch one of their unforgettable shows.

- MTV Blogamole


SUBELO! 2010



Cinco Doce is primed and ready to shock the world with its new beats and catchy lyrics. Being brought up in the Austin Area, Cinco Doce's Musicians have all shared their musical experiences to create the unique sound you hear today.

Though their musical roots range from Conjunto to Urban R&B, Cinco Doce has been able to develop a unique twist to traditional cumbia that infuses their musical backgrounds and encourages everyone to pack the dance floor. More so, these huge talents allow people from different walks of life, and ages to fall in love with their sound.

From nightclubs to festivals, Cinco Doce is determined to set the mood and bring the entertainment. They will have everyone dancing and moving to their rhythm and requesting more. Cinco Doce has a stage presence that will "WOW" the crowd with a lot of interaction and high energy.

Cinco Doce is currently working on new material. They will be performing hits off both albums throughout Texas, The United States and other countries showcasing, their unique vibe and sound.

Cinco Doce's music is their trademark, and sets them apart from other bands in the music community. The unique way to intertwine mainstream music with traditional cumbia beats sets Cinco Doce on a path of success. Cinco Doce is placed in a class of their own, but can adapt to any musical environment and all genres of music.

First and foremost we would like to thank God for our talents, and to ALL who have inspired us throughout our journey. And last but not least a very special thank you to all of our fans that continue to be supportive of our music!
- Cinco Doce

Band Members