Los FancyLadz
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The best kept secret in music

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"Making Pantaloons Cool Again"

A delectable duo? Perhaps a formidable fraternal fellowship? Alliteration aside, countless childhood years spent in musical experimentation have produced Los Fancyladz, a brotherly hip-hop bond between Tony and Julian Gavilanes.

Frankly, there's so much to be said about their first full-length album, "The Audio Circus," and so little room to write about it. The brothers Gavilanes have taken a unique approach to the game of hip-hop, incorporating bizarre samples, multicultural flavor, and hauntingly electronic melodies. From songs exploring their Latin roots such as "Dia de los Muertos," to electronic dreamscapes like those found on "War of the Universe", their sound is not easily definable.

Overpowering, and damn near overshadowing their polyphonic journey is the depth of their lyrical abilities and flow skills. You won't be finding any Louis Vuitton, tricked-out rides, or fat chains in the lyrical resume of Los Fancyladz.

Quite contrary to the normal trappings of hip-hop, Los Fancyladz stray from the bravado and misogyny to produce incredibly thoughtful lyrics. Cuts like "Manifest Destiny" and "Civil Rights" take multiple perspectives on real historical events in our country. While their style is anything but typical, Los Fancyladz aren't afraid to touch topics like love and lust. Utterly unapologetic about their sexual urges, they pine for love and preach against the tired "pimp playa" lifestyle in songs like "Freak."

All around, "The Audio Circus" is an enthralling excursion into the future of indie hip-hop. Divorcing from the sorry state of the rap game, look to Los Fancyladz to incite the local revolution.

by Oliver Anderson - What's Up Magazine


Discography

2005 – Silliness (demo) by Los FancyLadz
(Top 5 submission to CMJ)
2006 – The Audio Circus by Los FancyLadz
2007 – v.1 (compilation) by Electronic Music Collective

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Bio

Tony and Julian Gavilanes are the creative duo behind Los FancyLadz, having begun their musical journey at a young age, surmounting a performance style and musical repertoire that truly honors their broad history of sibling antics. With influences ranging from PT Barnum to Outkast, LFL sets their audience up for a genuine spectacle of musical entertainment. Onlookers will ride from the depths of absurdity to the heights of social responsibility for a concert experience that challenges the norm, and themselves, in a multitude of ways.

Formed in the summer of 2004, Los FancyLadz’ first EP release was honored with Top-Five submission to the College Music Journal national listing and their debut music video, "Northwest," was submitted to the 2006 Emmy Awards by cable television show Video Undergound. At the crux of 2006, LFL released their premier full-length album "The Audio Circus," which harnessed a broad array of genres under a theme of solid grooves and loose styles. The combination of LFL signature lyrical syncopations and dense layers of harmony enhance the musical environment of the record, surpassing expectations of hip-hop enthusiasts and music lovers alike.

What really sets Los FancyLadz apart is that as of current, they have taken their back tracks and gone completely to the drawing board, reproducing them with the talents of a remarkable group of live musicians and forging forward as a fancy BAND. This live force advocates the group’s infinite flexibility on stage, being able to reinterpret their music on the spot and truly connect with the soul of the audience each time out. What you will hear is a harmonic perspective on hip-hop, having roots in funk, rap, pop, soul, electronica, indie, and Latin music. One thing is for sure, Los FancyLadz innovatively mix their singing, rap, musicianship, and dancing with the band and DJ to produce a concert atmosphere of infectious energy at every concert.

Influences include: the late James Brown, Lauren Hill, Tone Def, The Meters, George Clinton, Victor Wooten, PT Barnum, (the young) Michael Jackson, Sly Stone, D’Angelo, Tech N9ne, Tower of Power, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Donnie Hathaway, Thom Yorke, Dan the Automator, Sister Mary Clarence, 2Pac, Marvin Gaye, MC Hammer, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Eric Clapton, Buena Vista Social Club, Five Iron Frenzy, Stevie Wonder, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, Outkast and Miles Davis… among many others.

*We bring a film crew to many of our shows to capture both video and audio of our performances. Keep posted for the "LIVE FROM ECUADOR" HD film performance.

See our music video for "Northwest" here:
http://www.wsu.edu/~dmorris7/northwest/lfl-nw.wmv