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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | INDIE

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2004
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"Troker – Hip Hop meets Jazz"

By combining two completely unique genres, these Mexican musicians have already surprised their new fans at the Glastonbury Festival and are climbing the ladder of success in North and South America as well. - Cent Magazine


"Introducing … TROKER"

Wild Mariachi, weaving in and out of bass beats, hip-hop and free form jazz runs. No big hats or jingly trousers for these truckers, just jazzed Mariachi and Cumbia blasts, such as you may never have heard before. - West Holts Stage


"Troker: Improvisation from Mexico"

Mexico is not known as a great exporter of jazz, but that might be changing with the emergence of bands like Troker blurring the lines between the country’s jazz and rock scenes. The sextet emerged from Guadalajara, developing into one of the country’s most eclectic improvisational groups. Now Troker is taking its music north of the border and beyond. - Emilie Pons for Downbeat


"Festival Fanatic interview Steve Symons"

One of my most exiting discoveries in resent years is the Mexican band Troker. This summer I was able to get them to Glastonbury and at several gigs there and one in Bristol I watched them repeatedly delight every audience. - The Bristol Magazine


"Troker's performance was noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful."

Troker's opening set was neither jazz nor rock. But it was smartly arranged like jazz and played with the Dionysian spirit of rock 'n' roll. - Chris M. Slawecki / All About Jazz


Discography

FORTHCOMING RELEASES - CELEBRATING 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Crimen Sonoro Release May 30th 2014
New album + graphic novel in collaboration with the Mexican writer Bernardo Esquinca. 
A project with Publishing house Almadia.
1919 Release 2014
Composition to the classic Mexican silent movie "The Grey Automobile" of Enrique Rosas (1919).
10 Years /Release 2014
Recorded live in 2004 taking us back to the beginning of Troker.

3) Pueblo de brujos /Release September 2011
EP with a 19 minute piece full of dark & deep passages.
2) El rey del camino /Release April 2010
Winner IMAS 2010 Awards Best Jazz/Funk/Fusion Album.
Featuring. Omar Rodriguez /The Mars Volta, Pato Machete & Adrian Terrazas.
1) Jazz Vinil /Release March 2007
One of the best 10 CDS of latin bands. Rolling Stone Mexico.
Featuring. Steven Bernstein /Sex Mob

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Bio

Since 2004, Troker music mixes structures from jazz and weaves them with rhythms as rock, funk and hip hop to create an unique, tequila flavored sound. With four records, on 2010 they were awarded with the prize for mexican independent music with an IMAS as Best Album on "Jazz/Fusion" category for their album "El Rey del Camino".
The sextet has 7 international tours through America; with their presentation in the Glastonbury Festival in England they step for the first time in Europe during summer 2013, being invited again for their 2014 edition. On stage they bring an unprecedented show where new sounds of jazz and progressive mix live.  

All About Jazz Magazine defines their show as: "Noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful".

Troker is also concerned about their community, implementing educative social and educative programs aimed a different audiences.  Also interested in working with different art forms, they've worked with artists in diverse branches as photographers, illustrators and filmmakers.
Meeting Troker is an experience in which everything you'll hear, you'll see and you'll feel, is full of mexican attitude.

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