By: Fredwill Hernandez
“Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes Del Rancho were a big influence on us, also other Popular Mexican Music acts in the Norteño realm like Enigma Norteño, or even Codigo FN, but I think that what defines or differentiates us is our style, were not singing [for example] corridos verdes — what is popular now, even though we listen to them, and have learn to sing or play them. We sing more about love, our style is more romantic,” eloquently explained Derek Rivera, who along with his brother Brian, and two other friends from school who also happen to be brothers named Steven and Angel Ramirez, of San Diego, [Ca.], make up Los Crecidos, and are the “newest addition” to the Fonovisa music record label, the Mexican music [powerhouse] division of Universal Music Latin Entertainment. “The inception of the project [our debut album and] of us becoming Los Crecidos, started like three-years ago, honestly as a hobby in school. People however starting liking what we were musically doing and that gave birth to Los Crecidos sometime in 2016.”
“Universal [Fonovisa] sent us compositions [songs] with the arrangements and we just had to choose which one we liked. Out of eighteen songs, we eventually chose the twelve included in the album named Déjame Robarte un Beso. The recording of the album took three full days, recording day and night at Luciano Luna’s Melody Studio’s in Guamúchil, Sinaloa, [Mexico],” also said Rivera, as to how the album’s recording [session] and song selections came about.
“Growing up I always liked music but it was when I was around ten years old when I really caught the music bug and started to practice, it was then me and my brother Brian started to [seriously] dabble with it. As far as my brother Brian and me, were first generation musicians, but our bandmates Steven and Angel, they’re the third generation musicians in their family — so I honestly think they inherited the love, passion, and talent for the music,” explained Derek [Rivera], who along with the rest of the group were in Los Angeles, to promote their [Fonvisa debut] album and single. “Don’t get discouraged by obstacles in the way, stick with your aspirations, hopes, and dreams, and be persistent because the sun shines for [us] all. That’s advice also given to us, and here we are [also] pushing forward and making our aspirations and [musical] dreams a reality.”