By: Fredwill Hernandez
In a collaborative effort between three [LA based] Latin alternative music artists [Ignacio Val, Beto Vargas, and TIAN], and their desire to perform, share their music, and possibly also create a platform for others “gave birth” to 3N1 Music + Art, their up-coming [inaugural] show to be held on Thur. – April 4, 2019, at Candela [La Brea] Nightclub [LA].
“Funny enough it was thanks to you, [Fredwill] that we got introduced at Gustavo Galindo’s showcase here in LA for his album “Renacer,” which is a great album by the way, really [really] great. We were at the time [even with Gustavo] talking with a few Latin artists here in LA and [thought of] creating a platform that [really] doesn’t exist in LA or at least there’s not a lot of, no stages that size [we felt] for [our type of] original music or for people who are at the stage in their [musical] career where we are at. [So] we said Ok, lets create our own. How did the Latin Urban movement [or Reggaeton] get to where it is now, because people stopped looking at competition and started looking at collaborations. Ignacio and I — when we met, we vibed right away, people started asking us if we were brothers and we started looking into turning our idea into reality. We started looking at possible venues, synchronicity — everything just started falling into place. At [some of] the venues we started looking at were people close to us and other people started getting involved. We were all [also] talking about releasing new material and everything just started making sense and flowing. Then we met TIAN another great artist that’s also going to be performing that date, [the] same thing, great connection, great energy, same synchronicity of where were at with [like] releasing new material and all that, perfect timing, and that’s how 3N1 Music + Art came to be,” eloquently explained Vargas, who also added that there’s an art [exhibit] component to the event.
“Eiotown is one of the most talented guys [artist’s] I’ve seen period. His creativity goes on beyond just painting, he does sculptures, he grabs for example these mannequins and creates these personas around them. He designs clothing as well, he does photography, so he’s a well rounded artist and I’ve been wanting to work with him for the longest, I just couldn’t find the right opportunity,” explained Val who added that [he anticipates] 3N1 not to just be a night of music, but we want attendees “to have an experience” where besides the music you see [and appreciate] the art, etc. “We want to create a Latino vibe type of night “without excluding anyone,” but also to create a platform that I believe is not [currently] available for us [in LA] as independent artists in this [or our] type of Latin Alternative [music] genre.”