If Salvador Dali ever made a heist movie, then Mexico’s Troker would have been the soundtrack. Hailing from the land where tequila has long been its most famous export, Troker may just be the most important new musical export today. Troker’s sound careens between the sublime and the dangerous; a blend where metal riffage merges with powerhouse funk drumming and DJ scratching, with melodic horn lines pull from jazz and mariachi traditions. Troker is a band that cannot be pigeonholed into any one genre.
May 4, 2018