Established in 2009, Sonido Clash (SC) is a San José collective that explores the traditional, modern, emerging and the future latino sound diaspora. Founders Roman Zepeda (Turbo Sonidero), Angel Luna (Mextape), Fernando J. “Tlacoyo” Pérez and Thomas Ramon Aguilar (Chatos1013) wanted to establish a brand via creative nightlife events as a response to the lack of diversity. Launching in the year of 2009, SC leveraged the 2010 National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) national conference in San José to root ourselves to a national audience as serious tastemakers in our scene. Since, Sonido Clash has curated specialized events in various spaces around San José, and our resident DJ’s have been invited to play in various cities such as Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, San Antonio, San Diego, Tijuana, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Fresno.
First Friday Fiestas take place every first Friday of the month at MACLA, 510 South First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. maclaarte.org