As a musician gains experience they are free to explore and experiment. Getting the opportunity to perform with other musicians opens up even more exploration. Our recent find Don Tocabajo (pronounced T0-ka-ba-ho) has spent his life in love with music and keeps up the passion with new music coming out on March 15th, 2021.
Based in Heidelberg, Germany, the talented musician first was influenced by a guitar playing school teacher and the sounds of “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC. Don Tocabajo went out and spent all his money on a cheap acoustic guitar and poured himself into music. The deep tones and rhythms stood out and Don found his ideal instrument in the electric bass guitar. A string of bands followed including Off Limits, Tangled Blue, Los Gloriosos, and Tone Island. The highest success came as co-founder and co-songwriter of the popular funk-rock band Alienshake.
Recently Don Tocabajo has moved towards a solo career. Supported by his ‘day job’ as a mechanical engineer, he was able to invest in professional instruments and studio equipment. The result has been 3 solid EPs to build his catalog. On March 15th he will release his newest EP Signs.
Get A Sneak Listen Here:
The 6 track record opens with the luring title “Scared.” An interesting horn sound leads us into a full assortment of sound filling the speakers. This is going to be an interesting ride. The title track “Signs” offers a hard rock sound with grinding guitars and crashing drums attacking the speakers.
Some fun studio tricks and sweeping sounds power “Tolerance.” The song builds to a full crescendo of sound that peaks the energy of the listener. Exotic and entertaining. The EP closes with “Gracias por,” a melodic and experimental track that grinds as much as it soothes. Different instruments each take their turn tickling the senses. Each listen allows a different sound to follow. There is a lot going on here.
Learn more and keep a lookout for the new record on the WEBSITE of Don Tocabajo.