Resistir

by MexStep

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    Resistir calls for resistance against injustice and signals the power of ancestral knowledge, indigenous spirituality, and cultural memory in the face of militarized border violence, racial profiling, and drug wars. The album breaks down histories of colonialism in Texas and beyond and pushes education and awareness in these current times of continued occupation and violence.

    The tracks on the album draw from cumbia, son jarocho, Tejano, funk and features Grammy Award winning producer Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Black Pumas) along with a host of musical guests: Beto Martinez (Grupo Fantasma), Daniel French (Las Cafeteras), Roberto Livar (Bombasta), Easy Lee (Third Root), DJ Chicken George (Third Root), Maya Guirao, Reyna Zavala, Jaime Ramirez, Ali Friedrich, Apaso, Kree23, and R.E.L (Chisme).

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    This is the official limited edition, Resistir LP pressed on Brown​ ​colored ​vinyl. The LP includes beautiful original artwork created by acclaimed Xicano artist Jaime Chavez and also comes with a Mexstep "Mic Warrior" silk screened, die-cut sticker. The LP will come sealed in shrink wrap. ONLY 500 COPIES PRESSED!

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Resistir calls for resistance against injustice and signals the power of ancestral knowledge, indigenous spirituality, and cultural memory in the face of militarized border violence, racial profiling, and drug wars. The album breaks down histories of colonialism in Texas and beyond and pushes education and awareness in these current times of continued occupation and violence.

The tracks on the album draw from cumbia, son jarocho, Tejano, funk and features Grammy Award winning producer Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Black Pumas) along with a host of musical guests: Beto Martinez (Grupo Fantasma), Daniel French (Las Cafeteras), Roberto Livar (Bombasta), Easy Lee (Third Root), DJ Chicken George (Third Root), Maya Guirao, Reyna Zavala, Jaime Ramirez, Ali Friedrich, Apaso, Kree23, and R.E.L (Chisme).

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released December 15, 2018

1.) With Us (feat. Maya Guirao)

Production: Adrian Quesada
Lyrics: Marco Cervantes, Maya Guirao
Acoustic Guitar: Adrian Quesada
Bass: Adrian Quesada
Jarana: Daniel French of Las Cafeteras
Vocals: Mexstep, Maya Guirao

2.) Clear

Production: Marco Cervantes, Adrian Quesada
Co Production: Ali Friedrich, Marcel Pean
Lyrics: Mexstep
Instruments: Adrian Quesada

3.) Mil Horas

Production: Marco Cervantes, Adrian Quesada
Co Production: Ali Friedrich, Marcel Pean
Lyrics: Marco Cervantes
Bass: Marco Cervantes
Scratches: DJ Chicken George
Vocals: Mexstep

4.) Dios Mío (feat. Reyna Zavala)

Production: Marco Cervantes, Adrian Quesada
Co Production: Ali Friedrich, Marcel Pean
Lyrics: Marco Cervantes, Reyna Zavala
Guitar: Beto Martinez
Bass: Adrian Quesada
Jarana: Ali Friedrich
Keyboard: Jaime Ramirez
Synthesizer: Roberto Livar of Bombasta
Synthesizer: Ali Friedrich
Vocals: Mexstep, Reyna Zavala

5.) Tejano Summer

Production: Marco Cervantes, Adrian Quesada
Co Production: Ali Friedrich, Marcel Pean
Lyrics: Marco Cervantes
Guitar: Roberto Livar of Bombasta
Keyboards: Jaime Ramirez
Synthesizer: Roberto Livar of Bombasta
Scratches: Mexstep
Vocals: Mexstep

6.) Mal de Ojo (feat. Maya Guirao)

Production: Marco Cervantes, Adrian Quesada
Co Production: Ali Friedrich, Marcel Pean
Lyrics: Marco Cervantes, Maya Guirao
Instruments: Adrian Quesada
Vocals: Mexstep, Maya Guirao

7.) Crooked (feat. Easy Lee)

Production: Marco Cervantes, Adrian Quesada
Co Production: Ali Friedrich, Marcel Pean
Lyrics: Marco Cervantes, Charles Peters
Guitar: Adrian Quesada
Keyboard: Adrian Quesada
Bass: Adrian Quesada
Scratches: Mexstep
Vocals: Mexstep and Easy Lee

8.) Labeled Enemy

Production: Marco Cervantes, Adrian Quesada
Co Production: Ali Friedrich, Marcel Pean
Lyrics: Marco Cervantes
Guitars: Beto Martinez
Bass: Adrian Quesada
Jarana: Ali Freidrich
Synthesizer: Mexstep
Vocals: Mexstep

9.) Mixed Up (feat. Apaso, Kree23, and R.E.L.)

Production: Adrian Quesada
Lyrics: Tomas Salinas, Kristina Villegas, Ariel Faz, Marco Cervantes
Vocals: Apaso, Kree23, R.E.L., Mexstep

10.) Still (feat. Easy Lee)

Production: Adrian Quesada
Lyrics: Marco Cervantes, Charles Peters
Vocals: Mexstep, Easy Lee

Engineering: Adrian Quesada, Marcel Pean at Electric Deluxe Recorders
Additional Engineering: Beto Martinez at Leche House Studio
Ali Friedrich at Super Mas Mejor Studios
Mastering: Sam Patlove
Album artwork: Jaime Chavez; Album text by Marcos Ramos
Additional Instrumentation: Travis Vela, JP Leal, Jorge González, and Chuck Hernández
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Third Root San Antonio, Texas

Third Root is a Hip-Hop project that consists of Charles Peters (Easy Lee), Marco Cervantes (Mexican StepGrandfather), and DJ Chicken George (DJCG). Peters is an accomplished poet/author/MC & educator. Cervantes is a producer/MC/Ph.D. who teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DJCG is a world renowned DJ, musicologist, designer and Jazztronica! Peddler. ... more

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