If Salvador Dali ever made a heist movie, then Mexico’s Troker would have been the soundtrack. Their sound careens between the sublime and the dangerous, turning on a dime to switch from precise and complex to wild and free. To do that, the six-piece group has created a blend of the composed and the improvised, where metal riffage merges with powerhouse funk drumming and DJ scratching, and horn lines pull from jazz and the mariachi tradition of the band’s homeland (Guadalajara, México). In 2014, they were both SXSW and WOMEX official showcasing artists.
In 2015, they were honored by the selection of one of the top 10 live jazz performances of the year by the New York City Jazz Record. Troker became first band to play twice, in consecutive years, at the West Holts Stage in the legendary Glastonbury Festival in England. Their concerts are, in the words of All About Jazz, “noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful.” In 2016, they were named by RollingStone Mexico as one of top 20 Mexican artists breaking boundaries. They made their premiere at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2016.