Danny Trejo Launches His Own Record Label With Soulful Chicano Album Release: Exclusive
Jessica Roiz, 07/29/2019
View on Billboard

Danny Trejo Presents Chicano Soul Shop Vol. 1

From a prolific acting career in Hollywood to owning taco restaurants and doughnut shops, Danny Trejo is now dipping his toes in the music industry by unveiling his own record label called Trejo’s Music, Billboard can exclusively reveal.

The Mexican-American actor has partnered with Silent Giant Entertainment president and producer, Edward “E-Dub” Rios, and artist and BashTown Music CEO, Baby Bash, to give life to his first album dubbed Danny Trejo Presents Chicano Soul Shop Vol. 1. The record features music from established artists such as Frankie J, Baby Bash and Chiquis Rivera to emerging artists such as Tarah New and Trish Toledo.

“I want to support new talents,” Trejo told Billboard over the phone. “In about three to four months, we’re hoping to host an open audition for new talent,” he notes, emphasizing that the sole reason he launched his own record label was to help emerging artists.

E-Dub adds, “We want to continue the mission that we’ve been dedicated to for decades, that’s kicking down doors and creating opportunities for good people through music and culture.”

With a radio show format, where Trejo entertains listeners with an anecdote before each track, the album is home to 12 songs that fuse the best of Chicano music and soulful melodies. As Baby Bash assures, it’s “bringing some saucy musical class to the music scene! Chicano soul style!”

Danny Trejo Presents Chicano Soul Shop Vol. 1 drops on Father’s Day (June 16), a holiday that Trejo cherishes on the regular. “I think one of God’s blessings is being a father and I think on this record I even say, ‘Pay your child support, cabrones!'” he jokes. “Every day is a blessed day for me just to be a father.”

The set, which Trejo describes as “good cruising music,” will be available June 16 for streaming and download on Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, Tidal and Deezer.

“Every good thing that has happened to me has happened directly to help someone else,” Trejo says of his record label’s mission. "I really think that’s what life is all about.”

Danny Trejo Launches His Own Record Label With Soulful Chicano Album Release: Exclusive


L.A.'s street art pioneers paint a colorful history
“Art in the Streets” is also meant to be a historical show...
— Jori Finkel

Chicano: What Does The Word Mean And Where Does It Come From?
Lots of people use the word “Chicano,” but what exactly does it mean?...
— Roque Planas

A Mexican Physicist Solved a 2,000-Year Old Problem That Will Lead to Cheaper, Sharper Lenses
Yep, that looks like it all checks out....
— Andrew Liszewski

What does it mean to be Mexican-American?
More than 30 million Americans trace their roots back to Mexico - but what does it mean to be Mexica...
— Aztlan Oldies

Joe Arpaio tells George Lopez to 'go back to his homeland.'
That would be Los Angeles, by the way...
— Bill Goodykoontz

Chicano Rap Pioneer FROST Beats Cancer & Open Heart Surgery
This is for The Raza...
— Aztlan Oldies


Baby Bash & Frankie J Take a Look Back at 2003 Hit 'Suga Suga'
Chart Rewind interview...

Bobby was a Latino rap pioneer...
— Aztlan Oldies

Every Single Thing You Need to Know About Mexican Street TACOS
The Most Common Street Tacos and Their Origin...
— wikipedia

Carnitas, Deliciosa Receta!
Como Hacer Unas Deliciosas Carnitas, Receta Paso Por Paso...
— Chef Rogelio Lara

Can Menudo Really Cure a Hangover?
Menudo for the crudo....

What Goes Into a Tamale?
More than 9,000 years of social, cultural and religious history combine to wrap up one of Mexico and...

Discada norteña
The dish popular in the northern states of Mexico...
— Mely Martínez

Officials looking to curb cruising on Whittier Boulevard once more

Andy Ruiz Jr. TKOs Anthony Joshua to claim heavyweight titles
Ruiz scored one of the biggest upsets in modern heavyweight history...
— Brian Campbell

Be You: Sailor Gonzales
Camaraderie, jam skating and representation in the roller derby community....

Cuco Redefines The Role Of A Teen Idol With 'Para Mí'
Cuco is unlike the perfectly coiffed — and usually white — teen idols of yesteryear...
— Miguel Perez

Chicano groups are embracing undocumented immigrants. It wasn’t always this way.
New alliances are forming in the face of racism and an unprecedented political moment....
— Gustavo Arellano

Spreaker |  Instagram |  Twitter |  Facebook |  Soundcloud |  YouTube

"A Celebration of Lowrider & Chicano Culture"
© Copyright AZTLAN OLDIES. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy