Los Angeles, CA
Mestizo Beat is a collective of musicians based out of Los Angeles who compose and perform music influenced by the early 1970’s era of funk, soul, afro-beat, and afro-cuban genre. Formed by lead guitarist Aquiles “Lito” Magaña along with his brother Gus Magaña on drums. These two would come to share their passion and love for this era of music and become the driving core for the group. Influenced by the greats such as James Brown, Fred Wesley and the J.B.’s, Parliament Funkadelic, the Meters, and WAR.
With a gift for honest, emotional material, Leviticuss is successfully making a name for himself throughout the Pacific Northwest as a conscious storytelling rap artist. Originally from Tampico, a small rural town in central Washington, and now residing in Selah, Washington, Leviticuss’ lyrics are often described as both genuine and relatable to all. Using music as an outlet for his own emotions, Leviticuss’ songs consist of his own emotional, real life experiences with the intention of spreading hope to his fans. His rhymes are powerfully confessional and shed light on avoided topics such as anxiety and depression. From euphoric to deeply apprehensive and introspective, Leviticuss uses unique wordplay and multisyllabic flow to tell a story that people can identify with.