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  • Tauk Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Tauk Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Tauk has announced a fall tour to coincide with their upcoming album, Shapeshifter II: Oubreak, which is due out September 28th. The trek will start with a string of festival dates through September before heading into the club circuit. The album’s concept looks at artificial intelligence and its effect on the world. Tauk calls it... »

  • Deltron 3030: Nobody Can

    Deltron 3030: Nobody Can

    Deltron 3030’s touring behind their album Event 2 can only be described as epic. The hip-hop trio of Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and DJ Kid Koala took a full band on the road. No hip-hop would be complete without a fat bass line, and Juan Alderete was on hand to dish it... »

  • Juan Alderete Joins Marilyn Manson For Latest Performance

    Juan Alderete Joins Marilyn Manson For Latest Performance

    Last month, Marilyn Manson parted ways with longtime bassist Jeordie White, aka Twiggy Ramirez. No replacement was named, but Manson recruited bass monster Juan Alderete to anchor his band at Ozzfest meets Knotfest in San Bernadino on November 5th. Alderete has an impressive pedigree of heavy music starting with his work in Racer X in... »

  • Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

    Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

    Juan Alderete is the king of pedals and effects, and he’s proven that once again with his new group Halo Orbit. The band, which includes Japanese guitar whiz suGar Yoshinaga and drummer Mark Guiliana, released their debut album earlier this month and it’s filled with the bassist’s unreal tonal palette. Halo Orbit’s self-titled debut is... »

  • Halo Orbit, Featuring Juan Alderete, Releases Debut Album

    Halo Orbit, Featuring Juan Alderete, Releases Debut Album

    Halo Orbit’s new self-titled debut album is available now. The trio is anchored by bass heavyweight Juan Alderete (Mars Volta, Deltron 3030), with drummer Mark Guiliana (David Bowie’s Blackstar, Beat Music) and guitarist suGar Yoshinaga (Buffalo Daughter). Each member’s unique voice blends to create incredible sonic explorations that range from atmospheric improvisations to trance to... »

  • Juan Alderete and Halo Orbit Preview New Music

    Juan Alderete and Halo Orbit Preview New Music

    Juan Alderete has teamed up with guitarist/synth player suGar Yoshinaga and drummer Mark Guiliana for a killer new project called Halo Orbit. The trio is spread across the globe with the Alderete in Los Angeles, Guiliana in New York, and Yoshinaga in Tokyo. Their combination of influences and styles create a sound they describe as... »

  • Groove – Episode #5: Juan Alderete

    Groove – Episode #5: Juan Alderete

    Juan Alderete doesn’t remember me. Fair ball. The last time I saw him, he had long hair, tight jeans and was playing bass for a hard rock band called The Scream back in the early nineties. That band is most notable because frontman, John Corabi, later went on to replace Vince Neil in Motley Crue.... »

  • Vato Negro: Dos

    Vato Negro: Dos

    From Racer X to Mars Volta to Deltron 3030, Juan Alderete has been killing it for years. Today, we’re celebrating his birthday with a clip of his project Vato Negro throwing down at Fuji Rock 2010. The song (which starts at the 1:10 mark) brings out an eclectic side of the group with a nice... »

  • Deltron 3030 Continues U.S. Tour with Juan Alderete, Announces European Dates

    Deltron 3030 Continues U.S. Tour with Juan Alderete, Announces European Dates

    Hip hop supergroup Deltron 3030 is continuing to tour in support of their latest release, , which dropped in September. The group, featuring the core of Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala, features bass extraordinaire Juan Alderete laying down the low end. The North American leg of their tour wraps up... »

  • Deltron 3030 Featuring Juan Alderete: City Rising From the Ashes

    Deltron 3030 Featuring Juan Alderete: City Rising From the Ashes

    Juan Alderete has such a singular voice on the bass, and yet he can be so versatile. He got his first break in the metal scene, spent plenty of years with innovative rockers Mars Volta, and has his own experimental duo Big Sir with vocalist Lisa Papineau. Through it all, he’s always been about hip... »