MEET MY COUSIN VINNY
Have you met My Cousin Vinny? Well, your ears and dance moves are missing out! We recently caught up with Vinny regarding his new style of music involving digital cumbia, world beat, and electro cumbia which he believes creates a spiritual experience through good music. What does that mean? It means that Vinny definitely delivered with this mix! If you haven’t heard him before, we recommend listening to his mix below and make sure to catch him at GATHER: Oak Park this Thursday August 11th, his HIGHER SOUND event Friday August, 12th and Back Bar at The Golden Bear this Saturday August, 13th. Trust us that you’ll find yourself dancing the night away.
The Seen: Since this is your first time playing on the GATHER stage what are you most excited about and what does GATHER: Oak Park mean to you?
Vinny: I’m most excited about playing to the crowd that makes up GATHER. I’ve been to several GATHER events leading up to this Thursday, and the crowd is always so diverse, full of friendly people and good vibes. GATHER: Oak Park is a great way to showcase our sense of community in Sacramento and I’m honored to be the musical component for this month!
The Seen: Being a frequent attendee of GATHER how will that experience help influence the vibe that you’re going to put out on Thursday?
Vinny: It has the all the makings of a great time. Seeing the diverse cultures and tastes from the vendors to the people means that I can pull from the many sources of dance music styles that inspire me, in hopes of complementing the atmosphere.
The Seen: Rumor on the street is that you’re spinning a new style of music that Sacramento hasn’t quite heard yet called “Digital Cumbia”, can you go in some detail and let us know what we can expect?
Vinny: Word must travel fast around these parts. Haha. There’s so many ways to describe this style of music, but you can expect a worldly sound that touches on a many different parts of the world all wrapped up into one. It’s really fun!
The Seen: In what ways has Sacramento helped you prepare for big moves in your career?
Vinny: I’ll always have a lot of love for Sacramento. All throughout my life there was support from friends and family when it came to my creative pursuits and I will forever be grateful for that. The culture and scene that I have been able to be a part of is the reason why I am here answering these questions to begin with.
The Seen: You have been doing your thing in Sacramento for quite some time, now in expanding your empire, what is on the horizon for you and can you let us in on some secrets on what we can look forward to?
Vinny: Those secrets are G-14 Classified, unfortunately. However, you can look forward to hearing more original production from myself, as well as some other special events in the works.
Come dance with My Cousin Vinny at GATHER: Oak Park on August 11th. Inspired by warm California nights and the emerging trend of the food culture, GATHER is a take on the city as a dining table. GATHER is produced and professionally managed by Unseen Heroes. Can’t get enough of My Cousin Vinny this Thursday? Catch him playing his HIGHER SOUND event at Kasbah Lounge in Midtown every Second Fridays and at Back Bar at The Golden Bear every Second Saturdays. This month HIGHER SOUND is having a Bazaar, which will showcase several local artists/businesses throughout the night, creating a marketplace environment along with dancing, music, drinks, and hookah all night. HIGHER SOUND at Kasbah Lounge is 18+ and entry is free.