Los Cassettes: musica de mis padres. (Lado A).
I wasn’t very aware of what being Mexican and Salvadoran American meant most of the time growing up. At times, I suppressed one heritage over the other and other times, I suppressed both out of the need to fit in and out of knowing that I never would. But what I could never deny is the influence of my parent’s music. I imagined film scenes to this music. Los Cassettes pays homage to the music my mother and father played in the garage, in the kitchen, the living room and in the bathroom singing along while in the shower. These songs are my soundtrack. I play them today.
-Edgardo Antonio Jr.
October 14, 2014