LAMC ‘Artist Discovery’ Prize Awarded to AJ Davila and El Mató A Un Policía Motorizado

"LAMC ‘Artist Discovery’ Prize Awarded to AJ Davila and El Mató A Un Policía Motorizado"

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15th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) Celebrates AJ Davila (Puerto Rico) and El Mató A Un Policía Motorizado (Argentina) As This Year’s ‘Artist Discovery’ Award Winners

El Mató a un Policía Motorizado Will Release USA debut Album ‘La Dinastía Scorpio’  on July 29th

AJ Davila’s Debut Solo Album ‘Terror Amor’ Released With Heavy Buzz From Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, KEXP, KCRW And More 

The 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) has announced two winners for this year’s ‘Artist Discovery’ award: AJ Davila and El Mató a un Policía Motorizado.

On Wednesday, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado received the award at the LAMC Indie Showcase at the Mercury Lounge, and AJ Davila and will be presented with the award on Friday July 11th at the annual LAMC showcase at the Gramercy Theatre.

Previous LAMC “Artist Discovery” winners include Kinky, Carla Morrison, Astro and Los Rakas, providing a springboard into established careers. Referred to as the “Sundance of Latin music”, the LAMC serves as a continuous indicator of what is up and coming.

As part of their win, both bands received a VIP prize package including high-end gifts from Gibson Brands, Ultimate Ears, AT&T, Microsoft, Google and Shure.

Indie rock band El Mató a un Policía Motorizado will release their US debut La Dinastía Scorpio on July 29th, with upcoming USA tour dates in California and New York. With an artfully sweet lo-fi sound, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado conjures melodic noise rock reminiscent of Pavement and Guided by Voices.

AJ Davila (lead singer of the acclaimed garage rock band Davila 666)  recently released his debut solo album ‘Terror Amor‘ to heavy buzz, with glowing reviews at Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, MTV Iggy and more. Featuring collaborations with Cole Alexander (Black Lips) and Sergio Rotman (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs), ‘Terror Amor’  brings together the guitar-fuzz of ‘60s garage, the raw energy of 70’s punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80s pop.

The 15th annual LAMC has been yet another exciting year. With more than 1,250 attendees and 25,000 concert fans, the conference provides networking opportunities with the genre’s leading artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, marketers, managers and programmers, in addition to the LAMC concerts and showcases across New York City.