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Crosscurrents

Bay Area Beats: Bang Data

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When Deuce Eclipse and Juan Manuel Caipo joined forces in 2008, they wanted to make music that could do two things: provide information, and make beats that bang.

Their band Bang Data does just that. Deuce Eclipse comes from the world of hip-hop as an emcee and a b-boy — while Juan mostly played rock before joining the band.

Together, both Juan and Deuce combine influences from other genres, from cumbia to hip hop to metal. Bang Data came into KALW’s studio to talk about their music, and play some acoustic versions of their favorite tracks in this edition of Bay Area Beats.

Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Catch Bang Data live on August 17th at the UnderCover Show at SF Jazz.

This story originally aired in February of 2017.

Jen Chien was the managing editor for Crosscurrents and KALW News from 2016 to 2018. She has been a contributor to All Things Considered, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, BBC/PRI’s The World, Making Contact, SF Public Press, East Bay Express, New America Media, and KPFA in Berkeley, where she took part in the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. She is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Emerging Journalist Award from the Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California. She holds a BA in American Studies from Smith College, and an MA in Interdisciplinary Performance from New College of California. Before entering the field of journalism, she had a successful career as a professional dance and theater artist, teacher, and massage therapist.