DosTresCinco is an Uruguayan hip hop band with five members, 4 rappers 1 DJ : Bruno Cammá (Farath), Gabino Suanes , Marcos Hernández (Tío Marcos) , Santiago Bouzas (Taio) and Andrés Colombo (DJ Miami). They came together in 2005 and soon the band was formed. Throughout the years they have grown as individuals and as a band. When their latest album “Recordis” released, Cammá stated that “they elaborated a new approach of working, making them more effective and more real”. In those 18 songs, they have matured a lot compared to the previous and first album. If you are looking for something new, here is the band you are looking for.
How did each of you get into rap?
Around 96′ we were starting high school and latin hip hop was really popular in Uruguay, with groups such as “Peyote Asesino”, “Platano Macho”, and the mexicans “Control Machete”. We were skateboarders and Rap was the music most skaters listened to. We fell in love with it and kept listening to all the albums we could get.
How did you become a band and what do you enjoy about working together ?
When we were around 17 years old, we started rapping and making beats just for fun. We used to hang out and freestyle and share our lyrics. Little by little we learned and around 2005 we realised we wanted to get it to an other level. So we made a demo and started performing.
We really enjoy the shows and sharing the creative process of making records, we have always been friends, and there is nothing better than making music with your friends. Having the occasional chance of touring makes it much better.
What’s the story behind the name Dostrescinco ? How does it represent you ?
235 (Dos, tres, cinco) is the door number of the house we used to hang out, so we just used it as our name.
What differentiates Spanish and English rap ? What are the strenghts of both ?
Well, the history of the genre and the culture in every country has been different. So the topics treated in the lyrics are different. Musically there are a lot of groups in Latin America that fuse Hip Hop with native rhythms, but thats not the rule. Here for example there are groups that do boombap, others do trap, and others like “contra las cuerdas” fuse Rap with candombe which is the most popular afro-uruguayan music.
Have you considered rapping in English as well ?
We’ve never considered rapping in english since we live in uruguay and many people wouldn’t understand us, and also we wouldn’t feel it natural since we only speak english when we travel.
Does Uruguay culture influence your music ?
Definitely. Our reality and our daily life is our main inspiration. We also believe that one must understand the music he is making, embrace the culture and represent it from your own (in our case uruguayan) standpoint.