Established in 2009, Sonido Clash (SC) is a San José collective that explores the diaspora of traditional, modern, emerging and future latino sound.
SC was established as a need for creative nightlife events in response to the lack of diversity. Launching in 2009, SC leveraged the 2010 National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) conference in San José to root the collective to a national audience as serious tastemakers in the scene. Since its inception the SC collective has grown with members: Roman Zepeda (Turbo Sonidero), Angel Luna (Mex Tape), Thomas Ramon Aguilar (Chale Brown), and Fernando J. Pérez (Tlacoyo) in curating specialized events in various spaces in San José and beyond. The collective and member DJs have been invited to play in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Antonio, Chicago and New York. Sonido Clash has also established a bi-national dialogue with partners in Tijuana and Mexico City. Previous productions include performances with Los Rakas, Ana Tijoux, The Prayers, Kap G, La Santa Cecilia, Las Cafeteras, Kumbia Queers, y más.