You immediately feel the relaxed and friendly atmosphere when you step into the Downbeat Cafe in Echo Park. Writers sit typing into their computers or stare into space, others study big volumes of literature and groups talk about their next film project, annoying boyfriends or planned vacations. Nobody seems to be in a hurry and there are a lot of regulars who great each other with a few words, a smile and a friendly wave.
“Serious musicians only gig, record - that’s their life and we want to create an outlet for them to be heard”
Joey Flores, Yotam Rosenbaum and their 10 piece funk and hip hop band The Capitalist Hippie Complex were on the road to success: they got great reviews for their first CD, opened for the Grammy-winning group Arrested Development and were ready to take on the music world.