Juice ET Hugo
Juice ET Hugo, Owen Trujillo, Lolita & DMD
2MX2 is a Latin pop/urban band out of Denver Colorado with roots in Zacatecas & Michoacan, Mexico. The band is made up of founding members & vocalists, Owen Trujillo and Hugo Rodriguez, they’ve recently added Lolita (vocalist), DMDTheProducer (bassist), and Kenny O (drummer of the billboard charting group Flobots). 2MX2 is also joined by singer Kid Astronaut (from Colorado’s very own Air Dubai) and guitarist Elias Garcia (also plays for Los Mocochetes and Pink Hawks). 2MX2 has been featured on many “Best of Colorado” lists in well known music publications such as Denver Westword and 303 Magazine.
2MX2 have done shows nationally and internationally and have performed along side national artists such as Isaac Slade of The Fray, Flobots, Sean Paul, Baby Bash, Twista, Fat Joe, Snow The Product,¡MAYDAY!, Akwid, and Los Super Reyes Kumbia Kingz. They often perform at venues and festivals in Colorado and also perform in community spaces such as public schools, libraries, universities, and for various non-profit organizations. Recently they’ve done extensive work with youth organizations to raise awareness on mental health issues and how music can be used as a tool to combat mental illness and other important topics such as immigration, gentrification, health, education reform and more.
2MX2 – Owen Trujillo, Juice E.T. Hugo, Lolita & DMD are here to represent the dualistic reality of two ancient empires, two histories, two languages, and four individuals that share a message of unity through their music.
Understanding the challenges that need to be overcome when facing our modern day conquistadors who take many forms (corporations, the food industry, politics, etc.) is key to changing our future.It often seems that we are bystanders to a story that repeats itself, but we are living proof that we can change our future by learning from our past 2MX2 is the second coming of our ancestors who are here to rewrite their story through Rhythm And Poetry (RAP).
The symbol is a derivative of the “Ollin” found in the center of the Aztec calendar, which depicts Tonatiuh the sun god. We chose to remove the skin on our Ollin to point out that beneath the skin and culture we are all human, and that the sun is a symbol of what humanity is capable of. As the years went on we began to learn more about the “Ollin” coming to the realization that we did not chose this symbol but rather it chose us.