MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS; NYC Jazz/Rock Platinum Recording Powerhouse Releases Video For Title Track To Bite Of The Street LP, Out Now On Nefarious Industries

NYC troupe MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS presents a new video for the title track to their latest avant jazz fusion LP, Bite Of The Street, released last September on Nefarious Industries.

MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS is fronted by prolific New York City multi-platinum trumpeter MAC GOLLEHON, who has toured the planet and has played on thousands of records, including over two-hundred gold and platinum albums since the 1970s. He’s widely known for his mainstream contributions on chart-topping albums including Onyx’s Bacdafucup, Blondie’s The Hunter, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” as well as records from Madonna, Hall & Oates, Chaka Khan, Buddy Rich, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton, Nile Rodgers, Patrick Adams, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Hector Lavoe, and hundreds of others, and spent a decade with Duran Duran.

MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICSBite Of The Street is an explosive, groove-saturated party album that slams both feet to the gas pedal from its opening notes and never lets up. Fusing heavy soul and jazz with Latin dance grooves, synth-drenched dirges, a multi-percussionist attack, and more energy than a supernova, the six movements showcase GOLLEHON’s searing brass attack, with stacks of layered and intertwined trumpet igniting every moment of the album.

Written and arranged by MAC GOLLEHON, Bite Of The Street sees him performing trumpet, keyboards, and scat vocals. He’s joined by Eric Klaastad on bass, Jeanne Carno on drums, with Ismael Sanchez providing additional percussion. Engineer Adan Perez supplies additional keyboards on “Coming At You,” Ariel Lawler supplies background vocals on “Sleepwalker,” and David Brenner (Gridfailure) provides sound effects on “Souled Out.”

Bite Of The Street was recorded and engineered by Adan Perez (Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos, Tito Nieves) at Allerton Studio in the Bronx, and Dan Grigsby (Joe Cocker, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Sting, Kool & The Gang) at SAE Institute of Technology in Manhattan, and mixed and mastered by Bruce A. Miller (Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige). The record is completed with photography by Tyler Adams, and layout/design by David Brenner and Greg Meisenberg.

The new video for the album’s title track is an ode to GOLLEHON’s prolific and rigorous performance schedule, the artist performing several times per week across and surrounding the city. All five boroughs of NYC are represented in the video, including performance footage from the album’s release show in the Fall. The video was filmed, directed, and edited by David Brenner with additional footage by Carol Barnhart and MAC GOLLEHON himself.

GOLLEHON states, “Brenner sent us the final cut of the video and wrote, ‘All five boroughs are repped here. This is more NYC than playing chess with a crew of cabbies, a street poet, and a coked-up hand model wearing knockoff Chanel from Canal Street in Washington Square Park eating lox bagels and halal kabobs with St. Ides from a paper bag while blasting Run DMC;’ I agree!”

Party across NYC to MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS’ “Bite Of The Street” video RIGHT HERE.

Bite Of The Street is out now on Black Vinyl and all streaming platforms at Nefarious Industries where the prior album videos for “Souled Out,” “High Drama,” and “Sleepwalker” are playing HERE.

GOLLEHON performed on Thetan’s Grand Ole Agony, S.C.R.A.M.’s The Inner City, Altars Of The Moon’s The Colossus And The Widow, all of which saw release late last year, and is featured on labelmate Gridfailure’s Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery III, coming out shortly. A new MAC GOLLEHON LP is also in the process of being completed for release in 2025.

GOLLEHON’s long career includes time spent in big name Latin, R&B, rock in pop acts, including Hilton Ruiz, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, Chaka Khan, David Bowie, and Hall & Oates. Bite… shows aspects of all of that background in a half dozen instrumental grooves that make for a solid half-hour party mix. The choice cuts bookend the set. ‘Souled Out’ plays on Tropicalia while ‘Sleepwalker’ leans toward heavy rock. It all adds up to immensely likeable crossover like what Herb Alpert used to do.” – The Red Hook Star-Revue

“…a wild ride through a wide scope of sounds that encompasses Latin jazz, progressive rock, electronic beats, more textured and cinematic noir sounds and more… Each track feels like an opportunity to explore new spaces, but all within GOLLEHON’s curious and evolving sonic world.”– Treble

MAC GOLLEHON has the Midas touch and therefore I wasn’t surprised to find I loved the record as much as I did, my only complaint is it wasn’t longer. An end of year top ten surety.” – The Sleeping Shaman