Genre: RnB meets Reggaeton
Related Artists: Chet Faker, Nicolas Jaar, Chancha Via Circuito, Helado Negro
Javier arce was born and raised in, Heredia, Costa Rica
just outside of the Capital. He became widely known as the singer of one of Costa Rica's leading indie bands- Cocofunka- with whom he's filled the largest venues in Costa Rica, as well as toured with across Latin America and the U.S. His solo project is another story. Blending RnB, hazy electronics, tropical rhythms, and poetry- Javier's sound is unlike anything else coming out of the country.
He released his first song, Clavel, in 2016, which shot to the top of both Apple Music's and Spotify's Latin Indie charts- taking the track to over 600k plays on Spotify alone. In 2017, he released his second single Quise Fuego, which was included in Spotify's viral 50 in both Argentina and Costa Rica- where it was #2. His latest single, Onces, was released in 2018- presenting a new intense downtempo side of the project, alongside lyrics that directly confront the political situation in Costa Rica.
In 2017, Arce debuted his live solo show at the highly prestigious Envision Festival in Costa Rica, as well as at Epicentro alongside Argentine giants Los Espiritus. 2018 brings even more live shows- Transitarte, UCR, and Epicentro festival alongside Julian Casablancas, Kinky, and many others.
2018 will also see more music from Javier Arce- including a collaborative EP with Lagartijeando,and an international tour to support.