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Modern rock group DLD began climbing the rock charts in 2003, having been discovered via a Battle of the Bands hosted by popular radio station Órbita FM in 2002. Bandmembers include Paco (vocals and guitar), Eric (guitar), Edgar (bass), and Rodrigo (drums). Drawing inspiration from the rock sounds of the '70s through the '90s, DLD cites artists as diverse as INXS, Hendrix, and Pearl Jam as the major influences forming their sound. The group's debut album featured singles such as "Noches de Vinyl," "Dixie," and "Loco Corazón," which earned the group a significant presence on Mexican indie radio. The band's sophomore effort, Modjo, was a live production, featuring the single "Suicido #3." The hit song reached audiences far beyond the group's native soil, winning over fans in Argentina and Chile. Pressure from record execs and promoters forced the group to change their name from "Dildo" to an abbreviation: DLD. The band's third time out with their Ventura CD generated them the most success yet, earning them a place on Mexican airplay charts and an ever-growing audience; Ventura heralded the arrival of DLD as a significant voice in Mexican indie rock. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez