Tejano Icon Chris Perez Launches New Record Label, Signs Tejano Hip Hop Star ZEUS. El Mero Necio
SAN ANTONIO, TX – August 12, 2021 – Legendary guitarist and Grammy award-winning Tejano musician Chris Peréz and partner Carlito Miranda announces Blue Mariachi Productions, a new TV, film, and music production company founded in the heart of Texas, and signing its 1st Tejano and hip hop artist ZEUS. El Mero Necio.
Perez has helped shape Tejano music history on stage and alongside other iconic musicians. From his early days with Los Dinos, to the swinging hits of the Kumbia Kings, Chris Peréz is behind many unforgettable classics. Under the Blue Mariachi Productions umbrella, Blue Mariachi Records will continue this legacy by introducing a new era of Tejano music with artists who are reigniting the sounds of our past.
“To record, write, play with, support, and introduce new artists and musicians is the ultimate endeavor for me and I'm looking forward to the future our Blue Mariachi team is building. We welcome our first artist, ZEUS. El Mero Necio!” - Chris Peréz
Perez has been on stage for some of the most iconic moments in Tejano and knows who lives up to the spirit of Tejano artists, past and present. With his leadership at the label, these new artists will bridge the gap for generations who love Tejano and are listening for the first time.
About ZEUS. Born in Madrid Spain and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Carlos Servando Cavazos, or “Carlton Zeus,” performs as ZEUS. El Mero Necio. A U.S. Air Force Veteran and Mexican-American hip hop artist, his delivery, and eclectic play on all things Tex-Mex, has earned him a top spot among independent Texas musicians. ZEUS has been hailed as the Freddy Fender of hip hop and his independent release “Three Strikes You’re In,” and the famous “Necio Cumbia,” are South Texas anthems played across festivals, quinceñera’s, backyard barbecues, and border clubs alike.
“My partnership with Chris Perez and Blue Mariachi started with a bottle of reposado and got deep af. My dreams are outlandish and he gets it. Our vision is a mutual reminder of the journey he took to contribute to a legacy that will outlive us all.” – ZEUS.
From brisket & beers with The Randy Rogers Band in New Braunfels to tequila toasts in Houston with Mannie Fresh or backstage antics with Jesse Turner of Siggno, ZEUS embodies the intersection of Tejano, Country, and Hip Hop.
His upcoming project The United States of Tejas is inspired by ZEUS’s journey to reconnect with his roots in the Rio Grande Valley prior to his departure for U.S. military service. He takes us along to discover the sights, smells, and sounds of our rich music heritage in Texas, while adding that touch of ZEUS along the way. Several tracks on the cumbia-infused and genre-bending album are being produced by multi-platinum and Grammy Award winning producer Happy Perez (Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Miguel, Halsey, Juice WRLD, Lana Del Rey), El Dusty, Steveo Valdez (Maroon 5, Lil Wayne, MGK) and Blue Mariachi’s Robert Gomez III with Chris Perez on guitar.
Upon the album's drop, a tour across the southwest will begin as new music videos, merchandise, and a docuseries are released. Visit MeroNecio.com for more and find ZEUS. on all major music platforms.