Katzù Oso is a Latino solo artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. The moniker of Paul Hernandez, Katzù Oso combines upbeat, dancey production with dreamy vocals. Taking inspiration from artists like HOMESHAKE, Tame Impala and more, Hernandez sought to combine a dreamy synth-drenched sound with influences from growing up east of Los Angeles, CA – the sounds of growing up east of a major metropolitan city, of being young and brown in America.
Katzù Oso’s music is written entirely in his bedroom but since the drop of his first single, “Sophie” in April of 2017, Katzù Oso has been growing quickly: from performing at backyard shows in his hometown of Montebello, CA to performing at venues such as Highland Park’s The Hi Hat and Los Angeles’ The Resident. Katzù Oso released his debut mixtape on July 20, 2018.
His new single “kiss u better” drops February 14th via Counter Culture/Cosmica Records.
ABOUT Los Angeles Lindo y Querido
“Commissioned by Tecate, the collaborative project draws attention to Mexican-Americans’ influence on the culture of Los Angeles, and pride over Mexican roots and Mexican Independence Day. The mashup’s diverse sonic spectrum reflects many genres, but all of them toast to the same spirit.”
David Graver of COOL HUNTING
“Los artistas The Delirians, É Arenas, Katzù Oso y Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas anunciaron la creación de una recopilación original llamada ‘Los Ángeles Lindo y Querido’, que no es más que un reflejo de la identidad bicultural que hay en esta ciudad y además el proyecto está inspirado en uno de los himnos más populares de amor y lealtad a México, el popular ‘México Lindo y Querido’.'‘
Redacción of Los Angeles Times En Español
2019 - On tour as main support for SALES. Played official SXSW showcase alongside The Red Pears, TDE’s Zacari, Ambar Lucid & Cuco. Played Los Dells Fest alongside Ozuna, Café Tacvba, Natalia LaFourcade, and Jessie Reyes. Headlined Sonido Clash with Nina Sky. Released “Los Ángeles Lindo y Querido” with Ulises Lozano, Katzù Oso, É Arenas, The Delirians, Mariachi Linda Mexicanas. Released music video for “Los Ángeles Lindo y Querido” with Tecate.
2018 - Several songs off “Pastel” added to Apple Music’s Best of the Week, Indie Pop, Despues del After, Breaking Indie, Ruido!, The A List: Rock y Alternativo, Amor Alternativo and Spotify’s Bedroom Pop, New Music Friday Latin, H&M In Store Music, Novedades Viernes Mix, and COLORS’ Weekly Releases
2017 - Opened for Tyler, the Creator, Brockhampton, Steve Lacy & Clairo. Featured on Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist