Published on October 7th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Julian LaMadrid On His New Single “Patience,” Signing With Arista Records, Future Plans & More

Born to Mexican immigrants, Julian LaMadrid moved to New York City from Dubai at the age of 18, crediting films like Taxi Driver and Midnight Cowboy as reasons to enroll in New York University’s film school. LaMadrid then graduated early upon signing with Sony Music Entertainment label Arista Records. But ultimately frustrated by the societal pressure to create data driven and social media-focused art, Julian LaMadrid set out to create an audible pathway towards the future of pop music. He brings a refreshingly-global perspective to his evolved musical craft, which includes influences from the New Wave, Punk, British Rock, Classic Rock and Bedroom Pop genres.

Since beginning his musical journey, Julian LaMadrid has been praised by plenty of notable tastemakers, including Wonderland, CLASH, Flaunt Magazine, TMRW Magazine, VMAN, 1883 Magazine, Popsugar and Billboard. “Patience” is LaMadrid’s latest single, following the April 2020 release of the hit single “My Time.” Prior to that in 2019, LaMadrid released his project Mala Noche, which featured the tracks, “Mess”, “Neon”, “Die Young”, “Red Car” and “Moment.” Not only did Julian compose and produce the entire Mala Noche project, yet he also directed all of the tracks’ accompanying visuals.

On October 6, 2020, I had the pleasure of interviewing Julian LaMadrid via Zoom, as embedded below. We discussed “Patience,” life during COVID-19, future plans, his punk roots and plenty more. Additional info on LaMadrid can be found online by visiting, and

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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