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Texas-based trip-hop duo Voodoo Boogaloo to play at Tortuga

In four years, Stephanie Cardona and Logan Woodyard have made some music.

They’ve also toured the country, and most recently, they made the leap into being full-time musicians.

Trip-hop duo Voodoo Boogaloo will perform in Albuquerque on Thursday, Nov. 15. (SOURCE: Sonic Bids)

“It’s all been a work in progress,” Woodyard says in a recent phone interview. “We’re excited about being able to pursue this dream of ours full time. It’s the next step in our career.”

Cardona and Woodyard make up the trip-hop duo Voodoo Boogaloo.

The outfit is known for its psychedelic vibe and chemistry on stage.

Voodoo Boogaloo has released two albums and has become well-known in central Texas.

“Get in There” is the duo’s sophomore release.

Cardona and Woodyard met while living in Alice, Texas.

“A mutual friend was putting on a show, and Stephanie was playing with her band,” Woodyard says. “We met hearing each other playing in our bands. I walked up to her and won her over.”

“He told me, ‘I love your voice and your projection,’ ” Cardona says.

“That was me planting the seed,” Woodyard says.

Fast-forward to today, and Cardona and Woodyard are traveling through the country on tour.

The duo will make a stop in Albuquerque on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Tortuga.

Being part of the duo is great for Woodyard, because the music is original.

“Our music is unique, and I have a partner where we can pull from experiences together,” he says. “Just a month ago, we committed to being full-time musicians, and that will surely make it into a song. Our other big deal is that we work with electronic music and we get great joy in doing field recording. Then we use that as a base to create instrumentals. You add up all the experiences, and what comes out is a representation of us.”

Cardona says that since forming the band, the pair have become better communicators.

“We’ve got a professional and personal relationship,” she says. “We do put effort into keeping the two separate. We have boundaries and always have to listen to each other about when we are checking out of one.”

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