*LOS ANGELES – Down With Three, better known as DW3, consists of three Latino singer-songwriter-musicians, Billy Mondragon, Damon Montelongo, and Eric Mondragon, whose harmonious sound has earned the group legions of fans worldwide.
Their new CD, “On the Floor,” is a masterful blend of R&B, soul, and smooth jazz music that includes the chart-topping lead single, “I Got You,” featuring saxophonist Gerald Albright, which hit #1 in the U.K. and #19 in the U.S. on the smooth jazz charts.
Their latest single, the title track, “On the Floor,” is currently being added to urban contemporary format radio playlists across the country.
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, DW3 is proud to reintroduce Latin Soul music to the marketplace. They are following in the footsteps of their relatives, members of the popular 1970’s Latin R&B group Tierra, who had a major hit in the ’80’s with the Gamble & Huff-penned classic, “Together.” DW3 is considered this generation’s version of Tierra, and will soon release their own remake of “Together,” reminding everyone of their mentors’ influence on urban music. In addition to Tierra, DW3’s sound is inspired by such musical greats as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Luther Vandross, Babyface, Boyz II Men, and Mint Condition.
DW3’s new album, “On the Floor,” is produced by two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Brown and Bryant Siono. Executive producers of the twelve-track collection are Cary Hardwick, Laurie Sisneros, Ron and Judy Garcia, and DW3. The independent project debuted earlier this year on Clear Channel’s Hot 92.3 FM radio station in Los Angeles and is available for purchase online and in stores in select markets nationwide.
DW3 performs live regularly and has had the pleasure of performing on the Warren Hill, Wayman Tisdale, and Dave Koz smooth jazz cruises. They have performed at the City of Lights Jazz Festival, Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Los Angeles’ Annual Taste of Soul Festival, and Temecula Wine & Music Festival. Each year to show their appreciation, DW3 performs for the U.S. military troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, Canada, and throughout Asia. They have built a solid fan following, performing weekly as the house band at Spaghettini Grill & Lounge in Seal Beach, California.