Popular banda group La Banda San Jose de Mesillas originate from Mesillas Concordia in the musically rich and active state of Sinaloa, Mexico. Having come together in March of 1990, La Banda San Jose de Mesillas — numbering more than 15 players — have earned a reputation as seasoned veterans of the regional Mexican music world. After years making records with EMI International, the California-based band entered uncharted territory with independent label La Sierra Records for the 2007 release Para Conquistarte, followed by Como la Palma di Mano in 2008.
The group underwent a name change at that point to La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas, though their musical style remained the same. Their debut issue under the new moniker was Corridos Adictivos, and it was their final album for La Sierra in 2009.
Later that year, they signed with Sony and issued Viva Sinaloense in August of 2010. Nada Iguales followed in October of 2011 and Pasado Es Pasado in 2012.
By that time, La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas had become radio and chart staples, as well as a touring sensation not just in Mexico, but in the United States as well, particularly on West Coast and in the Southwest as far east as Texas.
In 2013, the band issued a best-of compilation entitled Muchas Gracias, followed by the hit single "Un Fin en Culiacan" in the spring of 2014. The full-length Disfrute Engañarte was released in July of that year, during an international tour. Both single and album charted in the Top Ten of various regional Mexican music charts. The following year saw the release of Frente a Frente, a joint compilation release with Banda Costena. They returned to the studio to record new material in early 2016, issuing the full-length Durmiendo en el Lugar Equivocado in November. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez & Thom Jurek