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Gabriel Lastra was born on October 25th, 1978 in Villahermosa Tabasco, Mexico. At the age of 8 years old Gabriel started hitting his first strokes on his brotherís drums. The same year he was admitted to study at the state institute of culture (art house) where he had his first music lessons. For several years he played with many recognized bands in the state and at the age of 19 he moved to Mexico City to study the degree as an instrumentalist. For the next 3 years he took courses and workshops with renowned teachers such us John Ramos, Pedro Galindo, Dave Weckl, Nicolas Santella and others. After the workshop Gabriel started a intensive drum study with drummer Hernan Hecht for about three years and half.

In 2002 he joins The Yerberos, an underground reggae icon band in Mexico where he made his first professional tour. Then began working with various artists (Martha Cazaubon, Angelica Vale, Chak, El Circulo, Erick Rubin, Paty Cantu, Recolector, among others), jazz and fusion bands, as well as a session musician with the producer Armando Avila and Enrique Okamura.

Currently working as a drummer for one of the most important pop bands in Mexico today, "REIK", Latin Grammy winner , MTV and nominee for many others awards. Gabriel is also part of an original project called "Mezcalites" where he experiments with electronic music, house, jazz, funk, along with three great renowned Mexican musicians (Silvano Zetina, Luis Fernando Alejo).

In 2010 they released their first album called Triple Mescal in which he is producing with Silvano and Luis ...