Hardcore band De La Hoya formed in the summer of 1997, when guitar player Oscar Rodriguez asked singer Aaron Scott to start a band just 10 minutes after meeting. They recruited bassist Carly Guarino (owner of Crap Records) and drummer Jaime Villamarin (ex-Ifarm) to form De La Hoya in the heart of New York City. Their debut release was a raw but riveting 6-song EP titled "Has No Credibility." Following a Summer 2000 national tour that featured new bassist Chad Kurland (ex-Bugout), De La Hoya and Red Leader Records (Strike Anywhere, Saturday Supercade) released "DANCE! Techno Mega-Mix Vol.