Wednesday, June 29, 2011

El Guincho - Island Flare with Space-Age Vibes

With our love of bright colors, island sounds and stop animation, Barcelona's El Guincho has won our hearts with his quirky and charming style!

El Guincho is the recording alias of Spanish musician Pablo Díaz-Reixa. Originally from the Canary Islands, El Guincho rose to prominence with his 2008 album, Alegranza. His musical style - what he's described as "space-age exotica" - relies heavily on the use of sampling and incorporates elements of Afrobeat, dub, Tropicália and rock and roll.

In 2010 he released his latest album, Pop Negro. Earlier this month at Spain’s Premios de la Música Independiente (Indie Music Awards), El Guincho received praise and accolades from music critics worldwide, earning him "Best Song of the Year" for Bombay, a single off Pop Negro.

Bombay is a rad tune!! But due to a little nudity, the video is age-restricted. If you're legal, check it out here. In the meantime, check out the super cute and fun video for his song Palmitos Park off the Alegranza album...

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