EL GUINCHO Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 16 February, 2017
Howler, MELBOURNE, VIC
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The great El Guincho of "Bombay" fame brings his kaleidoscopic Spanish fireworks back to Melbourne for the first time in 5 years for a full band performance at Howler with special guests Sui Zhen + NO ZU DJs.
A favourite with Australian audiences, El Guincho has transformed huge crowds into ecstatic tropical dance parties at Meredith Music Festival and Laneway. Emerging from a five year break, Canary Islands-born Pablo D az-Reixa - or El Guincho, as he is known and loved - shared a new album, HiperAsia, earlier this year.
Released locally via Mistletone, HiperAsia is another enormous musical leap for El Guincho, recorded in the Canary Islands, Barcelona and Madrid, in a chaotic period for Southern Europe. The music that has emerged is immediately disconcerting; prickly, bright and uncompromising and demanding, it has resonated with a whole new audience of El Guincho fans.
El Guincho changed the face of music videos with his viral hit "Bombay" (over 2.3 million hits), which echoes in his wild new videos for "Comix" and "Pizza" (see bel0w). He has recently been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video for "Comix".
Ever the innovator, El Guincho is reinventing music distribution, having launched his HiperAsia collection with wearable tech which comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and an animated Vaporwave short film.
"El Guincho's most resolutely electronic work yet, Hiperasia buzzes like an ice-cream headache (and) reaches frequencies most indie-electronic fusions never knew existed" - PITCHFORK
"A vivid, feverish soundworld of Auto-Tuned vocals, idyllic electronics and machine beats solid enough to stand alongside the best US R&B currently has to offer" - THE WIRE