Wednesday, November 3, 2010

El Guincho's New Album "Pop Negro"

El Guincho combines beats and sounds from tropicalia, Afrobeat and dub, chopping and reassembling ideas for a new highly danceable hybrid. This music has drive and melodic strength. Pop Negro (Young Turks) has the production slickness of a contemporary dance record but of course musically and beat wise it is on another, very hip planet.

I've been digging the sounds and it makes me think about these beats and where they are coming from. But you don't always have to know where something is coming from to know where it is. And where it is is different. It's not something I'd ordinarily come across these days but I think El Guincho is on to something new. Can't say as I don't like it.

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