Okay, I’m not exaggerating but this video is probably one of the best music videos I have seen in years. It has great vintage shots of people having fun on bikes, smashing stuff, eating sweets, crazy shit, girls kissing, girls with their tops off, great vintage / indie tits and some shots of El Guincho himself. We saw him not long ago at The Lexington, Islington, London and the gig was great; high energy, loads of dancing, not stop beats and a great performance from an artist so talented he can play 3-5 instruments at any one time. What he does in the video is nothing compared to him live on stage. Luckily you can go buy the album, Pop Negro, and then you can see him at Cargo, Shoreditch on November 4th for only £9.50!!! I dare you to miss out.
El Guincho – Bombay – Pop Negro (Young Turks)
Album Review: Pop Negro
For those of you who don’t know El Guincho, he is the third best things to come out of Spain in the past five years (after Crystal Fighters and Delorean) and he mixes beats and loops into a circus frenzy of latino house-pop. Listen to the entire album here from Soundcloud for free below. It’s excellent. As lively and energetic and gloriously happy as Alegranza was, this album has a more distinctly Spanish feel and almost feels a little less original then his debut. However, the first album suffered from a lack of variety and this album more than makes up for it. El Guincho’s EP released between the albums, Piratas de Sudamerica, which was a homage to South American latin classics, has clearly had an affect on his once-compared-to-Panda-Bear sound and I am not sure whether he has become more or less distinct. There is still very little out there that so effectively blends contemporary indie, dance music and latin/flamenco influences.
YT047 – El Guincho – Pop Negro by Young Turks