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el guincho is pablo daz-reixa. he was born in the canary islands (spain) but later moved to barcelona to pursue his passions for film and music, as his childhood dreams of becoming a soccer or tennis star fizzled out. as unique as he is talented, el guincho blends a mix of sounds in his music that demand he be treated as a musician in a class of his own, while his music has all the comforts of familiarity without easily being pigeon holed. 'pop negro' is a blend of afro-beat percussion, psych tropicalia, trance repetition, steel drums, and much much more. 'pop negro' is an album that will transport the listener to an island paradise that no one has ever been to but that everyone knows exists somewhere in our collective music minds. though this is el guincho's 2nd album, in many ways it's the very album he's always dreamed of making. an 18 month process that saw him record for 3 months in berlin's infamous planet roc studio, mix with jon gass (michael jackson, whitney houston, babyface, anita baker, boyz ii men etc) and led him back to the canary islands to become a wind surfing instructor, in order to raise the money necessary to finish it properly. luckily, the final album is nothing short of a global music masterpiece. both grounded in a personal knowledge and passion of music history, while utterly ground breaking, fun, and contemporary, el guincho's 'pop negro' is a must have for anyone's personal music library.
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