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The Return of El Guincho

Written by Toby Smith on January 16, 2009

Mistletone & 2SER proudly present the return of Barcelona’s foremost exponent of ecstatic tropical rave, El Guincho.

It’s been an incredible year for El Guincho’s Pablo Díaz-Reixa. After releasing his debut album Alegranza in Spain on his own label, then in Australia on Mistletone, he was signed worldwide to XL and has been touring the world, turning audiences on to his clattering dance beats, sing-along Spanish vocals and sun-drenched, sampladelic melodies.

Having wowed Australian audiences with his deliriously fun and joyful live performances with Architecture in Helsinki last May, this time Pablo Díaz-Reixa will be bringing percussionist Aleix Clavera to make the El Guincho live show twice as hectic!

This young Canary Islander went global, out of nowhere. His infectious, celebratory debut crossed continents, utilising a spectrum of ethnic and stylistic palettes. Using only basic sequencing software, he spliced African rhythm and percussion with tropicalia and calypso, psychedelia with hip hop and house. Propulsive, energetic, daring and asymmetrical. – MUSIC AUSTRALIA GUIDE # 15 Top Albums of 2008

Catch El Guincho at Laneway Festival and at Oxford Art Factory on Friday January 30 with special guests Mountains in the Sky. It’ll be an intoxicating, bacchanalian, tropicalia party you’ll never want to end!

Tickets $27+BF on sale now from Moshtix, phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849) or online here: http://www.moshtix.com.au/Search.aspx?s=&q=el%20guincho&c=&v=&p=&from=&to=&caller=mistletone

http://www.mistletone.net/category/artists/el-guincho/

http://www.myspace.com/elguincho

EL GUINCHO AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2009

SYDNEY: Friday, 30 January @ Oxford Arts Factory w/ Mountains In The Sky. Tickets $27+BF on sale now from Moshtix online or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).

BRISBANE: Saturday, 31 January – BRISBANE LANEWAY

MELBOURNE: Sunday, 1 February – MELBOURNE LANEWAY

HOBART: Wednesday, 4 February @ Brisbane Hotel

MELBOURNE: Thursday, 5 February @ The Corner w/ Qua + Slo-Mo Speedboat

PERTH: Friday, 6 February – PERTH LANEWAY

ADELAIDE: Saturday, 7 February – ADELAIDE LANEWAY

SYDNEY: Sunday, 8 February 2009 – SYDNEY LANEWAY

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