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El Guincho
El Guincho
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Pablo Diaz-Reixa, who performs under the moniker El Guincho, grew up in the Canary Islands with limited access to a wide variety of music, mostly listening to mainstream 80s pop and tropical island music. After high school he moved to Barcelona and formed the band Coconot, which showcased these tropical influences. Once on the mainland, however, Diaz-Reixa discovered electronica music and began experimenting with looping and synths, resulting in El Guincho, a project that has been likened to a sunnier, more tropical version of Animal Collective. While his first two albums garnered acclaim, when Diaz-Reixa signed to the Young Turks label and began drawing on his other influence, 80s pop, as well as digging deeper into traditional Spanish flamenco, he started to receive widespread critical laudation. El Guincho's most recent release Pop Negro demonstrates this maturity with a wide array of influences and flawless production, marking El Guincho as a truly talented musician.
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