SPAIN-BROOKLYN MUSIC SERIES 4
JULY 14 | (le) Poisson Rouge | NYC
El Guincho (Gran Canaria, Spain)
Extraperlo (Barcelona, Spain)
Turnbull Green, dj set (Brooklyn)
Vortex, dj set (Madrid-NYC)
Spain Fresh joins (le) Poisson Rouge and La Editorial de Canada to bring the 4th SPAIN-BROOKLYN MUSIC SERIES, a celebration of the best independent music from Spain and Brooklyn.
158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
6pm – Doors and Turnbull Green (dj set)
7pm – Extraperlo
8pm – NOIA
9pm – El Guincho
10pm – Vortex (dj set)* also between bands.
About the bands:
Born Pablo Díaz-Reixa in the Canary Islands, the Spanish-owned archipelago off the coast of Northwestern Africa, El Guincho found indie blog fame in early 2008, shortly after the previous December's release of his album Alegranza, which coincided nicely with his North American debut performance in Austin, Texas, at the SXSW festival. At age 14, Díaz-Reixa left his home for Continental Europe to focus on a career in sports, but when that didn't work out, he moved to Barcelona, where he played drums in various bands, including Coconut with his guitar-playing cousin. It was while touring with Coconut in 2006 that the idea for El Guincho -- blending samples of his favorite tropicalia and calypso along with percussion and his own vocals -- came about. Alegranza was almost instantly compared to Panda Bear's Person Pitch and won El Guincho prized spots at both SXSW and the Pitchfork Music Festival, along with many favorable reviews. His second album, Pop Negro, recorded in Berlins Planet Roc studio and various locations around Spain, was released in September of 2010.
Díaz-Reixa spent the next few years working behind the scenes, producing albums for Extraperlo (Delirio Específico) and Los Punsetes ?(Una Montaña Es Una Montaña) in 2012. He also did a remix of Björk's "Cosmogony" that same year. He resurfaced in 2014 under the name Trances and released an EP of sample-based tribal techno for John Talabot's Hivern Discs. Díaz-Reixa reverted back to the El Guincho name in 2016 with the Hiperasia album, a bubbling electro-R&B/pop album inspired by his fascination with a strip of Chinese bazaars in Madrid.
Extraperlo is a Barcelona-based band that debuted in 2009 from the same scene that saw El Guincho spread worldwide. In fact, half of its members tour with him. Influenced by bands like Aztec Camera, Dominant Legs, Orange Juice, Prefab Stroub and Roxy Music they released their sophomore album ‘Delírio Específico’ back in 2012 (produced by El Guincho) to a welcoming blogosphere; especially in Mexico, Chile, Belgium and Australia. Concerts all around Spain followed (Primavera Sound, FIB, Arenal Sound, among others) and further more into Mexico (Festival Nrmal) and Estonia (Schilling Festival).
Considered by national press the future of homegrown music they return now with their latest album‘Chill Aquí’, which as the name suggest takes their sophisti-pop sound to new chillin’ horizons. Still in search of the perfect pop song, idyllic and captivating, their music aspires to overstep genres with each album’s own lyrical universe and the unwavering quest for beauty that has always driven this Mediterranean pop act.
¨ We meant to make an album with melodies that resonate like groovy mantras, luring the listener into the album’s chill ¨
On their third album Extraperlo explores their soft-rock side against their passion for italian romantic pop, achieving this from their own peculiar identity. This is an album which echoes for its soundscapes among foreign productions, like Jam City’s flanger bathed ‘Dream a Garden’ and Blood Orange’s groovy guitar riffs and sensuous halls, seductive spaces that ‘Chill Aquí’ conveys across its 10 tracks.
NOIA is the solo project of singer/producer Gisela Fulla. Gisela was born and raised in Barcelona by a family of activists. She moved to NY and began working as a sound designer/mixer and music composer for film. She also started producing music with traces of Tropicalia, leftfield R&B, traditional Spanish melodies and experimental sound design under the name of NOIA, which means “girl” in catalan. She sings in Spanish, English and Catalan.
Her debut EP “Hàbits¨ came out last November via Cascine Records (US) and Buen Dia Records (MEX)
Turnbull Green is the indie project established circa 2010 by multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter & visual artist Ian Newman.
Vortex started his career in Madrid at the beginning of the 2000s influenced by the sounds of the technopop, newwave, minimalwave, ebm, electro and postpunk. He played in cult clubs of the underground scene like DirtyParty@Coppelia101 , DiscoSucks@Stardust, TempleBeat@Razzmataz, Elastico, Le Garage, Tributo80, Astoria , Gris Bar, Bunker@Specka and Overflow. He was promoter of parties like Technoir@FlamingoClub and CanibalBar and some of his remixes were in the top ten of clubs like OchoyMedio and Razzmataz. In 2012 he moved to NYC with his personal vision of the retro electronic scene playing in parties like Antro@Bedlam, BunnyFucker@MetropolitanBAr, IbizaParty@MetropolitanBar, CruiseControl@NowhereBar, ScaryMary@NowhereBar or Fontanas amongst others.
About Spain Fresh
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