NEW COLLABORATION: Uvilov - Haciendo amigos en el desierto (feat. Algodón Egipcio)
Hey everyone! Been quiet for awhile ‘cause I’m working on new music, but I’m taking a quick break to share this new collaboration with you. My friends of Uvilov, from Monterrey, Mexico, just released their new album called El Desprendimiento (which is pretty great), and I contributed with vocals, guitars and synths on this song called “Haciendo amigos en el desierto” (“Making Friends in the Desert”). I think it turned out awesome, check it out. And check out the rest of the album as well HERE!
I started this new little blog where I’m documenting in pictures my entire record collection, or at least trying to. Why? Because it’s fun. Also I’m doing a huge memory excercise and writing when and where I got each item. Follow this if you wanna :)
It’s that time of the year! I didn’t release a lot of things this year (that will change in 2013, I promise), but still here’s a list of everything I’ve put out this year. Most of these come with a free download, so don’t be shy!
RELEASES Los Remixes de La Lucha Constante (Lefse Records) ::DOWNLOAD:: Split 7” w/ El Faro (Acuarela + Yoyó Industrias + Club Social) ::STREAM+BUY:: "La Conducta Original", from Plásticos y Etéreos 2012 (Revista Plástica) ::DOWNLOAD:: "La Espina del Cardenche", from Norte Sonoro EP 1 (Nrmal) ::DOWNLOAD:: "La Plegaria", from The Nablus Project (International Tapes + Coco’s OCD) ::STREAM+DONATE::
VIDEOS "Los Temas Turbios", directed by Broken Machine Films ::WATCH:: "La Transformación", directed by MOSTRO Contenidos ::WATCH::
REMIXES - Andrea Balency Trio - Mizraïm (Algodón Egipcio Remix) ::DOWNLOAD:: - Wild Honey - Kings of Tomorrow (Algodón Egipcio Remix) ::STREAM+BUY:: - Mariachi El Bronx - Revolution Girls (Algodón Egipcio Remix) ::DOWNLOAD:: - Throes + The Shine - Hoje é Festa (Algodón Egipcio Remix) ::DOWNLOAD::
COVERS - Love Will Never Do (Without You) (Janet Jackson Cover) ::DOWNLOAD:: - Color Café (Serge Gainsbourg Cover) ::DOWNLOAD::
MIXES - Abstractor Podcast 007 (link down) - Dos Mundos Mix ::STREAM:: - International Mix 4 International Tapes ::STREAM::
MISC. - “El Día Previo” on a Bing Originals ad ::WATCH:: - Live, acoustic version of “La Transformación”, with Peruvian singer Pamela Rodríguez ::WATCH:: - “La Mañana”, altered-lyrics version of “El Día Previo”, for Venezuelan radio station Éxitos ::STREAM::
AWESOME! My song “La Espina del Cardenche” made it to the 50 Favorite Songs of 2012 list put together by NPR Music. I didn’t really release a lot of new music this year, so I was surprised to even be considered for any year-end list. I’m happy it was with this song, I’m particulary proud of it.
If you still haven’t heard/downloaded it, get it HERE.
My buddies at International Tapes posted today a brand new mix I made for them. Each song comes from a different country (this is the concept of an upcoming release of mine, stay tuned). Check it out, you can download it if you like it, it’s free.
Tracklist: 01 Fakuta – Juntapena (Chile) 02 Torkelsen – Simple (Norway) 03 La Gallera Social Club – Chimban-Guele (Venezuela) 04 Za! – Calonge Terrassa, Kalon / Jah! Tewra-Ssah! (Spain) 05 Salyu x Salyu – 歌いましょう (Japan) 06 Titica – Chão (Angola) 07 Anti-G – Bubbling Cause Trouble (Netherlands) 08 Taragana Pyjarama – Pinned (Part 1) (Denmark) 09 Los Zafiros – Bossa Cubana (Cuba) 10 JoieJoieJoie – Les Iguanes (Belgium) 11 DJ Rashad – CCP (USA) 12 Jacques Greene – These Days (Canada) 13 Korallreven – Pago Pago (Sweden) 14 Novos Baianos – Besta É Tu (Brazil)
BTW, the pic on the post was taken by my BFF IL Gimón.
My new friend Sergio from Dos Mundos, based in Toronto, interviewed me recently, and here’s the result. It was my first Skype interview, I look a mess! But the questions are good, check it out.
It’s accompanied by a mix I made that I love how it turned out, you can check that out too on the link. Here’s the tracklist:
01 Salva - Beached 02 Roberto Carlos Lange - Year One 03 Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica (Matmos Edit) 04 Arca - Walls 05 Niño - Alma 06 Aaliyah - Rock the Boat 07 THEESatistaction - QueenS 08 Zammuto - The Shape of Things to Come 09 Nite Jewel - She’s Always Watching You 10 Salyu x Salyu - ただのともだち
NEW REMIX: Mariachi El Bronx - Revolution Girls (Algodón Egipcio Remix)
A couple of months ago I was asked to remix a Mariachi El Bronx song. I didn’t have a clue where to start. Here’s the result, probably the hardest I’ve worked on a remix. It was premiered today on the KCRW Blog, you can download it for free there or on my Soundcloud.
NEW COVER: Algodón Egipcio - Color Café (Serge Gainsbourg Cover)
The guys at Revista 69, a very cool blog from Perú, asked me to make a cover of a Serge Gainsbourg song for a tribute. I almost didn’t do it, because I don’t feel I know enough about Gainsbourg’s work to participate on a tribute. But I took it as a challenge, as usual, and just had fun with it. I did Couleur Cafe, sung in Spanish. Hope you like it, I sing a bit in French, which is a first.
There are other participating Latin/Spanish bands that I love, like Odio París and Lido Pimienta. Click HERE to download the track and the rest of the tibute.