El Guincho

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El Guincho
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El Guincho in 2017
Background information
Birth name Pablo Díaz-Reixa
Born (1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 36)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • record producer
Years active 2006–present
Labels Young Turks
Associated acts

Pablo Díaz-Reixa (born 17 November 1983), better known by his stage name El Guincho, is a Spanish musician, singer and record producer.[1]

Also a member of Coconot, Díaz-Reixa rose to prominence with his 2008 album, Alegranza!.[2] His musical style relies heavily on the use of sampling and incorporates elements of Afrobeat, dub, tropicália and rock and roll. Díaz-Reixa achieves what he's described as a kind of "space-age exotica".[3] He utilizes a Roland SP-404.

Early life

Díaz-Reixa was born an only child in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. After finishing high school, he moved to Barcelona, Spain for college, where he majored in media studies. While in the city, he started to make music and was a member of the band Coconot [4]

Personal life

Díaz-Reixa resides in Barcelona. In 2012, his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer, and he had to return to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to take care of her, during that time he started to record HiperAsia. His mother died in 2014.[5][6][7]

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Details
Folías
Alegranza!
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Young Turks
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
Pop Negro
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Young Turks
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
HiperAsia
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Everlasting, CANADA
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download

Extended plays

List of Extended plays, with selected details
Title Details
Piratas de Sudamérica, Vol. 1
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Young Turks
  • Format: Digital download

References

  1. ^ Canter, Danny. "El Guincho". Loud & Quiet. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  2. ^ Hughes, Josiah."El Guincho’s Tropical Sampling"[permanent dead link], Exclaim!, November 2008.
  3. ^ Kharas, Kev (2008-02-26). "DiScover: el Guincho / In Depth // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  4. ^ Sancho, Xavi (2008-03-28). "Pronto sabrás quién es El Guincho". El País. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  5. ^ Reynaldo, Shawn (2016-02-11). "El Guincho Isn't Worried About Disappointing You". SPIN. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  6. ^ Queipo, Alan (2016-03-28). "El Guincho. Sonido Primark". notodo.com. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  7. ^ Vernon, Lucas (2016-03-16). "El radical renacer de El Guincho". noisey.vice.com. Archived from the original on 2019-03-28. Retrieved 2019-03-28.

External links

  • YOUNG TURKS, El Guincho: Pop Negro


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