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Empress Of – “Tristeza” (Remixed By El Guincho & Pional)

Last month, we posted “Tristeza,” a hay and perfectly lovely song from the Brooklyn singer and producer Lorely Rodriguez, who records as Empress Of. The song worked, more or less, as the centerpiece of Empress Of’s Systems EP. And now, Rodriguez has recruited a couple of important producers to give the song remixes befitting of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2013 - 1:00 pm

El Guincho – “Trances”

We haven’t heard much from Pablo Díaz-Reixa’s El Guincho project since the colorfully clubby tropicalia of 2008’s BTW-earning Alegranzia morphed into the darker palettes of 2010’s Pop Negro, but for a remix for Björk. Well it is a new year, and it’s looking like El Guincho will be back in 2013. Just before NYE, Pablo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 3, 2013 - 10:28 am

Björk – “Cosmogony (El Guincho Remix)”

Björk is currently in the midst of releasing a series of remixes in which folks like Death Grips and Current Value rework tracks from her 2011 album Biophilia. The latest comes from the young Barcelona producer El Guincho, who turns “Cosmogony” into a blippy, ghostly beach-bonfire party without using much of Björk’s voice. Listen to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2012 - 4:28 pm

The 12 Most NSFW Videos Of 2010

A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification wall or not. But looking back on 2009’s picks, it’s easy to notice that this year’… More »

By: jessica / December 20, 2010 - 1:51 pm

El Guincho Muy Fashionable

If you were thinking of dressing as The Guincho for Halloween this year, you’d be smart to throw out that red jeans/hoodie promo photo from 2008. Something happened to El Guincho since earning his BTW stripes in January ’08 on the back of Alegranzia: hombre got properly fashion-piece-worthy, based on yesterday’s T Magazine profile. Which… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 29, 2010 - 11:14 am

El Guincho – “Bombay” Video (NSFW)

Before “FM Tan Sexy“‘s R&B/pop-radio ghosts, it was the syncopated steel of “Bomaby” introducing us to BTW El Guincho’s Pop Negro. The track now has its own NSFW video — it’s actually the trailer for a film that shares its name and works as filmmaker Nicolás Mendez’s interpretation of the album. NSFW, you ask? A… More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2010 - 3:12 pm

El Guincho – “FM Tan Sexy”

Our first taste of Pop Negro, El Guincho’s followup to BTW-era Alegranza, came via ebullient opener “Bombay.” When asked about what went into the new collection, Pablo Díaz-Reixav mentioned that he “did some research on radio hits/big selling singles in North America, South America, England and Spain in the late 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s”… More »

By: brandon / August 26, 2010 - 12:44 pm

El Guincho – “Bombay”

And here comes Pablo Díaz-Reixav aka El Guincho, right when summer songlists need him most. True to the XL Records tweet that birthed it into internet consciousness, “Bombay,” a track from the forthcoming Pop Negro LP, is a reliably superb sunny season track — ingredients like steel drums and equatorial rhythms help in that designation. But… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 20, 2010 - 1:46 pm

Stream El Guincho Piratas De Sudamérica

BTW El Guincho’s second album Pop Negro is out this fall. As an ongoing bonus, he’s releasing Piratas de Sudamérica, a series of limited-edition five-song EPs that are set to “run concurrently to [his] main albums.” Each features rearranged and reinterpreted South American standards and “lost classics” and includes guest collaborators. The highly enjoyable first… More »

By: brandon / June 1, 2010 - 3:36 pm

New El Guincho – “Antillas (XXXchange Remix)”

When we first heard onetime BTW Pablo Díaz-Reixa, aka El Guincho, we were drawn in by “Antillas,” a song we described as “a five-minute bundle of clattering loops and sunny harmonies.” It was from the self-released Alegranza!, before he’d signed to XL, who reissued the collection. Almost two years after being hooked we have a… More »

By: brandon / November 20, 2009 - 3:45 pm

New El Guincho – “Bombay” (Live)

When BTW Pablo Díaz-Reixa aka The Guincho first start spreading his way through all the blogspots, the people were like “this is on some Animal Collective shit, only tropicalia and sunny and perfect for summer.” And then Animal Collective went and stole all those adjectives for themselves. So where does that leave poor Pablo? Well… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 21, 2009 - 5:15 pm

New El Guincho Video – “Palmitos Park”

Onetime BTW and breakfast taco critic Pablo Díaz-Reixa, aka El Guincho, is having his originally self-released and limited-edition Alegranza! reissued by XL in time to warm up your fall/oncoming winter. In this Gerson Aguerri-directed video for “Palmitos Park,” Díaz-Reixa sings against a constantly shifting backdrop of palm trees, parrots, giraffes, pineapples, kiwis, applause, and geometric… More »

By: brandon / September 11, 2008 - 9:19 am

New Architecture In Helsinki – “One Heavy February 2008″ & “Like It Or Not (El Guincho Remix)”

Australian troupe Architecture In Helsinki will be at Coachella next week — as will we. It’s reportedly one of their only (if not only) U.S. dates this year. After the hullabaloo (yes, hullabaloo) created by the worthy “Heart It Races” single last year — pre-release remixes and Teotihuacánian video — we put the AiHers o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2008 - 4:11 pm

ENJOYED: The Reviews Are In!

It’s entirely possible you don’t check Stereogum as often as we do, so drag your mouse to this link and click to download our tribute to Björk’s Post. It’s essentially a list of our favorite bands right now — Liars, Dirty Projectors, No Age, High Places, Atlas Sound, El Guincho, Final Fantasy & Ed Droste,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 2, 2008 - 6:04 pm

Stereogum Presents… Enjoyed: A Tribute To Björk’s Post

Stereogum’s complete 12-track Enjoyed comp is live and ready to be downloaded (for free). Yep, 12. Because No Age cooked up an excellent alternate take on “It’s Oh So Quiet,” which we wanted to keep a surprise until … now. In addition to Dean and Randy’s Björk, you’ll hear, in order of appearance, the previously… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2008 - 9:16 am

10. El Guincho – “Cover Me”

El Guincho On “Cover Me”
“At first, I asked my ex-girlfriend to record some voice tracks for the song and tried to figure out how to fit it with another idea that I had: Like a 6-8 minute trip inspired by the remix Walter Gibbons did for Indian Ocean’s ‘Treehouse/Schoolbell.’ But I ended up discarding… More »

By: jim / March 28, 2008 - 2:40 pm

SXSW: Breakfast Tacos With El Guincho And The Mae Shi

Bands can’t survive on nachos and Fuze alone, so we sent our friend Shea Hess to procure delicious local cuisine for some of our fave new artists playing SXSW. Stereogum Artist To Watch El Guincho was excited but scared to consume his first ever breakfast taco. Without a work visa he can’t get paid for… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2008 - 3:37 pm

El Guincho – Alegranza!

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By: Amrit Singh / February 23, 2008 - 2:04 pm

Band To Watch: El Guincho

This past week we found ourself unable to stop listening to “Antillas,” a five-minute bundle of clattering loops and sunny harmonies, from Barcelona-via-Canary Islands one-man band El Guincho, aka Pablo Díaz-Reixa, and his entirely addictive self-released Alegranza, so we contacted the man himself and asked if we could post it. When he wrote back, he… More »

By: brandon / January 22, 2008 - 1:04 pm