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  • MeanRed & Le Poisson Rouge present El Guincho & Prefuse73 November 29th, 2008 El Guincho (DJ Set) Prefuse 73 (DJ Set) 11pm doors | 12pm show $8 doors | $10 day of show $7 with discount code "MeanRed122" 21+ New world music has arrived and nobody presents it better than 24 year old Pablo Diaz-Reixa – aka El Guincho – a musician based in Barcelona and raised in the Canary Islands, who feeds traditional island song, African rhythms and sampled psychedelics through an MPC to create something entirely new. El Guincho might be named after a bird from the Canaries that always flies alone, but his music finds finds common ground in the global transfusions of MIA and CSS, the gypsy spirit of Gogol Bordello, the afro beats of Vampire Weekend and the ice cream layering of Four Tet and Animal Collective. Yet his music is also thick with the surf's up happiness of the Beach Boys, the whizz bang thrills and spills of tropicalistas like Os Mutantes, and the magic realism that inspired Pablo's literature, bringing musical ghosts to life in the eternal sunshine of the present. Prefuse 73 is the alias of Guillermo Scott Herren, an experimental hip-hop producer whose material often features MCs buried in the mix to become more a part of the sonic texture than a focal point. Herren began his career working in commercial studios in Atlanta, but later went on to more experimental work. His first record under the Prefuse name, Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, not only buried but cut up and spliced raps as well as allowing some more straightforward vocals from several MCs. The 2003 follow-up, One Word Extinguisher, carried on in a similar vein. That same year, Warp released Extinguished: Outtakes - a fascinating EP of beats and samples that ran through 23 tracks in about 35 minutes. Surrounded by Silence, the proper successor to One Word Extinguisher, was released in March of 2005. Three months later, an EP of recordings made with the band the Books appeared titled Reads the Books. Herren has also worked under his own name and that of Savath & Savalas and Delarosa & Asora Official Site:
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