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Artist: El Pocho
EP Title: Introducing EP
01 - A Mi Amigo feat. José Mangual Jr.
02 - Don Quixote
Format: Digital only
Release date: 23.04.2012
Cadenza welcomes the mysterious and evocative El Pocho collective to the label for the group's first ever EP. El Pocho are a newly formed East London posse of musicians, street artists, writers, designers, and film makers who share a common passion for far flung beats and culture.
Their debut EP, 'Introducing', offers two exotic house tracks full of Latin spirit. ‘A Mi Amigo’ features the vocals of master percussionist, producer, and singer José Mangual Jr., lead vocalist of Willie Colón's orchestra back in the early 1970s. Accompanied by live drums and rolling percussion, the track has a gorgeous, flowing, infectious rhythm to it. It is modern salsa with an electronic dancefloor edge, and José Jr.'s vocals are electrifying and flamboyant.
Second track, Don Quixote, has a darker, sci-fi flavoured South American vibe - with eerie pads and chaotic, relentless drumming, the track has an unstoppable tribal energy. The conga-percussion is feverous, the electronic synthesizers are warped, and the arrangement is wild, almost voodoo like. Don Quixote is a most unusual house track. El Pocho may have a dark side beneath their sombreros, it seems.
El Pocho's 'Introducing' EP is a vibrant and cololurful house two-tracker, and the perfect lead-in to their debut full length album due later this year.
El Pocho on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Pocho/380612431959330
Release/catalogue number: CAL011
Release date: Apr 23, 2012