Being a member of the Monster Jinx crew looks like it’s all fun and games, right? Well, it’s not.
Our Lord Commander, Supreme Leader and Undisputed King, the big and purple hairy dude you might know as “Jinx” usually goes to great extents to remind us of that. He needs us on our toes and therefore sets us on a strict regime of Hard work and Dedication. Recently, he came to the realization that you out there — the listener — might not be up on this little fact. Enter the PAYDAY.
From now on, every 8th day of every month, we will release a new track by a different artist on our roster. Jinx will not allow cool stuff to pile up. Once he targets one of us, we better bring our A-game and be the face of the label for that month with a new beat, rap, whatever.
So stay tuned. PAYDAY is approaching fast.
pretochines (roughly translatable as “blackchinese”) was born in Luanda, Angola, having spent his early childhood in the hard and heavy Cuca neighborhood. Soon enough, he moved to São Paulo, Brazil and got to witness Baile Funk and Bossa Nova first-hand, which he quotes has his earliest influences.
Still 7 years old at the time, a tragic mugging ended his stay in that side of world and brought him to Cacém, Portugal. Music was already his biggest passion at the point, and has he found himself surrounded by yet another culture, set of friends and influences, he began producing.
Eventually, Hip-Hop — from Boom Bap to Cloud Rap to Trap — started playing a big part in his musical output, mixed in with his African and South American references and a whole lot of longing for the future of music.
But it’s really all about the method. pretochines makes music by fixing mistakes. That’s his process. Instead of building upon, like a painter would, he builds down, like a sculptor will.
Any amalgamation of sounds and sources will do. Then, it’s time to make it right.
That’s his Zen. His escape. He just wants to make music that makes you feel — whether like head-nodding, soul cleansing or hyping the fuck out.