Juan Pablo Abalo siguió desde su adolescencia estudios particulares de batería y piano. Se perfeccionó luego en composición y dirección orquestal en estudios de grado y posgrado en la Escuela Moderna de Música, el Conservatorio de la Universidad de Chile y el XX en París. Su trayectoria cruza lo popular y lo docto, con trabajos para ensambles y orquestas, la producción de los proyectos pop Dënver yMarineros, y la colaboración como arreglador para conciertos del trovador Eduardo Gatti. Ha publicado cuatro álbumes solistas hasta ahora: El participante (2010), Siete canciones (2011), Canciones de misa (2012) y Como un animal (2014). Este último trabajo fue elegido en varias revistas y webs chilenas como uno de los mejores discos publicados en Chile en 2014.
“Algodón Egipcio excels at crafting experimental and difficult electronic music that’s hard to grasp if you’re not too familiar with this kind of music. But he can easily turn it into something poppy and memorable. As if that weren’t enough, he makes fractured synths and textures into an irresistible dance party. Few can achieve —let alone master— one of these things; Bertho can do all of them magnificently in a single song.” Marcos Hassan, Remezcla – September 2015
“One of my favorite reinterpretations of Canto Cardenche is by Venezuelan DJ Algodon Egipcio. His rendition of ‘La Espina Del Cardenche’ adds instrumentation to the traditionally a cappella music, but it's minimal and ethereal. Rather than sounding like a music track under vocals, it simply sounds like a man floating in the clouds, singing his heart out.” Jasmine Garsd, NPR – May 2013
“For me, ‘La Espina del Cardenche’ illustrates why music matters, in this specific era. It showcases the skill of Ezequiel Bertho, a young producer from Venezuela known as solo act Algodón Egipcio, whose work is proof of the excellent talent coming out of Latin America. But it also represents the hybridization of music via the internet, and the union of traditional and contemporary sounds.”
Moni Saldaña, The Fader – December 2012
“So, imagine how rare it is that a random email about Algodón Egipcio’s wonderful, textured, luxurious La Lucha Constante not only found its way through the miasma of ill-aimed promo fodder to my ears, and not only did I end up liking what I heard, but that I would think it was one of the best albums of the year. [...] The album is excellent in its own regard, well worth listening to independently of this rant. But I think it’s important that there’s a sense of discovery still intact when I listen to La Lucha Constante that mirrors that bin-digging sense of discovery one gets from good old fashioned corporeal fetish items.”
Conrad Amenta, Cokemachineglow – December 2011 (The ‘This Is Why I Write Music Criticism’ Award)
“La Lucha Constante is touching, heroic, & disorienting, where even the cloudy tracks are triumphant. Cheky’s dislocating treatment of the medium as both, mechanism & text, sum up to a radiant slice of selective nature. La Lucha Constante is 2011’s wildflower, also, one of the year’s best albums.”
Carlos Reyes, Club Fonograma – March 2011 (90/100)
“It’s good, dynamic pop, with an undercurrent of maturity and grace. A beautifully scripted album, and one that really allows you get to know the man behind the moniker. [...] Cheky manages to create a relaxed intimacy in his music that envelopes your mind into a conversation that bridges language barriers. Who needs to speak in dialogue when you can converse with the medium of music?”
Gina Louise, The Line of the Best Fit – March 2011 (RECOMMENDED)
Sonya Carmona (Guitar, vocals)
Alison Alvarado (Drums, vocals)
Mari Navarro (Guitar, Synth)
Costa Rican noise rock trio Colornoise have been exploring a new sound since the release of 2013’s rumbly, droney, and thrilling Polychronic. Around this time last year, they released a 70s psych-inspired single titled “Amalie,” after adding a third member, guitarist and synth player Mari Navarro. The song found the ever-evolving band experimenting with things like melody and intelligible English lyrics, and the results were compelling. NPR even named it one of their favorite songs of 2015.
ESDLCP (El Sueño De La Casa Propia) is the music project of the Chilean José Manuel Cerda, released in early 2005 in the city of Valparaiso. It is also the natural result of the search for a unique musical language by mixing elements of traditional instrumentation (strings, percussion etc.), experimental electronics and styles ranging from folk through rock, pop, house or whatever serves its purpose and matizadolo with a subtle emphasis on the social.
Has been part of festivals like Primavera Fauna, Mutek, Lollapalooza and Nrmal among others.
Sole's music has been noted for its original blend of electronic beats and folk. Her tunes call to mind familiar songs, but sound little like any of them. Le Parody rejects the logic of fusion and instead creates music that reflects the confusion of travel and the discords of misunderstanding—fashioning a universe of her own that is as heartfelt as it is eclectic.
In between tours, Sole retreated to the isolated Andalusian countryside to work on new material. Hondo, her new album, comes from this lifechanging experience. The new songs go deeper into Le Parody's particular universe, exploring festive tribal landscapes, filling the gap between spanish folk and electronic dance music with a lush mosaic of samples from eastern pop songs, forceful beats and ambient recordings. Hondo will be released in September 2015, published by Warner Music Group in Spain, with special editions for America (Ponk Records) and the UK (New Hispanic Music).
En Enero del 2015 Chico Unicornio vuelve a Lima, Perú después de un año y medio de haber estado en el extranjero, reencontrándose con el recambio generacional y nuevos aires culturales. Su regreso musical se formaliza el día 7 de Febrero del 2015 al participar en el Festival "King Kong" organizado por el sello Plastilina Records. 26 Así mismo participa del "Festival Infinito 5" (Fería de Fanzines) 27
En Febrero luego de la salida de Lorina Margarina, ingresa a la banda Romina Unicornio quién completará la gira peruana en el bajo. Por primera vez se presentarán en vivo en formato banda en distintas provincias de Perú como: Ayacucho "Festival Taky Unquy" 28 , Cajamarca 29 , Chiclayo 30 y Trujillo "Salón Dadá" 31
En el mes de Mayo vuelve a Buenos Aires a terminar de grabar las canciones del nuevo disco en el studio Dee Dee Ramone 34 y continua trabajando las canciones de la mano del productor argentino Jean Deon