El Guincho: Palmitos Park

      1. Palmitos Park

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Ay Dios Mio! Did you say you want to dance? Well, here yah go. I had to bring this one to the Trendland table, although this single was released in 2008. I fear I must defend this song choice for all you time sensitive sticklers out there (no judgment, I’m one of you). I know, it’s so 3 years ago…but perhaps it’s new to some of you?

El Guincho, the Spaniard rock ‘n’ roller (aka Pablo Díaz-Reix), has successfully created a refreshing summer-like feel that doesn’t feel misplaced in the dead of winter (f0r those of us in seasoned cities–LA, you don’t count). It’s a party in your stereo, or any of your mediums for rocking out. His 4th album, Pop Negro, is titled to represent its afro-beat groove and has kept fans waiting for more to come since its 2010 release. Despite its novelty, I chose to feature “Palmitos Park,” a former single, which grasped my attention more so than the more recent albums. It just seems to have that right amount of jungle fever. If you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, check out a live show in the one or more of these four cities: Brooklyn, Mexico City, Barcelona (El Guincho’s hometown), and Sesimbra, Portugal! Enjoy!

Be sure to check out El Guincho’s music video, “Bombay” from a few months back right here at Trendland.