Published Aug 28, 2009Blowing in like a gale from Bogota (via Mississauga), Caballo and The Mothafu Kings aren't your average tropical storm. Strongly reminiscent of the diverse aggression of Asian Dub Foundation, but largely in Spanish, Caballo's first two full length releases have flown under the radar -" which is a shame, because both always been available free for download.
The centre to his music is drum and bass. He builds on Amen breaks and other familiar sonic building blocks of the genre with superb, politically charged MCing and bizarre humour to quickly distinguish him from pallid dancefloor toss-offs. It's no wonder there are so many different tangents to his music - his other projects include a metal band and a classical-inspired ensemble.
To be honest, I'd have thought that by 2009 our self-professed multicultural nation would have dozens of wild Caballos running through the streets fusing influences from all over with individualistic nuttiness. Either this isn't happening, or it may be happening on such a grassroots, bedroom-production level that larger media aren't picking up on it. Talent like this shouldn't stay underground, though. Caballo's next album Global Propaganda, will be available for free download in early September.
In the meantime, Click Hear to download a track from the upcoming release, "Marihuana and Chocolate."