Published Jan 12, 2016It's been six long years since El Guincho (a.k.a. Pablo Díaz-Reixa) released his last album Pop Negro. The wait for new material is nearly over, however, as the singular Barcelona producer has finally announced plans for a fourth album.
The new release will be called HiperAsia, and it will mark the performer's first outing for the Nacional imprint.
In a press release, Díaz-Reixa explained that HiperAsia was inspired by a Chinese bazaar that he discovered in Madrid. "I was blown away and entirely fascinated by the place," he said. "After visiting I discarded almost all the material I had composed and started from scratch with the premise: how would that place sound if it were music?
"HiperAsia is Madrid in macro," he continued. "Las Tablas, China City, the M-30, Dalian Wanda Group, the Edificio España. It means me adapting to a new and exotic way of life. Experiencing more the city, spending more time in its streets, an experience much less private than Barcelona."
The album will arrive on February 12 as a digital release and on March 11 as a physical release. Because it's 2016, HiperAsia's tracks will also be released as a series of wearable items, including bracelets and clothing. Those will arrive via Wellness, and will come with bonus audio and visual material. You can find out more on that strange campaign here.
Below, you can listen to HiperAsia's first single "Comix" courtesy of Pitchfork. The song features guest vocals from Mala Rodriguez. You'll also find a trailer for the album.