"Cuando Maravilla Fui" by El Guincho
How quickly we forget! El Guincho's Alegranza! was easily one of the coolest things to come out of 2008, and I haven't seen anything about him or listened to his music since. I wonder what he's doing. When this album came out, though, I was all over it. Tropical, dance-y, Animal Collective-y--it had it all. And while those ingredients add up to nothing groundbreaking, El Guincho's songs were really well constructed and a lot of fun. This song ("Cuando Maravilla Fui") in particular is a big time global banger. It's got some Middle Eastern samples, some Spanish ones, and a huge beat. It's a great song that I hadn't heard for quite some time before this morning. Here's to hoping El Guincho comes out with something soon.