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New Music Video – “Full Attack”

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One of the fun elements in today’s technological landscape is the possibility of being able to interact immediately with things outside one’s own geographical, cultural, social circles. Here is a product of of this:   The idea of experimenting more with electronics in the music came from being exposed to certain bands who showed, with […]

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Beautiful Patterns – An Unexpected Music Video

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I remember looking for lyrics to write a new song. We were in the middle of a tour around England and had Daniel Ivancea (of Fanfare Ciocarlia) as a special guest in the line-up, so decided to look there. I wrote down a few conversations I heard him have with other people after our shows, […]

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Our New Music Video – “Asi Se Va”

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So here we are, Full Attack Band’s second music video, and our second collaboration with London-based rapper and poet Fedzilla. The video also features Flamenco dancer Isabel Ponce. The track is called “Asi Se Va”, and is inspired by different minimal takes on Balkan, Latin, and Electronic music: We filmed this video at Passing Clouds, […]

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A Story Behind The World Music

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This is my story of how I came to form what has often been branded a London-based “World Music” ensemble. Beyond categories and definitions, the following describes the story behind the music we make, where it comes from and how it got to where it is today. I grew up in Cordoba, Argentina, listening to […]

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Our New Music Video – “Four Letter Short”

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All in all, it can be enjoyable making a music video, at least our new music video was enjoyable to make. I bought a camera, and we just recorded ourselves having a good time playing along to the track, without a cameraman or any other external help. This took place a few minutes prior to […]

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Today is my birthday

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More than any other holiday, I love my birthday. This is the day where I celebrate myself. The one time a year where I allow myself this indulgence. So here I am, celebrating myself, still in bed, about to order a pizza, and watching the first season of South Park (the ‘Damien’ episode). This initial […]

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2015 is here

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One of the best starts to the new year for me was in Scotland, in 2011. We were invited by Balkanarama to perform after the countdown in a great venue somewhere in Edinburgh. I love the Scottish crowd, and it was a brilliant way to start 2011, which was all in all a good year […]

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Davide Lufrano Chaves – Remembering and free tracks

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Along with the Magic Tombolinos, we decided to give away for free the following tracks that we recorded with Davide a few months before his passing. You can download Beautiful Patterns and Night Bus: Last year on December 26th, my friend and band mate Davide Lufrano Chaves passed away from Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer). He […]

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Ladies and Gentleman, the shop is open

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However it is that you got here, welcome. This is my first blog for this new website that I just got up and running. It is late now, 1:40am. I’ve been trying to get this up and running for the last couple of days, but all that could go wrong went wrong, so I’m very […]