Money Chicha - Ponte Loca / Human Behaviour (Black Vinyl, 500 copies)

Money Chicha - Ponte Loca / Human Behaviour (Black Vinyl, 500 copies)


Money Chicha is an Austin, Texas based group featuring members of the Grammy-award winning Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma and its offshoot funk outfit Brownout. Money Cicha performs a fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched and percussion-heavy style of music inspired by the sounds of Peru and Colombia in the 60s and 70s. This style of music, sometimes called “chicha” music, is known for its infectious Latin beat, its psychedelic, surf guitar and its melodies influenced by the indigenous culture of the Andes mountains.

The group’s sound is derived from the exhilarating syncopations of congas, cowbell and timbales, the gritty tones of combo organs and vintage synthesizers, effects-laden guitar melodies, insistent basslines and a healthy dose of trippy effects. Money Chicha is a modern translation of this South American musical style interpreted by highly skilled veterans of America’s most vibrant music town.

Having released a couple 45s and one full length LP, Money Chicha are back with a hot new 45 featuring their interpretation of two modern classics: ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ by Prince (re-titled ‘Ponte Loca’), and ‘Human Behaviour’ by Bjork. ‘Ponte Loca’ is a chicha-fied take on the party jam everyone knows and loves. Complete with spoken (Spanish) intro courtesy of Alex Marrero and guitar shredding ending, this version stays true yet goes somewhere altogether new. Their take on ‘Human Behaviour’ features vocals from homie Kiko Villamizar,  and manages to be spooky and groovy at the same time.

‘Ponte Loca’ was recorded by Adrian Quesada (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Ocote Soul Sounds, the Echocentrics, Black Pumas) and ‘Human Behaviour was recorded by the group’s own Beto Martinez.

Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl

Click here to listen to “Ponte Loca”

Click here to listen to “Human Behaviour”


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