Kinky ‘Defies Expectation’ at Stubb’s

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Kinky ‘Defies Expectation’ at Stubb’s

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012

One of the best things about Sueño de la Maquina by Kinky is how it leaps all over the map in terms of styles. The five-piece band from Monterrey, Mexico brings it all together well, from funky dance grooves to synth-pop melodies to some insane electro-rock. Each of the ten tracks has a way of defying expectation, but one would expect no less from a band that’s been churning out massive rhythms for ten years.

The album’s contagious blends of rock, electronica, dance and Latin sounds is just further proof of the band’s staying power. Kinky got its start a decade ago after submitting their demo to the Latin Alternative Music Conference’s Discovery Contest in New York – and winning, of course. Since then, the quintet has received a Latin Grammy nomination, and made a name for themselves at the Coachella Festival. Having had albums produced by the likes of Chris Allison (Coldplay, Beta Band) and Money Mark (The Beastie Boys), Sueño de la Maquina was made with the help of  one half of the Dust Brother duo, John King, working his magic.

The dance party was here, people. Ritmo fantastico. On December 17th, Kinky played a show at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. Mexican Dubwiser opened the show. Recommended.

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