Kinky: “Negro Dia”

Song of the Day

Kinky: “Negro Dia”

Posted by on May 15, 2015

All this week, the Song of the Day features artists playing this Saturday at Pachanga Fest.

At times, Kinky sounds like Mexico’s version of Beck. The Monterrey band’s songs are a post-modern mashup of every conceivable style, restless and inventive but still held together by the group’s love of a good pop hook. Kinky’s 2002 self-titled debut earned love across Latin America and the States, leading to tours with the Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, De La Soul, and Cake.

Earlier this year, Kinky released their own MTV Unplugged concert, and the stripped-down setting shows just how brilliant their songs are. The original “Negro Dia,” featuring Mala Rodriguez (also playing Pachanga), is both psychedelic and danceable. Unplugged, the song takes on a whole new dimension, transforming into a horn-driven soul song. Listen to¬†“Negro Dia” below.

Kinky plays Saturday, May 16 at 7:45 p.m. on the Herba stage.