Next week, Barcelona pop wizard El Guincho (a.k.a. Pablo Díaz-Reixa) will be unveiling his sophomore full-length, Pop Negro, on the Young Turks label. While his 2008 debut, Alegranza!, found Díaz-Reixa liberally sampling vintage tropicalia and Latin music, this time around he’s crafting his own sounds, but his penchant for pop songwriting hasn’t suffered in the least. Look for an in-depth conversation with El Guincho to appear on XLR8R in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime, Pop Negro will be streaming right here for the next two weeks.

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