Song of the Day: Kinky - Fuego En La Fabrica

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Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Fuego En La Fabrica” by Kinky from the 2009 album Barracuda on Nettwerk.

Kinky - Fuego En La Fabrica (MP3) 

A 5-piece from Monterrey, Mexico, Kinky are a Latin infused techno-dance band with a unique take on their own genre of dance music. Having released four major albums since 1998, Kinky has appeared on numerous television ads and movies, and they’ve performed at major festivals like Coachella. When you hear some of their previous material (perhaps “Mas,” “Presidente,” or “The Headphonist”), you immediately say “Oh yeah, that band!” Their new album, Barracuda is a breath of fresh air for the band and a new twist on their traditional creative process. The guys admitted they took a whole new direction this time, and the end result is an even more experimental mix ‘n match of electronica, hip-hop, and Latin tinged dance tunes. What does our Song of the Day sound like? Remember the opening scene in the movie Blade, where the guy walks into what he thinks is this really cool underground dance club and it turns out everyone is Vampires and blood starts coming out of the sprinklers on everyone while they’re dancing? If the club was in Mexico City, this might be in the background music. Spanish techno, it’s all the rage.

Kinky play a host of U.S. shows on the East Coast and in the South this Spring. You can listen to more on their MySpace page and their website. Here’s the video for “Hasta Quemarnos,” another song from Barracuda:

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