Chico Mann aka Marcos Garcia, a Cuban-born musician based in New York, plays a multitude of instruments, and makes music that draws on everything from Hip-Hop and Electro to 30′s years of Afro-Cuban musical intersection. Analog Drift (Muy Esniqui) is an evolved album with diversity from track to track. Some tracks are deeper down tempo cuts like Go To That Place which contrast with harder-hitting upbeat cuts like Guárdalo (El Silencio) and Ya Yo Sé. The genius of Garcia’s (and therefore Chico Mann’s) sensibility is their appreciation of things both new and old-school and their ability to marry the two worlds so seamlessly. The instrumentation and presentation allude to a strong old-school flavor yet the production quality and overall sound have a modern sensibility and refinement.
I highly recommend that you check out Chico live. He has just returned from Australia and is touring the states, last night in Miami and tonight (Fri. Oct 29th) in Houston at the Mink. Dj Sun and I will be opening with a never before seen performance of some of my latest tracks. You can check out one of my favorite tracks from Chico Mann, “Anima”, below.