MP3 At 3PM: El Guincho

El Guincho is the nom de guerre of young Spanish producer Pablo Díaz-Reixa, who in 2007 turned heads with Alegranza, a whimsical debut drawing from Tropicalia, dub, Afrobeat and rock music. The record garnered many comparisons to Panda Bear’s Person Pitch, as both collections were based largely on samples, ghostly vocals and an overall positive, beach-focused aesthetic, one that would to some extent pave the way for Balaeric acts like jj and ceo. Judging from “Bombay,” our first taste of his upcoming Pop Negro record, Díaz-Reixa’s palette remains largely the same, though more club-influenced and driving. Recorded in Berlin, Madrid, Gran Canaria and Barcelona, the song comes playlist-ready, a steel-drummed, bouncy gem that’s most likely the last great track left to soundtrack your waning summer. Pop Negro arrives September 14 via Young Turks.

“Bombay” (download):