Posts Tagged ‘Federico Aubele’

LAMC 2009 kicks off this week, Federico Auebele Interview

July 9, 2009
Federico Aubele at LAMC 2009

Federico Aubele at LAMC 2009

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) kicked off Tuesday evening and goes on throughout this week in NYC. El Niño Diamante y Don Palabras wished they could partake in the festivities and rub elbows with industry changos, but alas, we sit in front of our computers and share, talk, and move you with the music we love. The New York Press has an brief interview with Argentine born, New York City transplant Federico Aubele. Aubele talks about his new record, Amatoria and his collaborations with Cibbo Mato‘s Miho Hatori and Brazilian Girl’s Sabina Scuibba.

This year the LAMC celebrates its 10th anniversary and sees performances by Columbia’s Aterciopelados, la Venezuelan gozadera de Los Amigos Invisibles, Argentine singer-songwriter, Juana Molina, Puerto Rican hip-hoppers, Calle 13, as well as lesser known acts such as La Oveja Negra, Curumin, and Maluca. This week’s festival is a chance for artists, industry moguls, and music fans alike to converge and celebrate Latino music.

We’ll try to keep you posted on all things LAMC 2009!

Song of the Day: Cineplexx’s “A Mi Lado” (Bonus track, “I Feel You” Depeche Mode cover)

June 22, 2009
Sebastian Litmanovich a.k.a. Cineplexx

Sebastian Litmanovich a.k.a. Cineplexx

Cineplexx is Sebastian Litmanovich. He is a graphic artist and musician based out of Barcelona by way of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since 1997, Litmanovitch has been releasing records via Caipirinha, an NYC experimental electronic label. He’s played shows in Argentina, Europe, U.S., Spain, and Japan as his Cineplexx moniker or as his audio-visual side project, Cacahuetes Inc. In 2006, Federico Aubele asked Litmanovich to join his touring band. In 2008, Cineplexx’s released Picnic, a melodic, pop album framed on acoustic-electronic compositions that boasts collaborations with Jaid Fair (Half Japanese), Federico Aubele, Natalia Clavier, and Duglas T. Stewart of BMX Bandits and Teenage Fanclub‘s Norman Blake. Litmanovitch cites the Velvet Underground and ABBA as his biggest influences, but tunes like the ultra-catchy “A Mi Lado” flows on a sunny Beach Boys/Jens Lekman vibe. In May Cineplexx released a compilation record of old, new, and rare tunes called Nuevahola (Cherry Red Records).

As an added Monday bonus, Mí Casa is throwing a wonderful cover of Depeche Mode’s “I Feel You” from an Argentine tribute album Enjoy The Silence via Discos Sordos.


Cineplexx “A Mi Lado” (MP3)

BONUS! Cineplexx “I Feel You” (Depeche Mode Cover) (MP3)

Cineplexx “A Mi Lado” (Video)

Federico Aubele takes Amatoria on the road

June 16, 2009
Federico Aubele on tour

Federico Aubele on tour

Argentine singer-songwriter, Federico Aubele has embarked on a tour in support of his latest record, Amatoria (out now on ESL Music).  Aubele’s first record, 2003’s Hotel Buenos Aires blended Latin lounge, dub with elements of ambient and hip-hop. That record was the demo that landed him on Thievery Corporation‘s label, Eighteen Street Lounge Music. His follow-up, 2007’s Panamericana saw Aubele expanding on the sound of its predecessor and sharing production duties with Thievery Corporation.  Amatoria sees Aubele self producing the record and collaborating with Cibbo Mato‘s Miho Hatori on “Riendo Asi”, Brazilian GirlsSabina Scuibba on “Otra Vez”, as well as Panamericana vocalist Natalia Clavier.

Aubele’s Amatoria tour kicked off in Boston on June 13th and takes him to Philly, The Montreal Jazz Festival,The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in NYC, Lollapalooza and Ravinia Festivals in Chicago, and two date residency in Scottsdale, AZ (!?) before wrapping up at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 3rd.

Check out Federico Aubele’s performance on WNYC’s Soundcheck!

Federico Aubele’s Amatoria tour:

06/13:  Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA
06/17: The Filene Center, Vienna, VA
06/19: Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA
06/21: Pavilion Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA
06/27: Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL
07/02: Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, CAN
07/03: Meadowbrook – US Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH
07/04: Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
07/09: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
07/09: LAMC at Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
07/25: Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY
08/06: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
08/08: Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
09/25: InterContinental Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ
09/26: InterContinental Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ
10/03: Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX

Federico Aubele “Sueña Mí Guitara” (Video)
Federico Aubele “La Esquina” (Video)