This week’s update is probably best filed under “Something Different” Don’t worry – it’s still packed with the funky goodness that you’ve come to expect from us. I’ve touched before on the fact that I’m also quite partial to a bit of garage, psych, freakbeat and 60s pop and the song I bring you today is one where the aforementioned genres are merged with a funk sound to create a funky, psychy instrumental stormer.
The story for Los Pekenikes begins way back in 1959 Madrid. The band was formed by 2 brothers – Alfonso & Lucas Sainz and basically started out as a student band. Fast forward to 1965 and the group were to open for none other than The Beatles during one of their shows in Madrid. The vast majority of their recording career was as an instrumental group and they became quite popular amongst the Euro beat-freaks/collectors by the turn of the millennium.
Apart from the info I have provided above, there’s not a lot more information out there about the band – though I’m sure some of my friends from Europe who are big vinyl collectors could fill in the blanks..
Just a little bit of news regarding our 3rd birthday which is approaching at the end of the year. I’ve already mentioned that I have some gigs coming up in very exciting places, well I can exclusively reveal that I will be dj’ing in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand & Australia during a 6 week period in December. This will be a sort of Gazfunk 3rd birthday tour which I’m very much looking forward to. I will of course update you all of the exact dates & venues once everything is confirmed.