Subterranean trance-like movements of afro-funk mashed-up with psychedelic guitar lines and scatterings of broken brass is the order and Papa Chango delivers like no other. Unique in this thriving Melbourne scene they take it to the gritty edge, melding banging technique with playful exuberance. This Melbourne based 8-piece brings audiences to a sweat on packed dance-floors, evoking a hidden spirit within.
2012 saw the release of their breakthrough album, "The Matador". Taking the listener on a sonic journey over barren plains and rugged terrain, The Matador is the "soundtrack to the film yet to be filmed." Fusing their trademark afro-inspired rhythms with spaghetti western tinged atmospheres, Papa Chango presents the listener with a "Morricone meets Mulatu" type experience.
2014 was the Year of the Dragonfly. Very much the spiritual (and literal) successor to The Matador in the form of a 4 track EP, "Enter The Dragonfly". A short but direct punctuation mark on the chapter set up by the previous album.
Stay tuned in 2016 for their upcoming full-length release, "The New Moon of Bellaris." This record will dig deeper into the band's ethio jazz influences and paint a new sonic picture of the band's development. Featuring newest member Nat Grant on tuned percussion (vibes, marimba and glock,) and other special guest appearances.
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