The biggest name in Spanish music today
When Antón “Pucho” Álvarez does something, he doesn’t do it half way. So when he set out to record “El Madrileño”, his most quintessentially Spanish record to date, the man who appears on stage as C. Tangana, he decided to get some help: enlisting a veritable who’s who of hispanic language musicians from Catalonia (Kiko Veneno) to Cuba (Eliades Ochoa) and Alicante (Niño de Elche) to Argentina (Andrés Calamaro). It turned out that the 30 year old rapper and cultural phenomenon’s vision of what it meant ‘be’ Madrileño was a lot wider, and more hispanic (writ large), than most expected. Autotune and dembow met with flamenco and rumba, bachata and salsa sat at the table with rap and reggaeton. Now, the biggest name in Spanish popular music today returns to Sónar to present his new magnum opus live, not forgetting to pack his catalogue of past hits either. What it could look like, what it might sound like is anyone’s guess. But one thing’s for sure, there won’t be any half measures. If we know anything about C. Tangana, it’s to expect the spectacular.