Though Chico Mann‘s songs are obviously built for today’s dance floors, his influences are clearly vintage. On his latest album, Magical Thinking, he’s leapt back to the early 1980s style known as boogie. This is not the boogie of the rock ‘n’ roll pneumonia and boogie-woogie flu days; it’s a retroactively named genre that arose from the ashes of post-disco and funk music. Boogie is known for its big bubblegum bass lines and sticky stacks of synthesizers, and Mann digs deep into both here – Oliver Wang, NPR.
We have to say, Marcos Garcia (aka Chico Mann) always brings the deep Boogie. Whether as a member of the mighty Brooklyn-based afrobeat band, Antibalas, or a producer/remixer (Little Dragon, KonKoma) or with his solo work, Garcia never fails to connect the mind, the heart, and the body.
Los Angeles get ready: Goldenvoice & KCRW Present – Chico Mann – July 11th – Los Globos (3040 W Sunset Blvd 90026) 8p.
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