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Thursday, March 13 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
King Coya & El Trip Selector

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Gaby Kerpel was born March 18th, 1964, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his adolescence, he was encouraged by his older brother Anibal to take music lessons. He later played keyboards in several jazz-rock and pop bands. In 1985 he meets "La Organizacion Negra", a group that revolutionized the Argentine theatre scene and composes the music for their three shows: U.O.R.C (1986); "La Tirolesa" (1988) and "Almas Examinadas" (1992). The group's particular creative style demands Kerpel to search for different ways from the ones examined previously; using technology as a creative tool, he begins to form an expression of a personal and powerful music. In 1993, the group dissolves and two of their members, Diqui James and Pichón Baldinu, form De La Guarda. In this new project Diqui and Pichón, choose to keep on experimenting with air as their scenic support, inherited by "La Tirolesa", only this time with a more festive spirit than "La organizacion negra". They summon Kerpel to join them as their musician and Gaby starts to reflect with his particular sound this living, wild energy. He achieves a tribal sense in his music, from an undefined spot in the world or maybe from many spots all at once, mixing different cultural influences, including Argentina and its folklore. Kerpel begins working on various other projects that include video, film and dance endeavors, but De La Guarda is always given top priority, playing live in all performances and developing the show alongside the directors. In 1995, De La Guarda, performs "Villa Villa" for the first time. The show has strong musical support that includes live percussion & vocals. Kerpel´s music acquires another dimension as Gustavo Santaolalla (Oscar-winning film music composer for Brokeback Mountain & Babel), who produces music with Gaby's older brother Anibal Kerpel, produces an album for the De La Guarda. The CD was released on Island Records that same year. From 1996, De La Guarda, tours around the world with "Villa Villa" and in the meantime Gaby produces his solo release "Carnabailito", a techno-folk album together with Gustavo Santaolalla. Nonesuch Records, a very prestigious label, releases the album in 2003 in the United States and worldwide. After excellent reviews, Kerpel develops his web site and multimedia show extravaganza. Starting this year, Gaby begins work with Diqui James on a new show called "Fuerzabruta", featuring a more electronic and pop sensibility without losing its tribal and percussive roots. The show opens up in Buenos Aires in 2005. It has been presented in Lisbon (´05), London (´06), Bogotá (´07), and started a European tour in Edinburgh, Scotland in September 2007. The show opened in New York City in October at the Daryl Roth Theater in Manhattan. In 2006 Gaby started to develop a DJ set with Julian Gomez, a DJ, Musician and Producer he met through Fuerzabruta. The project grown fast and they played several times at Zizek, in Buenos Aires, mixing Cumbias, Reggaeton and Hip Hop, with 2 Laptops. Kerpel started soon to make his own remixes and songs for the set giving to it a personal style. King Coya (Gaby Kerpel) and El Trip Selector (Julian Gomez) have been doing the set during 2007 at Zizek and private parties in Buenos Aires, London and Bogota. This year, the band "Brazilian Girls" asked Gaby to make a remix for his popular song "Pussy" and he did also a remix for the song "El Burrito" from "Los Tucanes de Tijuana and Cucu Diamantes". Another project he is running today is "Terraplen", Argentinean Folk music mixed with electronics, with Diego Vainer and Daniel Martin, produced by Gustavo Santaolalla.

Thursday March 13, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Ninety Proof Lounge 333 E 2nd St

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