Dick El Demasiado
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Dick El Demasiado

Alcañiz, Aragon, Spain | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Alcañiz, Aragon, Spain | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Latin Psychedelic


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"I have had quite some in the past ten years, but I'd like to place some Japanese:"

Music Magazine June 20
"Cumbia's B-to-D-class/comical latin flavor has been enhanced through
the powers of this exceptional talent. It's like the magical powers/strangeness
of Sensha Yoshida's absurd comics has been honed to a peak.
(...). If poison was served
in such a large portion, it is the greatest poison."

By Masaaki Hara
This Dick El Demasiado, who has been included in Senor Coconut's compilation, is an originator of the style. (...) He aggressively crosses over the boarder of cumbia and pursues a diverse style of music that reminds you of Frank Zappa, Tom Ze, and Biz Markie. However, the important point is that he bases his music on the rural cumbia beat. (...)
While the music from Colombia and other South American countries and from West Africa are gaining attention as "actual" (authentic) music, this album is not built on indigenous wildness but rather a European twist, giving us an impression that this artist is one who has tasted both the bitter and the sweet."  

Spa !
While Dick's sounds are naturally based on the dull and cheap 2-beat, they also relate to the US electro-rock of the '90s such as the Butthole Surfers and Sun City Girls, as well as the west-Japan experimental rock such as Omoide Hatoba and the Boredoms..."
By Shinya Matsuyama

"If Manu (Chao) was missionary style, Dick is stand-up doggy style." -


5 independent CD's:
No Nos Dejamos Afeitar (Tomenota Records)
Pero peinamos gratis (Tomenota Records)
Al perdido Ganado (Tomenota Records)
Sin pues nada (Tomenota Records)
Mi Tu (Tomenota Records)

2 cd's licensed abroad:
- Al perdido Ganado, to Nuevos Ricos, Mexico DF
- Dick El Demasiado and his cumbias lunaticas y experimentales, compilation in Japan by Utakata Records
soon a new release in Japan

most recently
1 Vinyl
Celulitis Popular



His last show was for Boiler Room Mexico, as only non-mexican.
He has nurtured the latin american underground as one of the pioneers since 2000, generating through his music and the Festicumex-series the whole digital cumbia/new cumbia wave. Dick El Demasiado (Netherlands/Argentina) has been named the Godfather of the Experimental Cumbia for nearly a decade, but others call him the Hermeto Pascual, the David Lynch or the Neil Armstrong. He has preferred to work in the margins but decides only NOW to enter the touring-circuit and bring Popular Distortion to the sidewalks.
100 + songs + instrumentals.
Voice and simple electronics.

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