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"Meneo 'Santa Nalga' Album Review"

'What do you get when you pair up reggaeton beats with Gameboy melodies? Well, you get Meneo. A duo from Barcelona that’s been spreading their music in clubs all over Europe and at the same time getting naked while doing it. Debut album on the way, mastered by the good people over at Mad Decent.' - Discobelle


"Barcelona Bass"

'Nobody knows and shows this better than local legends, Meneo, a bouncy, colourful duo who play 8-bit cumbia music – their very own, self-coined ‘electropical’. Just listening to one Meneo track says everything there is to say about Barcelona – there’s spirit, there’s colour, there’s hints of darkness and lots and lots of noise. Meneo are crowned and naked kings of Barcelona’s party scene and they are slowly taking over the world, festival by festival. Friends with Toy Selectah and the Zizek crew, they are also part of an international Cumbia scene that is threatening to throw Hervé and Sinden from their fidget house thrones. And with upcoming remixes from Tomb Crew, Silverlink and Dead Robot and some serious love from Mad Decent these boys are proving themselves to be so much more than a niche 8-bit act.' - FACT Magazine


"Meneo @ Primavera Sound"

'Music performed with 8-bit machines (a.k.a. chiptunes) has experienced an important come-
back for the last couple of years after its birth and apotheosis during the 80’s. Meneo reside in
Barcelona and are one of the bands with the largest international projection within this scene,
being already used to participating in festivals in New York, Paris and around the world. They have even been praised by Diplo.' - Primavera Sound Festival


"Meneo at Mapping Festival 2008 Review"

"...No write-up, however subjective and under-representative, could go by without a mention of Mapping's 8bit night, with bubblyfish / chika / akira /etc all rocking out beyond their laptops. The special mention has to go to Meneo however, an 8bit musician who tours with Entter providing an a/v whole. As you'd expect, the graphics reinforced the 8bit theme and a Meneo identity, but there were real moments of something way beyond that, with a whole world being created and stories spun. Oh, and lots of nakedness at the end: A visual performance of other sorts, and what was it with nakedness and performance at Mapping?" - Createdigitalmotion (London)


"Meneo - Blentwell (NYC)"

"Not having listened to much Chiptune or 8bit tracks lately I had kinda written off the movement as a novel idea that dwindled. 4 years ago I was intrigued by making music using only 8bit Nintendo GameBoy sound effects - but the genre was kinda limited by purists who refused to mix the chiptune sound with any tech aided beat making. But now out of nowhere comes Meneo (out of Barcelona in reality) ! Dropping Gameboy reggaeton and lofi electro dancefloor killers - Meneo has been destroying the underground across Europe. These dudes get so loose they were banned in Sweden for on-stage nudity! (I thought the Swedes were some of the most open-minded on the nudie tip in all of the EU) Be on the look out for their "yo soy tu papi" cut which is a future dancefloor anthem in the making (paging Armand van Helden - consider remixing this jammy!)." - Blentwell (NYC)


Discography

LP - Santa Nalga (DFE/PIAS Records 2008)
EP - Basic (2009)
EP - Papi (2009)

Video: Papi - http://www.vimeo.com/4245196
Video: Quiero - http://www.vimeo.com/2881726
Live Video: http://www.vimeo.com/2531244

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Bio

MENEO are two boys with Gameboys. Rigo plays his self-coined, self-bastardised form of electropical straight off his mini machine. Raul (VJ Entter) creates atari-worshipping, brain-invading VJ images off his. This is 8-Bit with soul and a hell of a lot of bass.

On the European scene they have created a Tasmanian devil of energy that has left no man standing. They have a loyal and obsessive band of merry followers who never miss their shows. Whether they come for the bleepy cumbia, the naked jumping or the world-class visuals is not important. The Meneo phenomenon brings the party like no-one else can.

Recent projects include this years 'Santa Nalga' album on PIAS/Dressed for Excess and mastered by the Mad Decent crew. Their amazing 'Papi' video. Remixing Crystal Fighter's 'I Love London'. Chasing tail. Tomb Crew getting in on 'I Know Basic' with their mate Voltaire from Clek Clek Boom. Producing the first Flamenco/Dub Step track (Shhh!) and generally getting banned for getting too excited!

“These dudes get so loose they were banned in Sweden for on-stage nudity!” – Blentwell (NYC)

“Meneo reside in Barcelona and are one of the bands with the largest international projection within this scene (8bit), being already used to participating in festivals in New York, Paris and around the world. They have even been praised by Diplo.” – Primavera Festival (BCN)