Pixvae

Spectacular latin core

Some roots can become entangled, like those of Pixvae. The band Pixvae is named after a cross-bred fruit of the palm and peach tree. Like the fruit, this quirky band is a remarkable mixture of two trios: Kouma en Bambazú.

The aural mathematics engendered by Kouma, a self-proclaimed “mutant power trio,” here meets the warm melodies and rhythmic ambivalence of the South Columbian Pacific group Bambazú, uniting in an amazing and fruitful musical dare.

The musical result is spectacular, to say the least. Like an alchemic experiment Pixvae serves the listener a fiery, exciting and trance-like mixture of Afrocolombian rhythms like the currulao and raw, energetic and mathematical psychotrashrock.

A solid and groovy base is formed by the pumping bass sounds from the saxophone together with powerful percussion and drums, while crunchy, circling guitar riffs and melodious vocals are mesmerizing the listeners. It’s nothing short of latin core.

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“A deliciously gritty group sound” ★★★★ – Trouw

“Pixvae’s music oozes with self-confidence” – MixedWorldMusic.com

“Discovery of the year” – Jazz News

“Album of the week” – Popmagazine Heaven

“There isn’t a better way to start the day, than with the debut album of Pixvae […] the energy that bursts out of it is irresistible.” – Cultureel Persbureau

“Pixvae have taken […] sturdy foundations and built a roughhouse, jazz-inflected art rock on them, blocking in marimba patterns with fierce guitar, replacing the bodily throb of cununo and bomba with shocked out trap drums.” – The Wire

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