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, the music of this quirky band is a remarkable mixture.

Pixvae was born in 2015 with the intention to confront the traditional music styles from the Pacific coast of Colombia with European jazz and its rock and noise sonorities.

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.

After the release of their  first album in 2016 on Buda Musique and two years of intensive touring through Europe (Glastonbury, Les Vieilles Charrues, Milhoes de Festa, Womex…), the band released their second album Cali in April 2019 on Buda Musique/Bongo Joe Records.

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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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