Posted Feb 16th, 2011 (2:53 pm) by Alex Gordon

Here's a brand new artist on the Lefse label called Algodón Egipcio (which translates to "Egyptian Cotton"). His debut, La Lucha Constante, doesn't drop until March 22nd, but this week we get a look at a few of his remixes. Listen to them below and you'll understand why this guy has gotten so much attention in such a short span of time.

Algodón Egipcio (real name Ezequiel "Cheky" Bertho) started his musical career with a band from his hometown of Caracas, Venezuela called Jovenes y Sexys. After a trip to São Paulo, Brazil, Bertho returned with a charged sense of inspiration and the result is La Lucha Constante, "a 10-track album that is as dream pop as dance-oriented electronica, with an overall shoegaze-y ambiance that keeps the songs together as a whole," says Lefse of the release.

Egipcio "grabs element from all his influences, from Destiny's Child to Lightning Bolt, and everything in between, and experimented with different dance rhythms, pop melodies, loops, textures and some noise."

Below, you can listen/download two remixes Lefse is offering up for free in anticipation of his debut's release: there's Foot Village's "Lovers With Iraqis" and Dominant Legs' "Clawing At The Walls." These are sick remixes that definitely show off his skills as an electronic musician, but to really appreciate his abilities as a songwriter and singer, you'll have to hear his original stuff, particularly "El Ingenio Humano."

La Lucha Constante is out on March 22 on Lefse. More details on Algodón Egipcio when they're out there.

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