credit: Rando Leija
Since his 2013 debut EP Ballroom Riots, Peruvian born and NewYork & Los Angeles bred singer/songwriter/producer, A.CHAL has been patiently biding his time. That time would begin its course in early 2015 when he unassumingly returned sharing his new record “GAZI” on his socials. Over the course of that year A.CHAL would gradually gain new followers and interests. As he unhurriedly share new songs introduced by the support of cultural mavens & artists such as Drake’s Co-Manager & October’s Very Own Founder, Oliver El-Khatib, ASAP Worldwide & RCA Records/Sony Music Recording Artist, ASAP Rocky & award winning radio broadcaster/DJ/producer at Apple's international radio station, Beats1, Zane Lowe.
The release of A.CHAL's long awaited album 'Welcome to GAZI', would soon follow the summer of 2016 to good public response. As the fan favorite record,"Round Whippin" steadily picked up streams and spins at radio. Following it's stunning black & white psychedelic visual debut, directed by DIVISION Paris' Max Vatblé.
Later that summer also saw his debut performance at Day N Festival in Orange County, CA, followed by the launch of his free show series Show Es Gratis. A.CHAL would end the year on a high note, as he joined PartyNextDoor to close out his North American, Summer's Over tour.
With the support & coverage from the likes of the FADER, Pigeons & Planes, REMEZCLA, i-D & USA Today to name a few. His impressive debut album. The noteworthy video for "Round Whippin", and his growing touring story. A.CHAL is surely an artist to watch in 2017.