El Combo Oscuro
El Combo Oscuro is a psychedelic cumbia outfit hailing from the sweat-drenched discotecas of Austin, Texas.
Their sound combines the psychedelic trills of the vintage organ paired with gnarled guitar stylings and a thumping rhythm section that creates an impenetrable wall of psychedelic Latin sounds.
Since forming in 2020, they have resonated with both listeners and tastemakers alike. They are three time nominees for Austin Music Awards’ Best Latin Act and their debut EP, Que Sonido Tan Rico, was listed at #15 in Austin Chronicle’s Top 100 Records of 2021 by music editor Kevin Curtin. Their sophomore release, Cumbia Capital, was praised by the former Chief Editor of the Austin Chronicle, Raoul Hernandez. In addition, they have performed at notable events such as SXSW, UtopiaFest, Levitation, Austin Psych Fest, Austin’s New Year, Chicha Summit and Viva Big Bend.
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