Subterranean trance-like movements of afro-beat mashed-up with psychedelic guitar lines and scatterings of broken brass is the order and Papa Chango delivers like no other. Unique in this thriving Melbourne scene they take it to the gritty edge, melding banging technique with playful exuberance. This Melbourne based 9-piece brings audiences to a sweat on packed dance-floors, evoking a hidden spirit within.
2012 saw the release of their album The Matador. Taking the listener on a sonic journey over barren plains and rugged terrain, The Matador is a "soundtrack to the film yet to be filmed." Fusing their trademark afro rhythms with spaghetti western-inspired atmospheres, Papa Chango presents the listener with a "Morricone meets Mulatu" type experience.
But 2014 is the year of the Dragonfly. Once again pitching tent in the HopeStreet Recordings camp, Papa Chango release The Matador's spiritual (and literal) successor in the form of a 4 track EP, "Enter The Dragonfly". A short but direct gut punch just to remind you that they're still around.