Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Always Ring Twice: Federico Aubele and "Postales"

Federico Aubele, an Argentine singer-songwriter, brings us the random song for today called Postales. Aubele works in a variety of different styles, including reggae and dub. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, he moved to Berlin during the Argentine crisis in 2002 and lived there for several years. He submitted a demo by email to Thievery Corporation's Eighteenth Street Lounge Music, which landed him a spot on the label and subsequently his debut album. He has played at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, has contributed music to the US TV series Alias and the US movie The Take. He later moved to Barcelona where he released another album, and now lives in Brooklyn. You can find Postales on his 2004 album Gran Hotel Buenos Aires (re-released by Nacional Records in 2014) and on numerous compilations including Putumayo Presents: Nuevo Latino (2004).