Citing influences like Funkadelic, DJ Premiere, South American 60's pop, Arthur Russell, Ecuadorean ballad singer Julio Jaramillo, and Adrian Sherwood, Helado Negro (aka Roberto C. Lange) sets out to make the kind of music that defies categorization.
He uses loops, samples and field recordings to work into a composition, and will just as easily hack an idea apart as he will preserve it. The result? Creative music making.
The video was shot under smoldering lights by Chris Keohane and David Ellis in Roberto's Brooklyn apartment. The album, Awe Owe, comes out on August 8th on Asthmatic Kitty Records.