Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra is a fusion of the latin american cumbia culture root (peruvian chicha, mexican sonidera and argentinian villera) and the european electro music (synthpop, krautrock, industrial) with a psychodelic hint. Memo is a live producer and musician who throws sounds and samples from analog and digital modified synths and effect boxes, supported by a frenetic girl singer/MC, a rampant percussionist and wraparound visuals.
"Some south american genious trance electronic cumbia artists live nearby (Brussels) Did you know that? That non-stopping tropical melodic dance machine from overseas -and from here- is nice, fun, sexy, smily and INESCAPABLE" Walvis Bar. BXL.
"Memo Pimiento se ha caracterizado por ser un músico que rompe el escenario con sus shows en vivo; perfecta fusión es la que hace con la electro cumbia, los sintetizadores, y una vocalista que se complementan con un show audiovisual muy interesante. Memo es un hombre lleno de talentos" Salon Pata Negra. CDMX
"We sold the same quantity of alcohol on the new year's Eve than on the Memo Pimiento's concert night" El Santo Luchador. Isla Mujeres MX
Memo has performed in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, México... And has alternated on stage with artists like Meridian Brothers (COL) Golden Dawn Arkestra (USA) La Dame Blanche (CUB) Sonido Gallo Negro (MEX) Retumba! (MEX) Ali Guagua (MEX) Anarkia Tropikal (CHIL) Rafael Aragon (FRA) Rebel Up! (BEL)...
On April 2018 Memo Pimiento is launching the album LP: "A todo dar", with 10 tracks on vinyl 12 inches edition, and 12 tracks on digital version, with the Belgian label Rebel Up!
Who is Memo Pimiento?
Memo Pimiento (Mexico) lives in Brussels since 2012.
In Belgium he formed the duo electro pop Zorroz http://vi.be/zorroz (2013-now)
Has composed a track for the animation short film "Simbiosis Carnal" (Zorobabel 2017) of the spanish directress Rocío Álvarez (Grand prix Wallonie Bruxelles, Anima festival 2018)
Also has been keyboard and guitar player for many projects like Strange Fruit (2014, Jeugd en muziek, Bozar) Kaat Arnaert's Band (2014, Ancienne Belgique artist in residence, act support of Sebastien Tellier at l'AB) etc.
In Mexico he composed and produced music for TV ads with national dissemination for brands like Mitsubishi.
Composer and producer for his band Pimiento Pastel with two edited albums, (Mexican Revolution, Iguana Records and Sensacional, Discos Intolerancia)
Also has been a script writer for TV shows for national channels.