Memo (Guillermo) is a Mexican musician and producer living in Brussels.
He performs with analog and digital modified synthesizers and sample sounds, all wrapped in an hurricane of effects. He makes a fusion of the roots of Latin American cumbia culture (Peruvian chicha, Mexican sonidera and Argentine villera) and European electronic music (synthpop, krautrock, industrial) with a psychedelic hint.
He did his first musical works in Brussels with the band Strange Fruits, with the Belgian musicians Frank Pay (Poni) Teuk Henri (Sharko) and Kaat Arnaert (Tommy gun, Sutrastore, Geike) playing concerts on the Belgian Flemish schools for children from 9 to 12 years old. This for Jeugd in Muziek Brussel, also participating in the Super Vlieg Festival. He also performed as keyboard player in Kaat Arnaert's band, during her artistic residency at L'Ancienne Belgique, participating in recordings and concerts like act supoort of Sebastien Tellier.
Memo Pimiento as a project, was born thanks to Pianofabriek's call to the cumbia contest in which he won the second place. From there, Memo began to build a fan base on wild dancing parties, bringing the warm and latin energy to electronic dance floors, punk venues, ragga squats, and everywhere is open listen this new musical mix. His public is diverse like the population in Brussels. Not just Latinos but also Europeans, Africans, Arabs. This psychedelic cocktail can seduce any ethnic group.
Memo Pimiento has played in Holland at the Psy-Fi Festival and the Oerol Festival as well as act support of Meridian Brothers concert at Grounds. In Cyprus for the main act of Xarkis Festival. In Barcelona as the main act at the Festival "Que no cumbia el panico". Many others in Lisbon, Paris, etc. And especially in Mexico, where he has done three tours of around fifteen dates each winter, taking the locomotive in the Latin continent.
In 2018 he released his first album under the Belgian flamish label Rebel Up! 500 copies in black vinyl format with distribution throughout Europe and Mexico (soldout). The official presentation took place in the Beursschouwburg with a sold out house. In 2020 he released the EP Chin! with the label Folcore Records from Barcelona. Here the vocal work of ManOn, his Belgian partner, is much more present than on the first album. The multicultural influences that Memo encountered in Brussels, both Middle Eastern and African, are most evident in this EP with its characteristic acid sound.
Memo has performed in Germany, Holland, Mexico, Spain, France, Portugal, Cyprus ... Alternating with artists such as Meridian Brothers (COL) Golden Dawn Arkestra (USA) La Dame Blanche (CUB) Sonido Gallo Negro (MEX) Trans- X (CAN) Rumbles! (MEX) Anarkia Tropikal (CHIL) Rafael Aragon (FRA), Kumbia Boruka (FRA) among others.
- Bruxelles (BE)
Elektronica - Stem
- Bruxelles (BE)
Stem - Performer
- Brussels (BE)
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