As part of W2’s Lights New Year’s Eve celebration, Colombian-born & Toronto-based singer/songwriter Lido Pimienta will make her Vancouver debut alongside a star-studded cast of the finest artists in the city, & beyond. Though she defies all labels by a mile, ‘Colombian psychedelic pop’ seems to be a term that works – sometimes referred to as a ‘Colombian darling,’ she makes a point of letting you know that her music hits on a much deeper & more intense level than a label like that might suggest.
Lido Pimienta – “La Rata” shot in Bogota, Colombia
Her first record, Color, saw a full vinyl release via LA-based label KU DE TA in 2010 to high praise across the board – from indie blogs to ABC News. Cleverly combining afro-Latin percussion & songwriting with contemporary & experimental production styles she’s clearly defined a sound that is singularly her own.
She has a wealth of new material in the works for her next album with different producers from across the globe, including Atropolis & Thornato from NYC & Vancouver’s own WEPA! crew members, Self Evident & Gameboy, both of whom will be performing at the W2 Lights NYE party as well. Keep up with her on her fan page, band camp, soundcloud & twitter. This last track is my personal favorite so far, a collaboration with Javier Alerta.