Originally from a small town in the hills of northern England, Robin Perkins (El Buho) received a musical awakening on Glasgow's sticky dancefloors and became obsessed with Latin American music during a year spent living in Buenos Aires.
Currently living in Amsterdam, Perkin's music is inspired by a fusion of folkore with electronica, organic and electronic, mixing samples with found sounds, synths with cut up vocals and booming subs. Direct inspiration comes from cumbia rhythms, folklore andino, deep, spacey electronic music (be it techno, rootsy dubstep or hip-hop etc.)
On The EP:
Y (which means water in Guarani and Tupi - two languages with indigenous roots still spoken in Paraguay and Brazil) was inspired by life in Amsterdam, a city surrounded by water (canals, rivers, constant raindrops), the very particular environment this creates and the way it influences life in the city. It is a homage to raindrops on rooftops, bike tires through puddles, the splashing of boats, ripples moving softly across the water and rivers trickling on. It sits somewhere between Autumnal grey skies and rivers falling down andean mountainsides.