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This week, we have Mikel Erentxun coming to town on Sunday, October 25 at Tropicalia. I had the chance to interview Mikel for our October edition of Kesta Happening Magazine, which you can read here, and this week, you oughta know my Top 5 Mikel Erentxun songs and get pumpped for this very special show! Let's get this started! #YouOughtaKnow
#5 A Un Minuto de Ti: From his 1998 solo album "Acróbatas" this song is one a classic Mikel song for its acoustic melody, pulsing drum beat and his voice that when combined, create a sort of time capsule effect that perfectly embodies the sound of late '90s early '00s rock en Español.
#4 "Arde Madrid": Personally, I like this song because it beautifully showcases his heavy influences from the British Invasion as well as Punk. Two defining musical generations, morphed into one track that is totally Mikel.
#3 "El Club de las Horas Desveladas": Por primera vez sé a donde quiero llegar. Por pirmera vez en mi vida elijo cuando quiero llegar... When you finally reach that moment of clarity and realize that you are gonna be ok, alone isn't a bad thing and that at the end of the day, we all grow up to become the person we want to be, this song is that.
#2 "Corazones": Off his same titled Latin Grammy nominated album, Corazones is Latin Rockabilly with a modern twist. The beat will get you thumping and bopping and the story will glue you to pay attention and find out what happens in the end. A very cool track that has amazing potential live.
#1 "Suelta Las Riendas de Mi Corazón": Piensa en mí, de vez en cuando porque es un milagro que viva sin ti... Classic lines, iconic story and timeless melody. "Suelta Las Riendas de Mi Corazón" has easily become Mikel's definitive song for these very same reasons..
And because we can't talk Mikel Erentxun songs without mentioning his group Duncan Dhu, here I leave you with the Latin Rock staple, sung at so many karaoke nights and played at bodega jukeboxes anywhere you can think of, this is "En Algún Lugar". See you at the show!