Eskorzo Afrobeat Experience might just be one of the most exciting bands to come out of Spain in a long time. As their name suggests their main influence is afrobeat (in particular the brass-heavy grooves of Fela Kuti) but they also mix in rock, reggae, funk, soul and Balkan rhythms into one highly impressive sound. On their debut EP ‘Hypnotic Covers’ they create wonderful sprawling afro versions of songs by the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the great Fela Kuti himself.
Listen to the whole of ‘Hypnotic Covers’ here. The track that stands out is their cover of Red Hot Chilli Peppers ‘Give It Away’ in which the horns just blast through the speakers in true afrobeat fashion: