A.CHAL DROPS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EXOTIGAZ EP TODAY
Toronto, ON – December 7, 2018 – Today, rising Peruvian-born singer, songwriter, and producer, A.CHAL releases his anxiously awaited new EP, EXOTIGAZ. Get it here via Epic Records.
Just last week, he set the stage for the EP’s arrival with the scorching DÉJALO. With its simmering beat, laidback bilingual flows, and nocturnal shine, it immediately garnered critical praise. Complex claimed he brings “together the cowboy vibes of Texas with the energy of Miami nightlife,” while Flaunt wrote, “His music is a silky blend of Hip-Hop, soul, and R&B.” Last week, he unveiled a cinematic music video for DÉJALO, speaking to this inimitable intersection of western swagger and South Beach style. Check it out here.
A.CHAL also made headlines with the standalone single, LA DUEÑA. Within under a month, it clocked over 4 million YouTube views as his “fastest growing video to date.” Watch the video here.
From the airy guitar and seductively sexy spirit of EXOTICA, produced by Latin dancehall pop hitmaker Rvssian [Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam] to the kinetic bounce of PUMP FAKE, the six-track EXOTIGAZ sees him deftly bob and weave between styles. On the likes of the simmering 000000 and the bonified club banger TYPE, he strikes a bold balance between alternative R&B, slick Latin, 21st century hip-hop, and bold pop of his own. Check out the full tracklisting below!
To celebrate the EP, A.CHAL will be dropping the music video for EXOTICA next week. Additionally, Fuego enlisted his instantly recognizable voice for a feature on the sizzling single, Dancin, out today.
The EXOTIGAZ EP follows up this year’s breakthrough smash, Love N Hennessy (Remix) [feat. 2 Chainz & Nicky Jam]. Not only did it ignite airwaves, but it also earned over 56 million cumulative streams between the original version and remix. Additionally, he infiltrated the fashion world by featuring in Summer 2018 “Meet Me In The Gap” campaign, and is soon going to be launching his new fashion line ROPA GAZ.
Experience EXOTIGAZ now and fall into GAZI WORLD now. It’s just the beginning of A.CHAL’s global takeover!
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Confidently owning a cross-section of cultures and genres, A.CHAL carved out his own lane as an international force by the start of 2018. At the top of the year, Google Play Music touted him among Latin Artists to Watch for 2018, and Pandora also included him on its Latin Artists to Watch 2018. 2017 saw his star dramatically rise. Zane Lowe personally premiered the original, Love N Hennessy, as his Apple Music Beats 1 World Record. It landed on Amazon’s Best Songs of 2017 and Remezcla’s Best Latin Songs of 2017. Additionally, the 2017 mixtape ON GAZ claimed a spot on Pigeons & Planes’ Best Albums of 2017 (So Far) and on Redbull’s 21 Albums that made us feel something. Early on, the fashion world sought him out as a tastemaker as he appeared in capsule collections such as FRAME Denim x Ben Gorham Men and Stussy x Mr. Porter. Inking a partnership with Epic Records and releasing Love Hennessy (Remix) [feat. 2 Chainz & Nicky Jam], he’s angling towards superstardom now.
Born in Peru and raised in Queens, he’s always been keyed in to an inclusive mindset, thinking globally. He started rapping as soon as he could and made a splash with the debut EP, Ballroom Riots in 2013. Lowe first championed him in 2015 by debuting Round Whippin. Next up, his first full-length, Welcome to GAZI, notched over 36 million streams, secured a spot for him on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s summer tour, and rounded out the year on Pigeons & Planes Best Albums of 2016.