Proyecto Jipi – Spanish Punk with a Brass Section

Proyecto Jipi playing live at the premium venue for original, alternative and punk gigs in Javea – Penelope ( Penelopes Facebook ) … these spanish punk rockers include something as unusual as a brass section that is integrated in largely all their energetic hard rock and punk tracks. The coastal town of Javea couldnt produce a huge audience for the night, where Proyecto Jipi was on the ticket with acclaimed punkrockers Discordia and the local upcomers from Cleptomans De Bancal. However, those who did turn out for an evening of headbanging, pogo dance and crazy vibes were blown away by the hyper energetic and crazy vibrant performance from Proyecto Jipi.

Cleptomans De Bancal did a solid job of warming up the crowd as the first act of the 3-band ticket for the night. Theyre performing a speedy rocking style of indierock with a punk slant that pleased the punters having obviously bought the ticket to view the 2 main acts of the day – Discordia and Proyecto Jipi … but Cleptomans De Bancal can be headlining their own tickets soon enough if the up and coming Javea punkrockers manage to develop a more charismatic scene show and build a following around their basis in speedy punk tunes with catchy vocals and some enticing ecquilibrism on the guitar.

The night was concluded by Discordia. A classic old school protest punk band with lyrics inciting all forms of rioting and revolts – just as we like it. It took Discordia a fair long while to get warmed up for real but as soon as they did the crowd joined in with enthusiasm to the heavy vibes of solid punkrock with attitude and skill presented from the stage. Discordia might well have the strongest national following and largest back catalogue of punk tracks to choose from, but on this night at Penelopes they were given a hard run for their money as act of the night by Proyecto Jipis wild and charismatic performance.

Proyecto Jipi is a protest punk band formed in Alicante-Spain influenced by bands like Mano negra, Tonino Caratone and Banda Bassoti.

After belonging to various groups as BANDA JACHÍS, SALTIMPANKIS and his beloved DISIDENCIA. Carlos Jipi for all-decided to do an “in pass” in his musical career, disappeared from the stage and began to compose his own songs with the special stamp that has always accompanied. As a fruit of the season PROYECTO JIPI was born and the studio album “HUMOR, AMOR Y RESPETO” (2006) released, in a style that could be defined as Blood Rock, releasing positive energy from all sides for his strength, and positivism, addressing issues such as immigration, prisons, abuse, … from a new perspective. A total of 11 tracks and a video clip in which collaborates with the Charanga las Tiesas 301, the reduced occupational center for people (APADIS) of Villena. Txus produced it (DISIDENCIA) and was recorded at the Sonic Novelda. The people who worked hard to help were among other OBRINT PAS, GAIA DUB SINDICAT, DISIDENCIA, Maiki from BANDA JACHIS … It was distributed nationally. The album highly accepted and appreciated by the public and the year 2008 presented the work at every possible scenario and music venue in Spain, satisfying the cravings of fans who had not yet been able to enjoy live Proyecto Jipi.

proyecto jipi live at penelope in javea
Proyecto Jipi live at Penelope in Javea, Spain

Proyecto Jipi presented March 5, 2009 their second studio album, “COMO ESTÁN LAS COSAS” (2009). Immortalize this occasion, eleven songs with a special stamp that characterizes them and, a, as always, very committed. His style can be defined in two ways, mestizo rock, punk and flamenco filled with positive energy and good vibrations. Recorded at Sonic Studios Novelda (Alicante), between the months of November 2008 and January 2009, artistic production has been borne by Oscar Martinez and Carlos himself “Jipi”, being made in the same studio mastering and mixing final. Have on this album with multiple collaborations among which are: Javier Abreu, Javier Moro, Ovid, Txus (DISIDENCIA), July and Txus (TRASPIES), hip hop Mr. SIRT, Dj Scratch and bases. KROMIK, among others … with special emphasis in many of the issues, the brass section instruments. The cover and graphic design have been the work of Maki (Obrint PAS), note that it is a humble tribute to a cover of the Clash. Another tribute this album is dedicated to Federico Garcia Lorca, and a third the Alicante writer Vicente Ramos. Regarding the songs, highlight the theme of a couple. “Como están las cosas” the opening track and title track, is how bad it looks like things are getting and this “crisis” that everyone refers to. “Sueño de paz” talks about a reality that we splashed every day, those wars that spilled so much innocent blood and that their perpetrators appear to be deaf and not hear the rest of the world. In short, an album for everyone, easy to listen and highly recommended in these times.

proyecto jipi at penelope in javea, spain

And back to the gig … We highly recommend checking out DiscordiaCleptomans De Bancal & Proyecto Jipi … have a listen to all 3 variations of spanish punk rock! They each have some unique new approaches that deserve a listen! Should you be living in the Javea area or come to these parts on holiday, take some time off away from the beach – go and listen to the real treasure of alternative and original music that you wont find in lazy beach bars – in Javea Penelopes is such a venue along with Hacienda up on Montgo … check out what they have to offer if youre here & get some real mindblowing entertainment to take home! 🙂