To be Melingo, one must walk the streets sniffing out poetry like a bloodhound. One must dance like a whip and sing like a scar. Melingo is major musician. He studied at a Conservatoire but retains little of that institution. In the early 80s he was amongst those Argentinean musicians who celebrated the sex, drugs and rock & roll lifestyle the most intensive way. In Spain, where he used to live for a while, Melingo teamed up with a band called “Lions of Love”, playing reggae, funk & rock. The 90s came and he discovered the musical roots of his home country: tango.
Melingo embraces his audience with quite poetic music – and still avoids being cheesy. With his deep, coarse voice he never sounds overblown and the rhythms of his music always remain tangible and incredibly danceable