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Kinky performing at Vive Latino 2006
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Kinky is a five-member band from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, formed in 1998 as part of the Avanzada Regia musical movement and consisting of Gilberto Cerezo, Ulises Lozano, Carlos Chairez, Omar Góngora, and Cesar Pliego. The band's music is heavily influenced by Latin music, rock, dance, and techno. Although a majority of songs are sung in Spanish, some songs contain English lyrics. Since the release of their studio album, Kinky have been signed with Sonic360 Records.
Their first album, called Kinky, was released in early 2002 and was a success in Latin America, and had some success in the U.S. Their second single, titled "Más", is nowadays their most known single all around the world. "Más" was used in commercials for Nissan and the NBC Mexican Mafia mini-series Kingpin. It was also featured in the video games SSX 3 and Crackdown, and the movies Thirteen and Man on Fire, which featured another song by Kinky, "Field Goal". "Mas" was also used in an episode of NCIS, called "Shalom". It is in the opening scene, season 4, episode 1. Song used also in CSI: Miami (season 4, episode 13 called "Silencer"). The song titled "Cornman" was used in the PlayStation 3 video game, LittleBigPlanet
In late-2003, the band released Atlas, their second studio album, the most alternative album of the band by far. Singles from Atlas included "Presidente", "Snapshot" and "La Hija del Caníbal".
In mid-2006, the band released Reina in an attempt to return to their electronic sound. Singles in the U.S. included "Sister Twisted" and "Uruapan Breaks"; in Mexico and Latin America, the song "A Dónde Van Los Muertos?" became a massive hit. Other Latin American singles included "León" and "Una Línea de Luz".
In fall of 2008, Kinky released their fourth studio album Barracuda which was co-produced with Money Mark (Beastie Boys). With the hit songs "Hasta quemarnos" and "Those Girls", it launched the band on a world tour for two years.
Sueño de la Maquina
In mid-2012, Kinky's fifth studio album Sueño de la Maquina was released. It was produced and mixed by John King of the Dust Brothers.
- 2004: Oye Como Va
- 2006: Rarities
In popular culture
The song "The Headphonist" was featured in the FX series Nip Tuck.
The song "Más" is included in the videogame SSX 3 and the movies Man on Fire and Thirteen and is the song Ziva David is listening to in the NCIS episode Shalom (season 4 episode 1). It is also heard in the Alias episode "Countdown" (season 2, episode 20). It was used in a Taco Bell television commercial in 2012.
The song "Coqueta" is included in the videogame FIFA 06
The song "How Do They Do That" is included in the videogame Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
The song "Uruapan Breaks" was featured in the Showtime Series Dexter, and was included in the Soundtrack along with a reinterpretation of the series' Theme by Kinky.
The song "Cornman" was featured in the PlayStation 3 exclusive LittleBigPlanet.
The song "Papel Volando" from the album "Barracuda" was featured in The CW Series "Gossip Girl", in the episode "There Might Be Blood" from the Second Season.
The song "Little Boxes" was covered by Kinky for the theme of Season 3, Episode 3 of Weeds.
The song "I Say Hey" is playing during the party scene in the movie The Rocker.