Boomkat Product Review:
Seems that Mr Gonzales is the latest Darling of The UK’s alternative music press - adorning the glossy pages of every magazine, newspaper and fanzine to have landed on our desks in recent weeks, everyone wants a slice of Chilly...and he’s ever so willing to oblige. Selling himself as a kinda Bourgeoise flag-carrying designer suited homeboy, the gist of Gonzales appears to be that an unashamedly white, well-educated and wealthy yank living in Berlin can cut it with the Hip Hop brigade and do so with much panache. The reality? Gonzales is seriously good fun, a kind of proto-hiphopster living in a zoo, drinking cocktails with his hobo crew (made up of Peaches, Mocky and Max Turner) and giving us a fisherprice, alternate-universe replacement for the chainsaw wielding slim shady. Comedy and music have never quite cut it for me, but this is undeniably uplifting, refreshing music of the decidedly unpretenious variety...and for that it should be applauded. Limited edition double cd version with the "Take Me To Broadway" EP included.