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Daniel Puente Encina, composer, guitarist, songwriter and singer, was born in Santiago de Chile. His first and controversial band, the legendary and notorious LOS PINOCHET BOYS, a symbol of the revolution in Chile, has been acknowledged and honored in various books and documentaries. Due to their irreverent style, their wild, rebellious and explosive performances, the teenage-band would be unofficially forced to leave the country by the military regime. Daniel travelled through South America and Europe, e.g. Brazil, Argentina, USA, Spain, UK, The Netherlands and finally to Germany.

At the end of the 80’s Daniel found his inspiration in West Berlin. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he moved to Hamburg, which resulted in a very successful new band: NIÑOS CON BOMBAS. For this extraordinary Cyber-Ska-Rock-Project he soon received the JOHN LENNON TALENT AWARD (JLTA) in 1995. The band had outstanding tours throughout the USA, South America (90,000 spectators in Bogota, Colombia) and Europe. In Germany, they are particularly known for their successful concerts as the supporting band for EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN.

In 1998 FATIH AKIN asked Daniel if he could use his music for his film "Corto y con filo". Many of his songs can also be heard in other FATIH AKIN films, such as "In July" and his multi award-winning film "Contra la pared".

In 2000, Daniel started to perform and produce under the name POLVOROSA in Barcelona, touring with OJOS DE BRUJO and CHAMBAO. In 2004, Daniel released POLVOROSA‘s album “Radical Car Dance”. The song "Behind de mi House" became an international dance floor hit and was included on the compilation album “THE MTV SPAIN BEST VIDEOS 2004.”

In 2012, he recorded his first solo album, DISPARO (Shot), a triumphant hit in his native Chile and the basis of his highly successful tour of Spain, Germany and Denmark.

In 2014, Daniel published CHOCOLATE CON AJÍ (Chocolate with chili), the second work launched under his own name.


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PRESS QUOTES:
"....if it doesn’t move you, then you must be dead...." ROCKAXIS
"....a gem…a marvellous creature, a cult symbol...." LA VANGUARDIA
"....a first class artist...." VIA X
"....A musical explosion...powerful rhythms and a fearless sound...." KIELER NACHRICHTEN
"....compelling, expressive and authentic music...." ECKERNFÖRDER ZEITUNG
"....Furious, cool and totally poetic...a musical seducer...." WOLFSBURGER NACHRICHTEN
"....Chocolate con Ají....one of the year’s most exciting Latin CDs...." FOLKWORLD
"....his music seems to have jumped right out of the film and soundtrack of From Dusk Till Dawn...." ZITTY BERLIN
"....most virtuosity, elegance and taste…own, unique style …unmistakeable...an extraordinary talent...." THE CONCERT IN CONCERT
"...Disparo...an excellent album...Undoubtedly, a creation to discover and enjoy...." ZONA DE OBRAS

AWARDS:
POLVOROSA - "Los Videos Mas Espectaculares" ("The most spectacular videos") by MTV Music Television 2004. DVD compilation.
Song «Behind de mi House», Album «Radical Car Dance»
NIÑOS CON BOMBAS - John Lennon Talent Award 1995

AUDIO CDs:
DANIEL PUENTE ENCINA – «Chocolate con Ají» (2014), Polvorosa
DANIEL PUENTE ENCINA – «Disparo» (2012), Polvorosa
PINOCHET BOYS – «Pinochet Boys» (2012), Hueso Records
POLVOROSA - «Radical Car Dance» (2004), K Industria
NIÑOS CON BOMBAS - «El Niño» (1997), El Diablo Digital, Grita Records
NIÑOS CON BOMBAS - «De tiempo en el momento de la explosión» (1996), Intercord / Grita Records

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS / FATIH AKIN MOVIES:
POLVOROSA - «Head on» («Gegen die Wand»), (2004), Normal Records
POLVOROSA - «In July» («Im Juli»), (2000), Sony Music
NIÑOS CON BOMBAS - «Short Sharp Shock» («Kurz und schmerzlos»),(1998), Motor Music

COMPILATIONS:
POLVOROSA - «Sex, City, Music: Barcelona», (2006), Petrol
POLVOROSA - «Electronic Latin Freaks», (2005), Subterfuge Records
POLVOROSA - «Barcelona Raval Sessions», (2004), Exil/ Indigo
POLVOROSA - «Popkomm Sampler», (2000), Tonspion
NIÑOS CON BOMBAS - «Elektro Latino Vol.1», (1999), Potomak
NIÑOS CON BOMBAS - «Skaliente» (1998), Grita Records
NIÑOS CON BOMBAS - «Rolling Stone New Voices, Vol. 21», (1998), Rolling Stone


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