Algodón Egipcio (Egyptian Cotton) is Venezuelan musician Ezequiel “Cheky” Bertho, performing pop songs. In 2010, after a short trip to São Paulo, Brazil, he returned with a sudden rush of creativity and motivation, so he locked up in his tiny bedroom in Caracas and started writing songs for a solo project, writing half his debut album in a week. Cheky takes advantage of electronic technology, as well as guitars, effects and a small amount of samples, to create his sound. This project also marked his debut as a singer and lyricist.
He grabs element from all his influences, from Destiny’s Child to Lightning Bolt, and everything in between, and experimented with different dance rhythms, pop melodies, loops, textures and some noise. The result is “La Lucha Constante” (“The Constant Struggle”), a 10-track album that is as dream pop as dance-oriented electronica, with an overall shoegaze-y ambiance that keeps the songs together as a whole.