Roberto Carlos Lange is a native of Miami, who later moved to Savanna and his familiar tropical, yet dark vibes dominate the music video for his new song "Dance Ghost" off Helado Negro's new album Invisible Life. The video serves as a journey into the underbelly of paradise, with visuals of seedy dance clubs, church performances and an empty mansion where we find Lange dancing by himself (presumably in the form of a ghost). The high rise apartments and Hotels tower in the background as they are juxtaposed with the street life Lange actually grew up with.
The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropical heat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. Pounding bass beats from passing cars, boom boxes bouncing down the block, and late-night parties called peas provided a foundation for Helado Negros interest in sound and lifelong quest to discover the unlimited variety of objects used to produce music. Most recently he created a new collaborative group with Julianna Barwick called OMBRE releasing their debut album in 2012 called Believe You Me. Helado Negro has worked with Bear in Heaven mixing their Pitchforks Best New Music album Beast Rest Forth Mouth. He also produced Prefuse 73's 2010 album Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian.