Created in the past due ’80s by singer/guitarist Juan Esteban Aristizabal, better referred to as Juanes, Colombian rock outfit Ekhymosis began playing within their native Medellín before self-producing Ekhymosis in 1988, and De Rodillas in 1991. Influenced by several organizations in the U.S. and English rock picture, the band documented Niño Gigante in 1993, Ciudad Pacífico in 1994, and Amor Bilingue in 1995. A season later, their initial acoustic live record was simply known as Unplugged. After registering to Fonovisa, a self-titled record was internationally released. Ekhymosis disbanded in 1998, after Juanes made a decision to pursue a single career.