After years of playing guitar and singing in punk rock bands, in 2019 music teacher Arne Vanhove decided to finally start a hip hop band. With a head full of musical ideas, he wanted to work only with musicians better than himself. Mission accomplished. With diverse backgrounds, the songs are loaded with influences from styles ranging from funk and jazz, to electro and classical music, all bledend together in an old school hip hop vibe, by the sweet voice of Brussels rapper Xavier Garcia Diaz. In 2020 Guayaquil Express released their first track, right at the start of the corona pandemic. All gigs were canceled, but the band kept writing and is working to release new tracks soon.