GHOULJABOY

He emerged as a talented dynamiter of mixtapes, though still attached to more urban sounds. Defying all expectations, his album CorseParty (2019) tore the lid off the pressure cooker, launching the Andalusian to the top of the list of up-and-coming national anti-pop stars. That collection of pixelated adventures constituted a different proposal, so eclectic and highly personal that Ghouljaboy began to be spoken of as a label in and of himself. So, what is this 8-bit mutant digi-pop esthete’s secret? Well, practically the perfect ideology of an entire digital subculture tilting towards vapor-wave. Or perhaps another twist on the most colorful and daring post-punk. We may even be talking about the best imaginable symptom of that muscular atrophy that La Movida has been dragging around since its light went out in the early 90s. Trap for those who hate neck tattoos? New Order in a tracksuit? Everything fits in this bag. Accustomed to collaborating with contemporaries like Yung Beef, Antifan, Space Surimi and Pedro Ladroga, Ghouljaboy has managed to construct, after just a couple of records and a few singles, the perfect musical microstructure on which we could hang another type of more vitamin-rich, mineralized mainstream. A retro/futuristic take on what commercial pop must have been like in the Maincraft years. The dark counterpart to Cupido.

Saturday 20th, 18.30h – Escenario Plaza

Saturday 20th, 02.15h – Sala Even

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