With his latest show, The sleep break, at the last edition of Madrid Fashion Week, Otrura reaffirms its presence on the current scene by investigating the complexity of the tailor. His last bet: an invitation to personal reset that goes beyond fashion.
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They release records at their own pace, without pressures of any kind. Teresa Iturrioz and Ibon Errazkin, the members of Single, are cult artists in their own right. Their music, however, is open to all publics — an exquisite blend of pop and folk that could belong to any period, but which always sounds fiercely personal.
Lucas Vidal, a composer from Madrid inspired by the likes of Bach, Wagner, Queen and Paco de Lucía, has signed scores for films as diverse as The Island Inside or Fast & Furious 6.
This isn’t an actor who also sings, but a musician that has made a career out of acting. Villagrán launches his first album, influenced by rave music and independent British rock.
Because of her experience, market vision and knowledge, Almudena Heredero has played a part in the necessary renewal that the Spanish music industry has undergone over the past ten years. Among the changes are, of course, women’s fight to gain visibility and equality. We chatted with her.
Despite what its name and track record may suggest, the CANADA production company was founded in Barcelona more than a decade ago, leaving a signature mark on the international audio-visual scene.
Eduardo de la Iglesia
He’s as likely to make music for a fight between virtual warriors as a futurist adventure or a battle set during World War II. A forerunner on the other side of the pond, Eduardo de la Iglesia, from Madrid, talks to Talento a bordo about one of the most creative and unknown jobs of our time: making soundtracks for video games.
In less than a decade, Zahara has become one of the leading figures of the Spanish indie scene. Her songs reach a wide audience that also supports her restlessness and versatility as an artist. Hers is a self-managed career with an artistic stance committed to equality.
In the last four years, rapper Kase.O has taken Spanish hip-hop to the top. The proof: over 20,000 copies sold of the album ‘El círculo’, a triumphal tour of Spain and Latin America, and several awards and nominations.
In the last few years, Raül Refree has become one of the most important and international producers in the Spanish music scene. His name is linked to the new flamenco cultivated by Silvia Pérez Cruz, Rocío Márquez or Rosalía, but is also connected to records by Mala Rodríguez, Albert Pla, Josele Santiago, Kiko Veneno, and now also Rodrigo Cuevas’ awaited new album.
Writer, singer, composer, singer-songwriter. His great ability to deal with complex issues full of sentimental motivations simply and personally has brought him success, fame and recognition. In December, he’ll close the tour for his latest record, ‘Mis Paisajes Interiores’, in Madrid, during which he has offered more than two-hundred concerts in the last three years between Spain and Latin America.
Julia de Castro
After ten years on the stage, De la Puríssima is saying goodbye. Led by Julia de Castro, voice and soul of this quartet that dared to merge cuplé with jazz, they will say goodbye forever to their fans in a memorable performance at Festival de Otoño. Amen.
Adriana Tanus, conductor of the OJEM [Madrid European Youth Orchestra], has turned music into the best instrument to fight for a more diverse and tolerant world. Her next adventure: presenting Mozart’s 'Requiem' with her musicians at the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid.
A natural stage animal, Coque Malla is also the author of some of the best songs in Spanish recorded in recent decades. Although he doesn’t believe in it, his latest album is touched by what is commonly known as maturity.
La Bien Querida
La Bien Querida is back with ‘Brujería’, an album that works as a magic spell in many ways. One of the leading figures in the Spanish alternative scene –she also has a cameo in the 3rd season of Spanish TV series ‘Paquita Salas’—, with this album she is celebrating her first decade in music.
The singer and electronic music producer is about to turn the Spanish music scene on its head with ‘Porvenir’, a musical manifesto where past and future converge.
The fourpiece has just released a third long-feature album, ‘Vamos a volvernos locos’ (Warner, 2019), their most energetic work to date but not without emotion. It’s a collection of songs that will make you dance on the dancefloor in between sobs.
Considered the best flamenco guitarist on the planet, Tomatito accepts the compliments with absolute humility. Because behind his talent are many hours of work. A good example of this is his upcoming 'El concierto de Aranjuez', an album the Almería-born musician has already been playing on stages all over Spain.
They were two restless teenagers when they met in Zaragoza in 1992. Twenty-seven years after joining the infectious euphoria that pervaded Spain that year, Eva and Juan, Amaral, are still the most stable couple in Spanish music. Their new album, 'Salto al color', is out today, and it comes with their usual gifts—coherence, quality and love for life.
We have a chat with Asier Etxeandia main character of 'Sordo', the new Almodovar´s film, who continues on tour playing the songs from the first album by Mastodonte, his band and real passion.
About to release 'Solid', his debut album and probably one of the hits this season, Javier Limón Jr. is as scant with words as he is lavish with creativity. Because, as he says: "I would rather give people lots of music to listen to than plenty to talk about.” Like father, like son.
He calls himself an agitator. What Asturian Rodrigo Cuevas wants and works for is a reappraisal of the values transmitted by Spanish folklore. And he does so sporting a provocative look combining tights, suspenders and his inseparable wooden shoes. Who said folklore has to be boring?
Are You An Expert In Spanish Music?
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Summer of ‘19
Hinds, Cupido, The Parrots, Rober Sua, Los Estanques, Alice Wonder, Kidd Keo... Summer of ‘19!
Mala Rodríguez anticipated the present state of pop music, where the Latin thing is now a key element. After almost five years without a new album, she has a few new singles out. 'Aguante' (‘Endurance’) is the most recent one. We talk to her.
We talked with Javier Limón to celebrate the twenty years of Casa Limón, his unstoppable production company, and to learn about his new projects.
Iván ‘Coyu’ Ramos
After an intense, 15-year career, countless tracks and remixes, this autumn Coyu, the most in-demand DJ and producer in Spain, is presenting 'You Don’t Know', his first album, on which he collaborates with the elite of contemporary electronic music.
The 54th edition of the Jazzaldia Festival offered 100 performances in 15 different stages. Like every year, San Sebastián became the world’s epicenter of jazz for a few days.
The Madrid-born musician Russian Red, who took her name from a lipstick shade, has returned to her hometown to perform at Noches del Botánico on 31 July.
In his in-depth essay 'Más allá del trap (Beyond Trap)' young thinker Ernesto Castro dissects the music popularized by artists such as C. Tangana, Yung Beef, Bad Gyal, Pimp Flaco, Kinder Malo o Cecilio G, dissolving the lines between high- and low-brow culture.
Catalan singer-songwriter María Rodés (Barcelona, 1986) has been in music for over a decade but she’s become particularly popular by voicing this summer’s ad by a popular beer brand, advocating the preservation of ocean life.
Flamenco In Style
The Teatro Real completes its second season of 'Flamenco Real', an initiative that saw the main figures of contemporary flamenco enter a true temple of Spanish culture.
How do you become an international star? Besides talent and special gifts, how much luck is necessary? Almodóvar, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Palomo Spain, Dua Lipa, and the Kardashians are usually right. And they all love Rosalía.
Go To A Music Festival And Stay For The City Museum
In Spain, there are music festivals in many cities big and small. Whether you are into electronic music, pop, indie, rock or heavy metal, you will surely find yours. And if you happen to also like to visit museums, here is a list of suggestions to enjoy both. The problem is, which one(s) to choose?