Two friends with no other ambition than to make “relaxed pop” to have fun and entertain people. The Besmaya formula seems simple, but behind it is a lot of talent and many hours spent together.
Israel Suárez, “Piraña”, is part of a generation of percussionists who have combined different contemporary styles, rhythms and influences: from pop to Latin jazz, the cajón box drum transcends beyond flamenco.
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.
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.
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.
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.