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Friday, May 12, 2017

Arca, Deadboy and Mr Mitch: the new wave of beat-makers becoming pop stars

As more and more leftfield producers are stepping up to the mic, it’s making their forward-thinking beats as personal as they are progressive

At his London show last month, electronic producer Arca, AKA Alejandro Ghersi, showed that stardom in the world of dance music doesn’t have to look like blokes pushing buttons on laptops in front of LED screens. Instead, the Björk and Kanye collaborator showcased his latest, self-titled album – a collection of boldly experimental Spanish love songs – wearing nothing but a codpiece, a matador’s jacket and mechanical stilts. It was the first time he had sung – both live and on record – transforming into a performer of Gaga-like proportions.

Related: How cruising, graveyards and swan songs inspired Arca’s new album

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by Adam Bychawski via Electronic music | The Guardian