Galician producer Baiuca presents his brand new second album, “Embruxo”. Accompanied by the cantareiras Lilaina and the percussionist Xosé Lois Romero, it is set to be an important new album release of 2021. For this album release, Baiuca makes a new film work around the album release, for premier at the National Arts Festival. With the support of the Spanish Embassy, this is Baiuca’s first time presenting work for a South African audience.
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It is the revelation project of folktronics not only in Spain, but in the world. His mix of traditional Galician rhythms and contemporary electronics, creating a sort of found footage in which he re-signifies the codes of traditional Galician music through an absolutely current but also futuristic look, led him to give almost 90 concerts in little more than a year. anus.
It has passed through a large part of the most important Spanish festivals. He closed 2019 offering more than 60 performances, having passed through countries such as Morocco, the United Kingdom, Italy or Portugal; and exhausting seats in iconic spaces such as Madrid’s Teatro Lara, and facing some of the most important crowds on the live music circuit in Spain.
2020 has started it exhausting all the seats in its first show in Paris; and in the next few days it will land for the first time in cities like Milan and Florence; and his first tour of Mexico, which will take him through high-profile events such as the Bahidorá Carnival or cities such as Cholula or Pachuca. Despite how difficult 2020 was to perform, it offered almost 30 performances, most of them in the summer, selling out tickets in absolutely all the cities where it passed, including the Patio del Cuartel de Conde Duque in Madrid.
Live, it has a very unique format. The artist himself uses different machines (sequencer, synthesizer, etc.) and mixes them with traditional Galician instruments (different flutes, cunchas, ocarinas …). In addition, he is accompanied live by one of the most prestigious young video artists in Galicia: Adrián Canoura, who projects on a multiscreen and even uses image synthesizers and cameras with which he records live and intervenes in the projection. In Spain, in addition, it also has a ‘band format’, in which in addition to the aforementioned, it is joined by the prestigious Galician percussionist Xosé Lois Romero and the tambourine / cantareiras sisters Andrea and Alejandra Montero, who accompany him singing and dancing in direct.
During 2020 he published a new EP and made collaborations with international artists such as the British El Búho or the Portuguese HAEMA, among others. Meanwhile, he continues to release singles (in the last two weeks he published two, along with collaborators such as the vocalists of Fuel Fandango and Novedades Carminha) and remixes (his remixes have already been published for Nicola Cruz, Chancha Vía Circuito, Balkan Taksim, Kermesse , Lagartijeando or Blanco Palamera; and in the coming weeks those he did for the Colombian Montoya and the Ecuadorian Mateo Kingman) and songs that he has made in collaboration with the Portuguese HAĒMA and the British El Búho will be published.
In 2021 he publishes “Embruxo”, his acclaimed second LP, which has featured collaborations from Iberian artists such as Rodrigo Cuevas, Xosé Lois Romero or the Galician folk group Lilaina. He has become a media phenomenon, topping media covers and being the first Spanish electronic music producer to curate Spotify’s prestigious “Track ID” playlists. He has already confirmed almost 50 performances this year both in Spain and in Latin American countries. Meanwhile, he is already working on new collaborations and songs both alone and with prestigious international artists from circuits as different as pop, electronic, traditional music or urban music.