Released: Nov 2013
Label: Arkestra Discos
Like a host of contemporary producers from Los Angeles to Moscow, Vigo, Spain's Belen Vidal makes a gleefully hybrid kind of electronic music, one that draws from classic electro, acid house, U.K. garage and above all '90s R&B, mixing glassy synth melodies and syncopated beats into flickering, almost kaleidoscopic configurations. What sets her apart from her peers is her voice. Faintly reminiscent of Argentina's Juana Molina, her cool, hushed, Spanish-language vocals are the perfect foil for snapping drums and bright synthesizers.