Catchy, darkie seaside city pop melodies that mesmerize. Think Beabadoobee, Porches, Boy Pablo, Mac DeMarco, Cuco or even Arctic Monkeys. A confluence of indie rock, synth pop, dreamcore and fresh sounds that reminds of the classics and remodels them for the future. All of this can be found in Dreamcore (2021), Ghouljaboy’s acclaimed second album that we’re looking forward to enjoy live.
Ghouljaboy is Jordi Arroyo’s personal project, who released his first mixtape in 2019 via La Vendicion, the most influential label collective in urban/trap music in Spain. In 2020, a dead year for most of the music industry, he couldn’t stay still: he couldn’t tour, but he did record and evolve as an artist at tremendous speed. And he did so, releasing his first solid project, El Rascal, featuring 18 tracks and collaborations with names such as Antifan, Yung Beef or Pedro Ladroga.
Almost immediately he self-released Ciudad Portuaria, a double EP where he rescued his old bandmates for the live shows and creative ideas. His creative drive doesn’t run out and this year he published another EP, Playa Hosono.