Venezuela-born, Barcelona-based artist Luis Garban debuts his new project Safety Trance on Boysnoize Records in summer 2022. His Noches de Terror EP expertly collides menacing industrial and left-field reggaeton to reveal a soundtrack for uncertain times with a guest feature from longtime collaborator Arca.
Before his debut EP he previously worked under this alias—alongside the likes of Rosalía and Boys Noize – on several tracks from Arca’s KiCk series, including ‘KLK’, ‘Prada/Rakata’ and the Planningtorock collab ‘Queer’ to name just a few.
Garban is best known as Cardopusher and has spent the last decade creating noise-driven club disruptions. He began experimenting with mutating a rowdy, old school reggaeton sound for this new alias, which was the foundation of much of his upbringing in Caracas in the mid to late ‘90s. In response and in resistance to the polished sound of the genre today, Safety Trance incorporated references from the likes of Chris & Cosey, Salem, Psychic TV, Skinny Puppy, and Nitzer Ebb and mixes it with the old school sound of artists like DJ Blass, Ivy Queen, Don Chezina and Baby Rasta & Gringo to name a few. The results range from energetic dance floor imaginings to warped, noise and broken beat textures.
As of September 2022