Gorka

Gorka releases Crazy / Charade in the winter of 2017. The single,  a songwriting experiment with acoustic and electronic elements represents his solo debut.

After the birth of OKASNO in 2014, the band with whom he recorded the EP "Miles Over the Land" and the LP "Faint White, Pale Blue", with the help of Luca Petricca from Estudios Reno, Gorka decides to leave indefinitely for Ecuador, where he will develop as a DJ and create QTZLCTL alongside Nicola Cruz and Felipe Maqui, a collective of spanish and latin-american artists, which will soon mutate into a Netlabel.

Two years after that and, as a natural result of his advancements as a DJ, producer and musician, he decides to go back to his home country of Spain and start alongside JAI the El Drop parties, which have become a reference in the underground electronic music scene in Madrid.

Nowadays Gorka is immersed in his next release with QTZLCTL: The Uncanny, an EP in which remixes of others and tracks of his own comprise a whole of hipnotic, meticulous and mysterious qualities.

The Uncanny

The Uncanny is Gorka’s second release. An 5 part EP in which tracks by the author and re-imagined by his remixers come together to constitute a whole. Each track, a stage in a journey that starts with Pride, in which Gorka reflects on how we always prefers to think we are doing the right thing, or on how reality can be black and white, at the same time. The last verse, extracted from John Milton´s Paradise Lost: “Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven”, leads the listener to the first bars of the second track, Rapture. A reflection on the where this path leads, represented with the abrupt arrival of Doomsday through the figure of a monster: see the giant in the distance and know that when he arrives everything will change. Smelling the monster before opening your eyes.

Here is where the EP transforms. 

“Hubris” by Trømmel, a renowned artist in the Spanish electronic scene, represents pride taken to the extreme. “Wasteland” by NWRMNTC, symbolises the sequel of the Rapture cataclysm. NWRMNTC is the new alias of Ana Quiroga, part and half of LCC (recently part of the Sónar line-up). The last part, “Memory” by Fulgor is not titled like that by chance. Memory is fragile and, by the end of the path, everything is recalled through the lens of nostalgia.