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VIDEO / DORA by BEGUN

by ARCSTREET.COM December 14 2015, 16:20 MUSIC - TRACKS

VIDEO / DORA by BEGUN

 

beGun is the alias of Barcelona based producer, Gunsal Moreno. His new single Dora will be released on 18th December via Ham House Records. 'Dora' is inspired by Africa. “As with my previous releases, the song focuses on a certain territory,” Moreno explains, "We haven't explored Africa before and that made me focus the record towards the continent.” He goes on to add, "Before we started working on the project we studied the sounds (spiritual music, tone patterns, traditional instruments etc), as well as the visual narrative (political conflicts, immigration, spirituality).”

beGun is considered one of the most prominent artists among the new Barcelona Wave generation and has garnered support from the likes of VICE, NPR, XLR8R, DJ Mag et al. His debut tracks 'San Francisco' and ‘Shanghai’ won the National Electronic Track (2013) and Best National Video (2014) from The Spanish Independent Label Association. Since his emergence at the beginning of 2013 Moreno, has had a whirlwind two years with shows across the globe, from US / Canada to India (Sonar Festival, Boiler Room, Mutek Festival, SXSW, Oval Space etc) plus several releases to his credit, ‘the Mumbai’ EP and a clutch of critically acclaimed singles, ‘Antarctica’, ‘Madrid’ and Nairobi’. There were also collaborations with fellow renowned peers like Com Truise, Giraffage, Ambassadeurs, Owsey and Doc Daneeka. 

The video for ‘Dora’ is directed by Barcelona filmmaker and visual artist, Borja V. Conde, a long time Moreno collaborator, using interviews from former sex workers living in Barcelona. "On the video we see Amma, an African girl who is starting a desperate journey towards Europe for a better life,” Conde says, "She finds a rough reality when she arrives and is forced into a life of prostitution from which she tries to escape." ‘Dora’ will feature remixes from rising Dutch producer Applescal and young Hawaiian whizz kid Blackbird Blackbird. More via the official facebook page here. stay tuned for more soon ! 

 

 

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