Indira Paganotto, a trailblazing Spanish techno DJ and producer, launches her new label ARTCORE with a rousing EP. Spanning a distinctive fusion of techno, psytrance, and flamenco, the imprint’s stellar debut showcases Indira’s free-spiritedness and open-minded approach to making music. Pre-order Guns & Horses EP.
An outpost exclusively for her own productions, the launch follows a string of releases via prominent techno labels KNTXT, Second State and Octopus Records. Indira is driven to share her artistic evolution with the world, so expect to hear her shrewdly combining her techno skills with more instrumentals, as well as unique genre clashes.
For me, my music is a state of trance. Each track has to tell a lot of stories with sensitivity and romanticism while looking backwards to our roots and forwards to visions of the future. My Guns & Horses EP is a mixture of my 12-year career, my experiences in different countries, my love for Asian culture and respect for my Spanish roots – flamenco!!! It also speaks of my passion for psytrance, a gift inherited from my father who spent more than ten years in India and was the one who instilled this sound and lifestyle in me. – Indira Paganotto
The first track, ‘Jambo,’ is a slick roller that combines techno with flamenco and a Spanish gypsy flavor. It’s one of Indira’s most distinct works to date, brimming with sounds that span frenetic flamenco guitar playing and psychedelic basslines. ‘Guns & Horses‘ is an arresting affair, with psychedelic synths, breakneck beats, and exhilarating female vocals that will transport listeners to another world. ‘Angara Bebesi’, the darkest cut on the EP, goes for deep, sleek techno with high-octane basslines, while the decisive beats and unrelenting drums of ‘UZI’ cuts in to close the EP. It lands designed to mess with your mind, with powerful vocals, unexpected animal calls, and twisted psytrance-tinged melodies.