BTR Artist of the Week: Gaudi

Italian- born Gaudi is both a musician and a composer. The “Dub Alchemist” as many call him melds various musical elements to create a textured yet light reverberance. Mixing new-wave electronica, dub, and world music, Gaudi offers up a multitude of sounds that can induce either relaxation or adrenaline-pumping in his listeners, sometimes both simultaneously.

With a long and prolific career that began in the 1980s, Gaudi has amassed a whopping 12 albums including several hit singles and many remixes. Starting off as a keyboardist in the Italian band Wild Planet in 1981, Gaudi has since steadily rose on the music scene as a singer, producer, and composer whose journey found him collaborating with many other fellow musicians, in addition to embarking on his own solo works. The late eighties found him touring with several well-known international reggae artists including Ziggy Marley, Freddie McGregor, and Jimmy Cliff amongst others.

Songs like “Hotel Caledonia”, which features bagpipes that seamlessly fuse into digitized warped sampling, perfectly exemplify Gaudi’s unification of electronica and world music.  At once symphonic and atmospheric, Gaudi extracts the rudimentary elements of tradition and fuses them into singular new distortions of sound. Guadi creates a global electronic montage which is worth more than one listen.

Gaudi is currently touring in promotion of his twelfth studio album No Prisoners put out by Six Degree Records in March of this year.
Listen to BreakThru Radio all week long for new music from Gaudi!

Catch Gaudi LIVE!!!
May 7 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
May 8 – TBA – Berkley, CA
May 10 – TBA – San Francisco, CA
May 14 – Joshua Tree Music Festival – Twentynine Palms, CA

– Amanda Decker


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