Originating from Spain Gorka is a DJ, musician and producer that over the years has become a celebrated name in the underground music scene of Madrid. Prominent electronic elements and progressively elevating sounds. Gorka has no shortage in creativity and variation in his compositions that entice audiences around the world. The looming influence of technoid synths marks many of the artist’s musical scope. However, his use of vocals and roomy percussion mark his production with their own unique flow, governed more predominantly by melodic elements. Having co-founded along with fellow artist Nicolá Cruz the imprint of the EP’s release Q T Z L C T L (aka Quetzalcoatl, QTZL or Quetzal) is a Transatlantic Musical Collective of artists spanning from mainland Europe to the heart of South America. Notably, a net label, though a structure outside the original industry methods of distribution but continuous to show great dexterity as a platform for nurturing talent. The new EP The Uncanny is a stunning display of melodic composition as well as tasteful the use of vocal elements. Not to mention a certain level of creative maturity which is displayed through the artist switching up the dynamics and structure of the tracks but still retaining the holographic scenery of the overall EP.
Pride marks a slow melodic embark which sets a great deal of the tone for the rest of the production. Followed by Rapture a track with a smooth intro which gives way to what sounds like synth-infused acid kicks that roll continuously with a strong sense of repetition with just enough of variation in tone to keep the listener immersed, layered over one of the stronger vocal performances of the EP. Hubris meaning the excessive self-love that could lead to one’s demise is the proverbial middle finger of the EP. Injecting the dance elements that were omitted in the initial dive into the EP. Wasteland the fourth title of the EP seems rather self-explanatory. Powering through with stiff drum lines the initial impression leads in the direction of tribal elements and arguably housey percussion metamorphs rapidly into a titanic track with heavy beats and distorted cymbals with a mimicry of static and a not too distant dystopian. A track more on the heavy side of the electronic music spectrum it still displays great potential as one of the tracks in the EP destined to resonate with the underground circuit. Then finally Memory allows the overall production to fade into reminiscence almost like lying back on the hypnotic groove that ushered the listener along the production. The EP will be released next Monday 3rd July.