The Venezuela-born, Barcelona-based artist Luis Garban has teamed up with Arca to share the first single under his new alias, Safety Trance. Titled “El Alma Que Te Trajo”, the track arrives ahead of the musician’s first Safety Trance EP, Noches de Terror, which is set to arrive in full next month.
“El Alma Que Te Trajo” isn’t the first time that Arca and Garban have collaborated, however. Under his better-known alias, Cardopusher, Garban has previously worked – alongside the likes of Rosalía and Boys Noize – on several tracks from Arca’s KiCk series, including “KLK” and the Sia collab “Born Yesterday”.
Nevertheless, the new track marks a different direction for Garban, who has experimented with “mutating a rowdy, old school reggaeton sound” inspired by his upbringing in 90s Caracas for the Safety Trance alias.
“My idea with this record was simply to explore the capabilities of reggaeton and take it to new territories,” he says, of Noches de Terror. “Many people think that this genre is just what you hear on the radio when it’s definitely not.”
Arca contributes vocals to “El Alma Que Te Trajo”, over a hard-hitting beat and atmospheric synths. She also stars in the accompanying video, which she directed alongside visual artist Unax LaFuente.
Safety Trance’s full Noches de Terror EP is set to be released on July 14, via Boysnoize Records. Watch the video for “El Alma Que Te Trajo” above.