Cardopusher // Safety Trance (VE)
Born in Venezuela and based in Barcelona, Luis Garban dj/artist/producer aka Cardopusher has spent the last decade creating a wide variety of noisy dancefloor assaults.
During early 2000s inspired by idm, jungle and hardcore he began his first steps into the production world. Growing up in Caracas during the 90s made a big impact on his musical formation which can be noticeable on most of his work. Although he started in the breakcore/rave scene, in recent years his productions gravitated toward a more industrial type of sound fusing different genres from EBM, wave, hardcore, acid to techno and reggaeton. From working with Boys Noize to co-produce music for legendary UK band The Horrors he is always looking to push things further.
In 2022 debuts video/song “El Alma Que Te Trajo” under new alias Safety Trance. The song was made with longtime friend and collaborator Arca and was included in his 4 track EP titled “Noches de Terror” that expertly collides menacing industrial and leftfield reggaeton to reveal a soundtrack for uncertain times. Before releasing the EP, Garban previously worked under this alias - alongside the likes of Rosalía and Planningtorock - on several tracks from Arca ́s KiCk series for XL Recordings including singles “KLK”, “Prada/Rakata”, “Tiro” and “Queer”
Along the way, he has built a varied and extensive discography that is constantly growing, releasing music and remixes via well respected labels like Dark Entries, Boysnoize, Technicolor and Veyl to name a few.