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      Ever since her cover of Rihanna's 'Work' (titled 'Pai') went viral two years ago, the Hispanic scene worldwide has been rallying behind a new queen, Alba Farelo, aka Bad Gyal. A spree of undeniable and unorthodox hits began with another YouTube DIY sensation in 'Indapanden', while breakout tracks 'Mercadona' and 'Fiebre' rapidly emerged as anthems of a rapidly burgeoning scene in her native Spain and beyond. Bad Gyal's debut mixtape 'Slow Wine' placed her at the undisputed top of a hugely exciting rising phenomenon, before she'd even turned 20 years old.

      Bad Gyal sold out every major venue in Spain, also performing at renowned domestic festivals Sonar and FIB within the year. News of her melancholic twist on dancehall, reggaeton and club music spread like wildfire worldwide, with the major bookings in London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Milan, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Zurich, Prague, Brussels plus Mexico City and Guatemala within a year. Just as 2017 came to an end she toured the US twice for the Red Bull Music Academy, playing their LA festival, as well as Dallas and Houston. Publications such as Pitchfork, The Fader and i-D among many other music and fashion outlets, began taking notice to, holding Bad Gyal up as a hugely promising new talent.

      Meanwhile, a flurry of brand new, forward thinking sounds created a fervour; cross genre and eclectic club producer Paul Marmota lent his touch to Bad Gyal's "sad dancehall" future classic 'Nicest Cocky'. Then followed the first of a long string of collaborations with Dubbel Dutch - producer for Jamaican star Popcaan - with whom she conceived her biggest hit yet 'Jacaranda'. The track created a massive storm online, featuring as FACT's top track of 2017. Both these singles were released by the Barcelona-based record label & director's collective CANADA, accompanied by hugely accomplished enticing visual clips.

      Bad Gyal kickstarted 2018 in energetic fashion, releasing her sophomore mixtape - the appropriately titled 'Worldwide Angel' - to critical acclaim. The project marks a new chapter in Bad Gyal's sound, featuring flawless production from previous collaborators Dubbel Dutch, Paul Marmota and Fakeguido, as well as new collaborations from Jam City, DJ Florentino and D33J, with El Guincho's dexterous mixing and none else than Vlado Meller's mastering tying the whole project together. As a result, Bad Gyal's sound strides wider and farther than ever before, thanks to lead singles 'Blink', 'Candela', as well as enthralling accompanying visuals, produced by CANADA in Mexico and Jamaica.

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  • 21 May, 2018

    NME's 15 Acts At The Great Escape

    The NME's list of '15 Brilliant Acts of the Weekend', from the Great Escape Festival featured:

    ...Dylan Cartlidge
    ...Bad Gyal
    ...Pale Waves

    www.nme.com/blogs/nme-radar/great-escape-best-acts-2018-2321851

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  • 17 May, 2018

    The Great Escape: Thursday 17th May

    The Great Escape festival will take place at multiple venues across Brighton, from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May, and a great many Primary Talent International artists will be taking part.

    Thursday 17th May
    ...Girlhood
    ...Jack River
    ...Malena Zavala
    ...Ginger Snaps
    ...S4U
    ...Nia Wyn
    ...Denzel Himself
    ...George Taylor
    ...Sorry
    ...Pale Waves
    ...Rocks Foe
    ...FREAK
    ...George Glew
    ...Benny Mails
    ...Husky Loops
    ...TOUTS
    ...Amaroun
    ...EERA
    ...Joy Crookes
    ...Bad Gyal
    ...The Night Cafe
    ...Now, Now
    ...Gaffa Tape Sandy
    ...King Nun
    ...ABQ
    ...Puma Blue
    ...Makola
    ...Yellow Days

    For further information, consult The Great Escape website.

    www.greatescapefestival.com

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  • 22 Mar, 2018

    Bad Gyal: New Video For 'Candela'

    Bad Gyal shares the video for her new single 'Candela', out now on Pure Records.

    www.facebook.com/akabadgyaloficial

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  • 13 Mar, 2018

    SXSW 2018

    The SXSW music takes place around Austin, Texas from 12th-18th March and many Primary Talent International artists will be taking part. See the official SXSW website, for full scheduling details.

    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
    ...Pale Waves
    ...Sunflower Bean
    ...Bad Gyal
    ...Nilufer Yanya
    ...Hinds
    ...Now, Now
    ...TOUTS
    ...Nothing, Nowhere
    ...Palm
    ...Vundabar
    ...Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
    ...Hop Along
    ...Son Little
    ...Cut Chemist
    ...Injury Reserve
    ...Kweku Collins

    www.sxsw.com/festivals/music

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  • 08 Feb, 2018

    Bad Gyal: New Video & Single 'Blink'

    The video for Bad Gyal's new single 'Blink' is premiered in The Fader. Click link below to watch the full thing.

    www.thefader.com/2018/02/07/bad-gyal-blink-video-canada

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  • 30 Jan, 2018

    Primavera Sound Festival 2018

    The Primavera Sound Festival takes place at Barcelona, Spain between 30th May & 2nd June. The following Primary Talent artists will be taking part.

    Thursday 31st May
    ...Mount Kimbie
    ...Vagabon
    ...(Sandy) Alex G
    ...Hinds

    Friday 1st June
    ...Cigarettes After Sex
    ...Yellow Days
    ...Bad Gyal

    Saturday 2nd June
    ...Slowdive

    www.primaverasound.com

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  • 20 Jan, 2018

    The Great Escape 2018

    Brighton's The Great Escape festival, will take place at various venues around the city between the 17th-19th May. Many Primary Talent artists will be participating, as follows:

    ...Ama Lou
    ...Awate
    ...Bad Gyal
    ...Benny Mails
    ...Denzel Himself
    ...Ebenezer
    ...FREAK
    ...Girlhood
    ...Joy Crookes
    ...King Nun
    ...MoStack
    ...Mist
    ...Pale Waves
    ...Promiseland
    ...S4U
    ...Sports Team
    ...Ten Tonnes

    www.greatescapefestival.com/line-up

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  • 16 Dec, 2017

    Bad Gyal: FACT's 'Best Track Of 2017'

    Bad Gyal's 'Jacaranda' is #1 in FACT Magazine's 'Best Track of 2017' list.

    www.factmag.com/2017/12/15/best-tracks-2017

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05 May 18TRVMPMadrid, SPAIN
17 May 18The Great EscapeBrighton, UK
01 Jun 18Primavera Sound FestivalBarcelona, SPAIN