Known as half of Berlin-based indie duo Gurr, Andreya Casablanca’s solo project shows an eagerness to experiment with genres outside of her comfort zone. Her own songs mash up classic garage guitar sounds with LinnDrum samples and a little bit of 2000s MTV dance music and poppy vocal lines. While Casablanca is breaking out of the classic indie arrangement and dipping into poppier realms, her output inevitably has a lo-fi and explosive vibe: »I love guitar music, but I also listen to artists like Grimes, Princess Nokia and Tyler, the Creator. I also really love Thee Oh Sees and guitar-heavy music – and old krauty electro, and contemporary pop like Dua Lipa or Lady Gaga. At the same time, Angel Olsen and Crumb were among my most-listened artists over the last years. I’m really all over the place, and that’s where I create my songs.«
For 2020, Andreya Casablanca is receiving a grant in the amount of 4,500 euros to work on her first EP as well as the release of two singles.