Delaporte and Rigoberta Bandini, two young electronic sound proposals, star in the annual indie music gala

Delaporte collect one of their prizes.Santi OteroEFE

Spanish pop is experiencing (enjoying) a profound generational change that tonight has been recognized in the Independent Music Awards (MIN Awards). The do Madrid Delaporte and the Barcelona artist Rigoberta Bandini They have been the winners of these awards that have been given since 2009 and which have been announced during a gala held in Burgos.

Delaporte have received the awards Best Artist, Electronic Recording and Video of the year 2020, when they published their second album, Las monttaas. This mutant-style album is based on pop, introduces sounds and electronic music productions of a very different kind and contains a wide range of influences in which Latin folklore and rap also fit. That concept so open and far from aesthetic prejudices is what characterizes a new generation of pop artists that have spread-happily- throughout Spain, from the independent music industry, and that generation was the one that was generally awarded last night’s awards.

The other protagonist of the gala has been Rigoberta Bandini, recognized with the awards for Best Emerging Artist and Best Song of the Year, for In Spain we call it soledad. The Catalan artist, who has not yet published any album and who began releasing songs in 2020, began her career as a dubbing and theater actress, but her emergence in music has caused a small gale in the indie scene (the extent of Its virality may be due to the fact that today a new song was published, which will be used for the advertisement of a well-known beer brand).

Rigoberta Bandini with the award for best song of 2020.
Rigoberta Bandini with the award for best song of 2020.Santi OteroEFE

His sound, an equally hybrid pop sustained by electronic production, also shares with Delaporte the lyrical interest in the feminism. In fact one of his most successful songs, Female dog, contains a message of female empowerment and independence that is also found on Delaporte’s new album, Titanas. In this recent release, the group re-recorded seven of their songs with various guest artists such as Zahara, Eva Amaral or Rigoberta Bandini herself with the intention of making women visible in the live music industry.

Also part of this new wave of pop with a feminine message is the group Gins, which received the award for Best Pop Album (for Sleep when I die).

Gins, award for best pop album.
Gins, award for best pop album.Santi OteroEFE

A physical from the MIN Awards, the loud rock group Triangle of Bizarre Love, also received two awards at the gala held at the Teatro Principal De Burgos: Best Album of the year and Best Production.

In rock, Belako prevailed; in urban music, Alizz (producer known for his work with C. Tangana); in root music, Maria Rods; in Flemish, Astola and Ratn; in jazz, Jorge Pardo and Gil Goldstein … In total there have been 19 awards that were distributed at the gala, organized by the Independent Phonographic Union and presented by Rodrigo Cuevas.

Gala, by the way, which was not broadcast on any national television (last year it could be seen on Movistar +), but which has settled, with 13 editions, as the great music awards event in Spain. If the MIN Awards are awarded from the combined votes of the public, in a first phase, and a panel of experts in its final phase, the multinational record industry bet in 2019 for a basic concept of rewarding sales: the Oden, Awarded directly to the most successful artists of the year, they haven’t quite taken off.


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