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The Austin 100: Bad Gyal

Bad Gyal.

Hometown:Barcelona, Spain

Genre:Dancehall / Reggaeton

Why We're Excited:Alba Farelo sings in Catalan, Spanish and English, filtering each through the universal language of AutoTune. Her sleek, playful pop incorporates strong strains of reggaeton, dancehall and other sounds of the Caribbean. (On "Jacaranda," those sounds are courtesy of producer Dubbel Dutch.) In other words, everything she does sounds like a mash-up, unconstrained by genre or borders.

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  • March 14: Bungalow (92 Rainey St.)
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