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Ten Years

Debut Full-Length Album from Argentinian Producer: Catnapp

She’s Argentinian. She currently lives in Berlin. And she’s made a name for herself over the past couple of years by playing a unique blend of rap mixed with heavy electronic beats.

Her name is Amparo Battaglia Lopez (aka Catnapp). Last year she was featured on Tom Ravenscroft’s show on BBC Radio 6 and in the summer she released a two-track EP with the singles “Easy” and “No Cover.” This year she’s set to release her debut full-length album entitled: Break.

Don’t be fooled by her stage name. Her music won’t be the soundtrack to a lazy little catnap. It’s heavy. The album’s opening track “Down In The Basement” is an ode to the underground — dealing with how to grow as an artist whilst staying true to your roots. “With so much happening in our world today, I feel incomplete telling only love stories,” explains Amparo. “I want to give people inspirational tools that work like fuel. Songs that can make one hop out of a bad and complicated situation in order to move on and up with confidence.”

The second single on the album is called “The Mover” and it features legendary electronic producers Modeselektor. The track is a slow burning, bass-heavy song with a message about strength and standing up for yourself. “Don’t you tell me what to do,” opens the track — a credo for both Catnapp and Modeselektor.

Amparo cites a list of diverse influences for the album. She drew inspiration from bands like Aphex Twin, The Prodigy, OutKast and Beyoncé, while her productions borrowed from today’s post-internet and post-rap sounds.

Look out for the Break LP in July on Monkeytown Records.

Catnapp – Down in the Basement

Catnapp – Mix for BBC6 Radio