Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Punk


Sounds like

Uber Eats, Toyota, Friday Nights Alone, Wikipedia articles He Can't Remember, Going For Walks While At Parties


band members

JUAN


Influences

Bega Cheesy Stringers, MSN Messenger, JJ Noodle Snacks


Bio

Initially described as the "voice of a generation" by his sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Ribera, Juan makes music that sounds like Friday nights alone eating hot cross buns (or raisin toast when hcb's aren't in season) while waiting for Uber Eats deliveries. Alone in his bedroom, he works by combining the pop sensibilities of Max Martin, the DIY recklessness of Sonic Youth, the shameless stupidity of Blink 182, the beautiful absurdity of Kate Bush, and the glittery sounds of whatever strikes him on any given day.

After shedding an old alias, Juan has now adopted a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none approach, doing everything from the music to the artwork from the blissful comfort of his bedroom in his parent's house.

Starting January 2017, he undertook the task of writing and releasing a new song every month and continues to do so to this day, making it the longest commitment that he's ever stuck to in his life. One of his newest songs "Expam 1" even had the honour of being featured on Triple J Unearthed's Best New Music playlist, which Juan thinks is "pretty neat".

When not making music, he's enjoys taking daily baths, wishing he were Charlie Conway from Mighty Ducks 2, and watching re-runs of Survivor.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

24 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

Everything turns into magic with you. This is so damn good.

Everything turns into magic with you. This is so damn good.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

How mad is Damon Albarn that he didn't think of that bassline for a Gorillaz song? Don't answer, just bask in the serenity of this one.

How mad is Damon Albarn that he didn't think of that bassline for a Gorillaz song? Don't answer, just bask in the serenity of this one.

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

20 Mar 2018

Triple J
40

Solid list of influences, can hear it all in here. But also feeling a bit of old school Youth Lagoon in those thickly layered synths.

Solid list of influences, can hear it all in here. But also feeling a bit of old school Youth Lagoon in those thickly layered synths.