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Arca (producer)

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Birth name
Alejandro Ghersi

Also known as

Alejandro Ghersi

Years active


Arca (producer)

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Associated acts
FKA twigs, Bjork, Kanye West, Kelela

Record labels
Mute Records, Hippos in Tanks

Xen, Stretch 2, Mutant, Stretch 1, Baron Libre

Federico Ágreda, Jacques Braunstein, Patafunk


Alejandro Ghersi (born October 14, 1989), better known by his stage name Arca, is a Venezuelan electronic producer, songwriter, mixing engineer and DJ based in Dalston, London. He has released three studio albums to critical praise and has produced for artists such as Björk, Kanye West, and FKA twigs.


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Early life

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Arca was born in Caracas, Venezuela. His father was an investment banker and his mother studied International Studies. His family moved to Connecticut for a time, before returning to Venezuela, where he was privately educated and was introduced to piano lessons. He describes his childhood as "kind of in a bubble", and had difficulty accepting the fact that he was homosexual. He released music in his teen years by the name of Nuuro, and received moderate popularity in his home country, with praise from big national artists such as Los Amigos Invisibles. He later attended the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU.


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On February 1, 2012, Arca released his debut extended play, Barón Libre, through UNO NYC. Later that year, he released the Stretch 1 and Stretch 2 extended plays on April 19 and August 6 respectively.

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In 2013, Arca was credited for additional production, programming and songwriting for five of the songs on Kanye West's Yeezus. He also served as one of the three production consultants. That same year on July 23, he released his &&&&& mixtape through SoundCloud and Hippos in Tanks. The project included an audio-visual performance alongside Jesse Kanda, who contributed the visuals, at MoMA PS1 in October 2013. On September 17, FKA Twigs' EP2 was released, on which Arca produced and co-wrote every song.

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His debut studio album, "Xen," was launched on November 4, 2014, through Mute Records. Arca also played a pivotal role in the production of Björk's ninth studio album, "Vulnicura," which was released on January 20, 2015. He was credited as the co-producer for seven tracks and co-writer for two. His second studio album, "Mutant," was released on November 20, 2015. On July 4, 2016, he released the "Entrañas" mixtape, which featured the single "Sin Rumbo." His third studio album, self-titled "Arca," was released on April 7, 2017, through XL Recordings.

Studio albums

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  • Xen (2014)
  • Mutant (2015)
  • Arca (2017)
  • Mixtapes

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  • &&&&& (2013)
  • Sheep (2015)
  • Entrañas (2016)
  • Extended plays

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  • Baron Libre (2012)
  • Stretch 1 (2012)
  • Stretch 2 (2012)

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