Antropop is the pseudonym of Gustavo Baida, 26 years old, music producer, DJ and anthropology student living in São Paulo, Brazil. With influences ranging from electronic to indie music, he seeks to incorporate his knowledge and experience into his musical and artistic production, immersing himself in sound and visual experimentation without clinging to definitions. His most direct influences range from the South Korean electronic music producer Peggy Gou and the American duo Sofi Tukker, and also in Brazil, the psychedelic and experimental group Boogarins.
Released on April 19, the single “Hoffman (L.S.D)” celebrates “Bicycle Day”, a date that marks the first experience with LSD. In the song, Antropop tells, through samples of interviews, the story of the discovery of lysergic acid; substance that profoundly marked the 20th century and which, in addition to recreational use, is the subject of renewed interest in several areas of research. The cover of the single, a reinterpretation of the classic LSD blotter-art, is also a work by Baida, who makes visual collages. And so, uniting history and music, mixing dance and psychedelic elements, the musician proposes a journey to the beginning of lysergy.