Joan S. Luna

@ EDITOR IN CHIEF AT MONDO SONORO

Born in the Barcelona neighborhood of Gràcia, he has been dedicated to music criticism for more than fifteen years. His texts have appeared in various publications, from newspaper supplements to the most diverse international music magazines (Riff Raff -Belgium- or Hit It or Quit It -United States-), through more or less specific collaborations in Los 40 Principales, Play, Rockdelux, Time Out, Europe and many others. He began in that field in the underground magazine Metali-K.O., To move, in the mid-nineties, to occupy the position of editor in the independent music publication MondoSonoro. Currently he also collaborates in various media and newspapers such as El País, Ara or El Mundo.

 

His first book was “The colors of the underground”, edited by Astiberri and the first work published in Spain on the artistic surrealism pop movement. He has also participated in the collective work “Teen Spirit: traveling through independent pop” (Mondadori, 2004), coordinated by Juan Manuel Freire and Javier Blánquez, with a chapter dedicated to hardcore and melodic punk.

Beyond music, he usually writes about Japanese comic, manga and animation.

 

Since January 2019, he is co-director and presenter of the radio program “Nuevo Ruido / New Noise” on Radio Primavera Sound.

 

He also regularly practices as a DJ in various Catalan venues and in a long list of festivals (from Sónar to Low Cost, through Arenal Sound, SOS 4.8, Primavera Sound and a long list of others), as remixer in the Fizz Moon project alongside Roger Gascón, or alone under the alias of Ville Rowland, which has led him to remix artists like Love Of Lesbian, Pony Bravo, The Killer Swing, Yelle or many others. He has recently released his second single, “Two Sides,” with remixes of artists such as The Suicide Of Western Culture, Kvinz, Strand or the Russian Ruslan Slatin.