• artist:Valtònyc
  • featured artist:Erno le Mentholé, Boris Schmidt, Manu Hermia, Bart Maris, Maarten Decombel, Eva Fernandez, Ossian, Sr Oca, Erxart Casas
  • region:Catalonia
  • release year:2019
  • style(s):Jazz, Rap
  • country:Spain
  • formats:Audio File / Digital, CD (Compact Disc)
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Valtònyc, aka, the Catalonian « Terrible Kid » is no more. He has grown and matured. With his first album signed under the label, he marks a renaissance, a new beginning. After 15 auto productions and a year in the Belgian soil, he steps into the limelight to tell us a promising story.

His expression stays intact, free, and provocative with a poetic and metaphoric dimension that few artists have. Valtònyc surrounded himself with talented musicians, such as Boris Schmidt, Manuel Hermia, Bart Maris, Maarten Decombel, and eRno Le Mentholé to amplify this rap and enrich it in an extraordinary and unique way. Backed by DJs and artists of his country of origin, such as Ossian, Sr Oca, Etxart Casas, Poor Tramit and Balle, Valtònyc signs an exquisite album, timeless, and unconventional.

The metaphor is present in the album title itself. Piet Hein was a Dutch pirate of the 16th century, who, after being imprisoned for a long time by the Spanish, took his revenge and came back to his country as a hero.

Valtònyc’s mission? The freedom of expression of opinion and creation. Josep Miguel Beltran Arenas, Valtònyc’s real name, is currently condemned to prison in Spain for 3 and a half years due to his anti-royal declarations in 2012. He is now exiled in Belgium where his album resonates like a powerful hymn that is soon bound to become a timeless classic.