A boundary-breaking musician, producer, and visual artist, Alejandra Ghersi's work as Arca defines the cutting edge of those fields. Her fluency in different media echoes how effortlessly her music borrows from various genres while defying easy classification: her trademark rumbling percussion has roots in hip-hop, noise, IDM, and Venezuelan party music. Even when she produced music by artists as prominent as Kanye West, Björk, and Frank Ocean, Ghersi's approach was immediately recognizable. Her own music was even more adventurous, whether she queered hip-hop on her early EPs or balanced her experimental and emotional sides on 2014's Xen. She reinvented herself with each album, emphasizing the density of her music on 2015's Mutant and breaking it wide open with the outpourings of 2017's Arca, her first work to feature her voice. With the five-album Kick project that spanned 2020 and 2021, Arca reassembled pop into new, complex yet intuitive forms.