It was characterized by freedom of expression, transgression of the taboos imposed by the Franco regime, use of recreational drugs, the "coming out" of the Madrilenian cheli and the "pasota" dialect and a new spirit of freedom on the streets. This hedonistic cultural wave was born in Madrid, then appeared in other Spanish cities, such. Synthpop pioneers such.
Photography and painting edit Graphic artists like Ceesepe, El Hortelano, Montxo Algora, Agust, Pejo and Nazario Luque, and photographers like Ouka Leele, Miguel Trillo, Pablo Prez Mnguez PPM or Alberto Garca-Alix together founded one of the first art collectives, called Cascorro Factory, where many. Contemporary Spanish rock bands, such as Leo, Barn Rojo, Obs, Asfalto or La Polla Records, are, on the contrary, usually not included under the Movida tag, as their sound was harder and they rejected what the movement represented.