Producers HAELIUM and Kasztan have teamed up to create a new single ‘DOR’. The collaboration has been released under Stemina Recordings,a brand-new record label that Kasztan is spearheading, and sees the two artists pour their creativity into an emotive record that progresses from a bare-boned, percussive beginning to a fleshed-out, multi-layered climax, undergoing a lifetime of growth in just under 4 minutes.
An award-winning musician, Kasztan is a French Electronic producer who has toured with the French music group M83.More than a stage moniker,he has composed music for the screen, scoring The Illusionists documentary among other televised projects.
HAELIUM, also of French origin, is both a producer and classically trained pianist. It is unsurprising that he names composer and fellow friend of the keys Jon Hopkins as a wellspring from which he draws inspiration.
Kasztan tells us about the debut of the label and more, saying, “My manager and I decided to launch this new label Stemina Recordings. I’m super happy that the first release is a collaborative work with Gabriel/Haelium. I love his work”.
Rising British electronic DJ / production duo TIBASKO are poised to announce a brand new release with the arrival of ‘Traces / Gradients’, lifted from their forthcoming self-titled EP due this September through Another Rhythm.
Drawing on a myriad on influences from techno, house and breaks. This ethos of discovery and experimentation firmly plants TIBASKO in the driving seat of modern, progressive creators.
They say: “The beginning phase of this EP perfectly captures the feeling that this extended project will go down, showing a diverse and eclectic side of all things TIBASKO. We wanted to encorporate a wide range of production techniques across this project and you’ll hear them in both Traces and Gradients. Going back to our love of digging through worldly music, we’ve found Bulgarian Folk music has this incredibly captivating element to it. ‘Traces’ features a beautiful vocal stemming from old Thracian folklore, which showcases intense and dissonant vocals. Paired with the big, dreamy synth elements we created, we feel it’s drawn out a mysterious and haunting feel to the track. ‘Gradients’ acts as a juxtaposition to ‘Traces’ – we intentionally gave it a more industrial and experimental sound parallel to what you’d find in those sweaty basement raves, whilst the vocals still retain that tribal element we love to include in our music.”
Confirmed for Snowbombing Festival (Austria), Hideout Festival (Croatia), Boardmasters (UK), Nass Festival (UK), Cultivate Festival (UK), Verve Festival (Switzerland), El Dorado Festival (UK), Fields Of Fantasy (UK) and Queens Yard Summer Party (UK), TIBASKO are on for an exciting UK/EU festival season.
They have also confirmed their debut USA tour for September this year, a staple moment in their touring journey as they look to solidify their place amongst the strongest emerging electronic music artists to be breaking out of the UK.
Focusing on their forthcoming EP until summer takes over, TIBASKO’s eclectic menagerie of styles promises further intriguing shifts in tone as they aspire to reach a deeper emotional connection with their audience.
GANZ, A.K.A Jordy Saämena, is an Amsterdam based producer/DJ extraordinaire who developed his masterful blend of hip-hop and electronica from a young age. Overtime, GANZ’s sound has evolved, seeing him explore new territories and experimenting with indie, pop and avant garde music. His latest releases showcase his time spent playing with a multitude of genres and ambient soundscapes, creating something that is truly unique to GANZ.
“If I Could Be Loved” featuring vocals from Eline Mann explodes with colour and vitality. Speaking of the collaboration, Saämena shares, “I really liked her voice and specifically the raw edge which made her voice soundunique to me.” An overwhelming surge of electronic sounds and textures fills the track, with oscillating beats and the ultimate dance worthy melody making this an infectious and vibey anthem.
GANZ has embarked on an artistic takeover of the musical world, with his music catching the attention of tastemakers like Complex, Stereogum and Hypebeast. On top of his musical output, GANZ has maintained a heavy touring schedule. He’s supported Keys N Krates and Destructo separately on North American tours and performed multiple times in Australia, including a gig at Splendour In The Grass. 2022 is set to be an exciting year for the producer, with numerous releases slated for throughout the year.
Adventure and suspense await the viewer in Stavroz’s latest bewitching music video ‘Wintergreen’. Inspired by ancient Greek mythology, this music video indeed feels like we are watching an abnormal exchange between two different worlds. Set to feature on their full-length album Mindibu which is set to be released on the 13th of May via Moodfamily, one can certainly feel the bewitching mood from the single fits the delightfully eerie styling of the music video.
Stavroz elaborates further on the inspiration behind the music video: “Our trilogy of videos are based on the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice which has been brought to Mindibu, the world of Stavroz. As Orpheus sets off on his journey to save his love from the underworld, he is joined by Mindibu’s creatures. Uncertain of what lies ahead, he bravely soldiers on, guided by a sinister yet sensual and melancholic soundtrack.”
Although Stavroz are known for their eclectic electronic sound that involves lots of experimentation, we are pleasantly surprised by this music video that feels like we are watching a sinister fairytale being played out right before our eyes. As our male protagonist runs for his life from the peculiar forest dwellers, we can already determine that he is feeling like he is being hunted.