If you’re familiar with our blog then you are no stranger to Apashe and his unique style that blends epic classical music elements with hard-hitting bass to create one-of-a-kind productions. If for some reason you aren’t familiar with him, then let us give you a quick introduction to one of the hottest names in trap music and someone you must keep your eye on as we move through the back half of 2021.
Apashe is a Belgian-born, Montreal-based producer currently signed to Black Tiger Sex Machine’sLabel Kannibalen Records. He grew up with a musical father and a creative mother. As a result, was playing multiple instruments from an early age. He left Belgium during his university years to study electro-acoustics in Montreal and after his education, he worked at Apollo Studios as a Sound Designer and Music Writer. All of this training and experience enabled him to create a unique style which he, for lack of a better word, calls “Hybrid.” In an Interview with SoundIron, he expanded on the origin of his essential style:
I love orchestral music too, from the old classics to more contemporary classical music. I believe Classical music is the best to make people feel something or dream in a cinematic way. Electronic dance music is often dead inside, its composed to make people dance. I combine both genres in order to give a cinematic and dance feeling at the same time.
With that context, we turn our focus to his latest single, “Never Change“, a roller coaster of a track that is the second release off of his forthcoming EP titled I Killed the Orchestra. “Never Change” opens with an uplifting string section and emotional female vocals that create a light and dare I say, happy, atmosphere. That lasts for all of sixty seconds at which point a Hitchcock-esque string section triggers a switch-up in the song and screamo vocals precede a bass-heavy ripper of a drop. That pattern repeats with the second build-up and subsequent drop that seems to hit even harder than the first. This track is structured in a way that keeps you off balance with comforting, uplifting sections followed by hard-hitting ones. The final twenty seconds is a light piano riff that lets you off the ride of a lifetime with adrenaline pumping and endorphins flowing.
With the first two singles now released, we eagerly await the rest of the EP, which is sure to be an epic journey all the way through.
Check out “Never Change” below and let us know what you think of his latest in the comments!
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