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February 16, 2024
February 16, 2024
Apashe is rapidly becoming a household name, and for good reason. Approaching electronic music with a significant emphasis on live instruments, Apashe consistently produces tracks that shatter genre boundaries, translating into a live experience like no other. First showcasing his live performance skills with an orchestra and more recently with a brass ensemble, Apashe shows no signs of slowing down. His debut album, Renaissance, quickly became a hit, and now he has unleashed his latest creation, Antagonist, much to the delight of his ever-growing fan base. I’m thrilled to delve into this album, as it has been on repeat since its release.
Apashe reaches new heights with Antagonist, and it comes as no surprise. Collaborating with heavyweights like Busta Rhymes and Flux Pavilion, and featuring vocalists on most tracks, this album promises to blow your mind. Kicking off with the powerful “King,” the song perfectly sets the tone for the album, featuring massive chord progressions that showcase Apashe’s love for live instruments. After an intense buildup, Busta Rhymes enters and delivers flawless vocals, complementing Apashe’s compositional prowess. With standout tracks like “Revenge of the Orchestra” and “Kryptonite,” Apashe doesn’t miss a beat. My personal favorite, “Devil May Cry,” incorporates a future bass element accentuated by orchestral sounds. With 14 tracks in total, there’s something for everyone, offering plenty of Apashe gems to love.
Apashe shows no signs of slowing down. With a successful tour under his belt, we eagerly anticipate what’s next for this genre-bending artist. He’s pushing the boundaries of house, seamlessly blending orchestra and brass sounds into bass and house, and this unique flavor is propelling him to new heights! Fortunately for us, Apashe is set to grace Phoenix Lights next March—get your tickets here and witness the magic firsthand!