Drum & Bass
April 4, 2018
Our next digital release, ABSDIG020 , is about new blood again. And this time we're reaching out to the area of Tampere, Finland to present to you the one and only Juho Kavasto aka Askel - a producer, a DJ, and a drummer. With a couple of singles under his belt, released through e.g. Influenza Media or Midnight Sun , he's a more than welcome addition to the Absys roster, offering a fresh take on contemporary drum & bass. " Lightvessel " is an excellent three-tracker that will treat you to a range of shades of +/- 170 BPM electronic music. The title track is a half stepping example of the 'future nostalgia' sound, drawing on the synthwork of the 1980s, but full of modern-day chopped-up breaks at the same time, delivering a powerful blow all in all. " Hireling " surrounds the listener with a thick haze of basslines, rattling hi-hats, and growling synths, with a splash of female vocal here and there. " No Motion " closes the release with a booming sub-bassline, mysterious samplework, and dynamic beat programming. A seemingly innocent creeper that develops into a staggering hard-hitter. Three tracks and three different faces of the man behind the release. Recommended to anyone into variety and top-quality in today's electronic music.