Photography by Lottie Turner
Summer sun on our skin. And the air is filled with warm sounds that mark out this season as the most lively one of the year. And everything feels even more alive when music pulses through our body. We just discovered TIBASKO a rising British electronic DJ duo and are totally hooked on their brand new release Traces out of their forthcoming self-titled EP due this September through Another Rhythm. Mystical Bulgarian Folk bounces all over, creating an additional, somewhat surprising and dreamy-like element.
“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.” they tell us. “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.”
Enjoy the premiere of Traces below: