NTS mainstay Kasra V joins Firehouse Records with a sublime 6 track EP. Featuring a remix from Mike Servito and Justin Cudmore, and a collaboration with Dopplereffekt’s Rudolf Klorzeiger and To Nhan.
“I’ve always admired Dopplereffekt’s work, which is monumental to techno, so to have them on board for a collaboration is immense. I like to think of this EP as new millennium post proto trance/IDM.”– Kasra V
A common thread weaves through Kasra’s thoughtful Akasa EP, each track adding an extra element to the journey. The EP opens up with the collaboration with Motor City group Dopplereffekt. “Atropa Belladonna” is a beatless beauty that flows effortlessly into the breakbeat rhythm of “Bloom.” “Akasha” follows with its dreamy synths. On the flipside “Otaku” delves delicately into IDM territory and Inferno finishes off the EP with its techno leanings, glitchy bleeps and blips that spill into lilting synths. Servito and Cudmore provide their own take on “Bloom,” stripping it back and creating an intergalactic track with a deeper bassline.
Iranian-born London-based producer Kasra V has been steadily rising through the ranks. His show on London station NTS and his DJ sets showcase his broad musical taste and his ability to seamlessly blend genres- from old school beats to middle-eastern grooves to acid and trance and beyond. His productions are equally diverse, releasing on Make Love In Public Spaces and Feelings.
Available on Firehouse on November 19, 2018.