Belgian-born artist now based in Canada, Apashe is known for his genre-bending approach to electronic music. He combines the purity of his symphonic orchestral compositions with the rawness of electronic music and hints of hip-hop and bass, creating a unique majestic sound that has gained over a billion streams. In addition to his music, his high-energy live performances feature live instrumentation and stunning visual effects, he has performed at Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Coachella and every major festival in between. The next piece of his upcoming album Antagonist due out later this fall with new single ‘Revenge of the Orchestra‘ featuring Nigerian vocalist Magugu. Listen here.
‘Revenge of the Orchestra‘ is a futuristic mix of industrial synths, pounding rhythms and brooding brass and strings, with Magugu’s acerbic flow elevating Apashe’s singular production style to heart-stopping heights. “Revenge is a must,” intonates Magugu in his distinctive “pidgin rap” style over Apashe’s high-octane classical arrangements performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and hard-hitting beats. The track comes with an ominous music video, featuring Apashe sitting in a smoke-filled room, surrounded by the broken remains of a brass orchestra before the instruments come to life, congeal together and transform into a terrifying monster. The visuals are directed by Adrian Villagomez, who recently collaborated with Apashe on the stunning cinematic video for “Gasoline” and has also worked with the likes of Killer Mike and Denzel Curry.
‘Revenge of the Orchestra’ offers another taste of Apashe’s upcoming album Antagonist, which is set to feature crossover influences of classical music with recordings of the Prague Philharmonic and Bulgarian Symphony Orchestras, and collaborations with a number of high-profile artists.
Be sure to check out the music video below as well.