4th April 2018
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + STREAMING
Juho Kavasto aka Askel is a 23-year-old producer and DJ from Tampere, Finland. Since getting into production around ten years ago Askel has mostly been keeping a low profile, but after landing his first release in 2017, new releases are starting to pour in for 2018 and beyond. In addition to producing, Askel is also a drummer, which is why strong rhythms and grooves always play an important role in his tunes. Stylistically Askel’s music can range from deep, complex and dark to straight forward and light, often drawing inspiration from 90’s drum n bass as well as genres outside of electronic music.
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.
C R E D I T S
All tracks written, arranged and produced by Juho Kavasto
Distributed by Triple Vision
Release words by Adrian Sikora
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