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Apashe Plays Antagonist on Upcoming Album and Tour

Seamlessly blending together electronic and orchestral on his new LP, Apashe brings his singular sound to North America, with a show in D.C.’s own Echostage this November.

Official poster for the Antagonist Tour.
Official poster for the Antagonist Tour.

Ahead of the forthcoming release of Antagonist, Apashe has unveiled 29 dates to promote it, with the help of The Brass Orchestra for live instrumentation. Based in Canada, Apashe is relatively new to the music scene, as his first LP, Renaissance just released in 2020. Even with his relatively recent beginnings, Apashe has built as a reliable audience based on his unique take on contemporary EDM.

The project’s first single, “Gasoline,” features Indian rapper Raga and signals things to come for the new LP. With drilling beats and orchestral notes behind them, “Gasoline” offers something unexpected for casual electronica fans. Raga spits bars in Hindi, accompanied by strings and Bollywood-style beats provided by Apashe. The producer is one to watch the electronic scene, and not someone to be boxed in by genre expectations, as continues to be affirmed by his latest singles, “Fracture,” and “Revenge of the Orchestra.”

Apashe seeks to innovate in his exploration of different genres, meshing together the “purity of his symphonic orchestral compositions with the rawness of electronic music.” By opening his music up to influences from hip-hop and world music, Apashe has concocted a “unique majestic sound.” His live performances carry the same infectious energy of his recorded music, where audiences can watch his beats come to life before their very eyes.

Antagonist will be available this Fall on major streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music. “Revenge of the Orchestra” and other singles from the Antagonist LP are available now. Apache comes to Echostage in Washington D.C. on November 18, 2023.

Cameron Landry in front of a government building

Cameron Landry

Cameron Landry is a former journalism student at The George Washington University, and a current writer for Alchemical Records. He’s shared a passion for music journalism for several years, and focused much of his reporting as an undergraduate on how independent music venues have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based in Washington, DC, Cameron can often be found at local concerts (and record stores!) in the district.

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