Saturday, April 13, 2024

Innovative producer Apashe unveils his latest genre-bending gem with new single ‘Revenge of the Orchestra’ featuring Nigerian vocalistMagugu, out a few days ago.

‘Revenge of the Orchestra’ is a futuristic mix of industrial synths, brooding strings and pounding rhythms, with Magugu’sacerbic 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 brass arrangement 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.

Magugu, the extraordinary singer and musical force hailing from Nigeria, is now making a profound impact on the global stage. Known as “The Voice of the Gods,” Magugu’s mission is to bridge the gap between African and Western cultures through his unique Pidgin Rap style, a captivating fusion of broken English and local slang commonly spoken in Nigeria. Magugu has been making waves worldwide with his iconic vocal tone, captivating audiences with his one-of-a-kind sound. His single ‘Body wan shake’ made a significant impact, serving as the soundtrack for the latest iPhone advert, solidifying his presence in the mainstream.

Based in the UK, Magugu has been an underground sensation, gaining immense popularity with his vibrant energy and distinctive vocal style. His latest EP, Kindness Weakness, soared to the top of the iTunes  UK Electronic, Beatport  Bass, and Juno  download charts, and earned him a nomination for the prestigious Drum n Bass Arena track of the year award in 2022. With support from renowned DJs like Gilles PetersonLaurent GarnierSkrillexTarget, and Supa Jamz, Magugu’s star continues to rise.

‘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 ofthe Prague Philharmonic and Bulgarian Symphony Orchestras, and collaborations with a number of high-profile artists. The single follows the release of ‘Fracture’, the acclaimed collaboration with Joey Valance & Brae and Flux Pavilion, and ‘Gasoline’ featuring Delhi hiphop starRAGA,and precedes the producer’s upcoming headlining tour with his new Brass Orchestra.

Apashe, the Belgian-born artist now based in Canada, 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 TomorrowlandLollapaloozaCoachella and every major festival in between.

With each project Apashe continues to push sonic boundaries. His music has been featured in high profile films, trailers, fashion, TV shows, and video games like John WickYves Saint LaurentAppleAmazon’s The Boys,HBO, NetflixMarvel,Fast & Furious and more. He has also collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Tech N9ne,LubalinWasiuGeoffroyAlina Pash, and more. With a growing fanbase and a reputation for innovation, Apashe is poised to become one of the most exciting and influential producers in electronic music.

A high-octane collaboration between two distinctive artists, ‘Revenge of the Orchestra’ erupts in a blaze of true creative brilliance. An electrifying and totally unique single from Apashe and Magugu.

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