Exclusive Premiere: TIBASKO – Traces/Gradients

Hertfordshire based DJ/production duo TIBASKO is comprised of Ken Petalcorin and Andy Bowen, two very distinct producers who combine forces to create stunningly subtle music. This attention to detail is evident in the duo’s new release ‘Traces/Gradients’, taken from the new self-titled EP which is set for release this September through Another Rhythm.

“The beginning phase of this EP perfectly captures the feeling that this extended project will go down, showing a diverse and eclectic side of all things TIBASKO. We wanted to incorporate a wide range of production techniques across this project and you’ll hear them in both Traces and Gradients. Going back to our love of digging through worldly music, we’ve found Bulgarian Folk music has this incredibly captivating element to it. ‘Traces’ features a beautiful vocal stemming from old Thracian folklore, which showcases intense and dissonant vocals. Paired with the big, dreamy synth elements we created, we feel it’s drawn out a mysterious and haunting feel to the track. ‘Gradients’ acts as a juxtaposition to ‘Traces’ – we intentionally gave it a more industrial and experimental sound parallel to what you’d find in those sweaty basement raves, whilst the vocals still retain that tribal element we love to include in our music.” – TIBASKO

TIBASKO are on for an exciting UK/EU festival season having been confirmed for Snowbombing Festival (Austria), Hideout Festival (Croatia), Boardmasters (UK), plus many more. They have also confirmed their debut USA tour for September this year, a staple moment in their touring journey, as they look to solidify their place amongst the emerging electronic music artists breaking out of the UK.

‘Traces/Gradients’ is released today (10th of June).

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.