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Y do I Release Debut Album ‘I Know’ on Area Verde !

By Alex Cristian – September 11, 2021 108 0

Following a slew of critically-acclaimed EP and single releases on the likes of Trippy Code, Take My Space and Area Verde over the course of their collaborative musical career, I Know marks the first full studio long-player from partners Amos Chalfon and David Semo, who have been producing and performing together under the Y do I moniker since 2019. Talking about the album, Y do I commented:

“Our debut album brings a futuristic interpretation to classical electronic music. I Know – the full-length debut album from burgeoning Israeli production duo Y do I – is out now via Area Verde. Perpetually striving to deliver an unmatched sensory experience for the listener – both in their eclectic studio releases and hard-hitting live performances – Y do I have an innate ability to fuse multiple genres into a sum much greater than their constituent parts, reimagining a close affinity for trance, minimal, progressive and techno within a uniquely gripping and original paradigm. Continuing in this vein, I Know is thework a hyper-focused and extraordinarily skilled duo, intent on pushing the envelope to a whole new level – a duo that has been hailed as one of the most exciting electronic acts to emerge out of Israel over the past decade. Purveyors of their own unique brand of ‘future techno’, Y do I have been on a prolific run of form over the past few years, with their avant-garde productions resonating with a growing legion of loyal fans across the globe. Above all, we want to show the world our massive, emotive basslines, specially crafted rhythms and our signature gritty sound, which together makes our Y do I project stand out as something truly unique.”

Follow us on socials Now ambassadors for the Israeli electronic music scene on a global scale, Y do I’s wealth of inimitable productions project a forward-leaning sound infused with deep musicality and raw, stripped-back minimalism. Fusing hi-tech synthesizers with refined production values to give the crowd the most intense and emotional feeling possible, the album is a massive dancefloor breaker that alters your consciousness and brings you to a higher dimension.

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CAZZETTE MAKE IT ‘A DAY TO SING ABOUT’ WITH INCREDIBLE NEW SINGLE!

A collaboration with British, LA-based vocalist Xander Rawlins (LAIKIPIA), the production from Björklund is warm, organic and exquisitely structured. To be centred and grounded. “I hate sounding clichéd or overly dramatic about it,” Rawlins says now, “but I think we knew at the time that this was special because it meant something to us.”

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“The song reflects on those moments of clarity,” he continues, “where we confront our worries and stress, and make a stand against them. ‘A Day To Sing About’ is released on September 10th 2021, on Day In Day Out, a division of Cosmos Music. “It’s easy to get lost in detail given my technical background in music and I was careful not to end up there. Three years in the making, CAZZETTE’s brand new single ‘A Day To Sing About’ is arguably their most beautiful yet, a message of strength rising out from the darkest of times, that CAZZETTE member Alexander Björklund calls an “ode to hope and bravery”. To embrace whatever life is throwing at us, and to simply appreciate the fact that we are, in fact, alive.”

The creative process for ‘A Day To Sing About’ took a different route to Björklund’s usual approach towards dance music. Central to the single is a solid, unwavering, insistent piano-based rhythm that draws everything else into its influence; a sonic superstructure Björklund constructs for Rawlin’s vocal to swoop and circle like some vast creature in flight, other elements joining to create a swirling, rising, pulsating composition. GRAMMY-nominated in Sweden and with multiple gold-selling titles to their name, the duo have been a regular fixture in the Billboard Dance Charts, performing at the likes of Ultra Music Festival, EDC and Tomorrowland and releasing through labels including Def Jam, PRMD and Strictly Rhythm. We choose simply, to live in the moment. “I actually ended up re-writing all the music and melodies on guitar alone and then switching over to a more familiar synth-heavy soundscape inspired by 80s music in general,” he explains. Rawlins and Björklund began working on the single back in 2018, with both feeling immediately, innately drawn to the single. CONNECT W/ CAZZETTE:

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Follow us on socials Now independent, the pair signed their imprint Magnetic Tapes to the Nordics’ leading indie label Cosmos Music, releasing ‘Get On Wiw It’ in 2020. We got to work and the song grew even stronger.”

Xander Rawlins 

Breaking through in the great EDM boom of 2011 that swept the world, for many years CAZZETTE – Björklund and Sebastian Furrer – shared management with fellow Swedish artists Avicii, Axwell and Ingrosso. Once the emotional core of the song had been found a good friend of mine had the idea of arranging the song to its full ‘extended version’ before adapting it to a shorter version, which yet again is something I hadn’t been doing a lot since the earlier days of CAZZETTE.

By Alex Cristian – September 11, 2021 108 0