Apashe blends trap, hip-hop, and classical influences on full-length LP, ‘Renaissance’
Apashe has been teasing his new album Renaissance since late 2019 with the release of “Distance,” a gorgeous collaboration with a full-sized orchestra. Following “Distance,” Apashe then unloaded two high-profile collaborations with Russian rapper Instasamka and Tech N9ne in January and February, respectively. With hype at a fever pitch, Apashe’s full Renaissance album has finally been released, and it’s well worth the wait.
Overflowing with orchestral influences, big brass and magnificent strings are weaved into each track, while still maintaining a unique edge driven by Apashe’s affinity for trap and hip-hop. Speaking to Dancing Astronaut on the production of Renaissance, Apashe said,
“Classical music is so pure and electronic music is so raw, I have always loved to fuse them together. For this album I tried to do what has barely been done before in the electronic music scene: compose with a symphonic orchestra, extract its epic-ness and delicacy, then blend it with something big and rough”
The juxtaposition of modern electronic music with renaissance-era orchestra is a well-rounded blend of sonics that showcases the best in Apashe’s production repertoire. Stream Apashe’s Renaissance album below.
Photo Credit: Adrian Villagomez