Akase – Rust
Following last week’s signing to !K7, AKASE, the new collaborative project between Harry Agius (better know as Midland) and reveal their first piece of music.
Formed in Leeds, written in London and finished in Berlin under the influence of Ewan Pearson, ‘Rust’ is the debut single from their forthcoming collaborative album.
Harry Agius has built a reputation for releasing delicately brilliant bass driven house and techno, and over the course of his various releases he has hinted at a desire to explore sounds away from the dancefloor. Coupled with the songwriting talents and vocals of Robbie Redway, ‘Rust’ is the first taste of that exploration.
Speaking about the single, Harry and Robbie say; “having been writing for about 6 months on and off, ‘Rust’ was the first track that truly clicked for us, it was the catalyst by which the album started to take shape and the AKASE sound started to form.”
Will Saul, Aus Music boss and their A&R at !K7 says “AKASE is steeped in the lush, intricate and textured sound of Midland (an artist I’ve worked with for his entire career – so fitting its my first singing to !K7) but Robbie Redway brings a whole other dimension to this project with his thought provoking songs and rich vocals.”
Fans of state of the art, electronic soul music look out for full album details to come. “Rust”, backed with a Midland remix, is out 29th June 2015 on !K7.