This weeks Artist of the Week is the incredibly talented French producer Arkasia. His newest album “Electronic Symphony”, is a an epic masterpiece on its own. The release is currently #1 on Beatport’s Dubstep and Electronica release charts as well as Top 5’s in Drum&Bass and Glitch Hop! Comes to no surprise since he has been hailed by Dubstep.NET as the “King of orchestral dubstep.” His track ‘New World Disorder’ was featured in the movie Elysium. His new album entitled Electronic Symphony dropped on Beatport courtesy of Heavy Artillery Recs and the 12-track album is aptly named as it showcases Arkasia’s many instrumental and compositional talents.
Arkasia’s rise to the upper echelons of the EDM world has been nothing short meteoric. One of the brightest shining lights to emerge from the electronic music scene in recent times, his music has earned him critical acclaim from all corners of the globe and a quickly growing die-hard fan base.
Arkasia’s music fronts a level of maturity and understanding all too rarely seen in the EDM world. A sublime sense of space, structure and flow gives his sound a refreshing point of difference. His musical calling came at the tender age of five when he mastered the violin, and continued well into his teens, where he was composing mini-operas by age 15. Since, he has played in both orchestras and metal bands and this experience is evident throughout his compositions.
‘New World Disorder’ featured in the movie Elysium
A revolutionary at heart, Arkasia is known by his fans for creating beautiful, uplifting tracks. Make no mistake – this is bass-heavy music, overflowing with as much pure adrenaline as it is raw emotion. The conscious roots of his compositions don’t detract from the hard-nosed feel of his biggest tracks. Instead, the signature lyrics and the samples he painstakingly chooses, reinforce every heartfelt message as his tunes shatter dance floors at clubs and festivals the world over.
Utilizing his many instrumental skills to play a fully interactive live show, there is always an element of spontaneity making each show unique. A master of building tension and climactic moments to keep the audience gripped, Arkasia ensures every song is a surreal moment and every set is an epic journey. Culminating melodic foundations punctuated by huge electronic drums, all underscored by heavy, energetic bass lines that keep crowds jumping.