Arkasia, the producer from Paris France that’s been composing orchestra’s since he was in grade school, just dropped his most recent EP on Heavy Artillery Recordings this week! The “Epilogue EP” features four new dubstep tracks, including “Back As One” which is easily my favorite of the bunch. Take a look and pick it up wherever digital music is sold now.
From Heavy Artillery Recordings:
“Arkasia’s name is synonymous with Epic Dubstep! His monstrous orchestral compositions are moving, powerful and uplifting, enchanting and haunting. Epilogue: “A final chapter at the end of a story that often serves to reveal the fates of the characters.” Musical story telling is a gift that Arkasia has mastered. As we approach the end of 2012 and a new beginning, the real life story of the fate of humanity and the destiny of our planet will play out, are you ready?”
Arkasia began playing violin at age 5. By age 10 he play with an orchestra and by 12 was collaborating on the creation of mini-operas. A self-taught drummer in a metal band by 2000 he began to compose electronic music founding the ADAPTEK’s collective with two friends. This collab led to the creation of the band ANTROPOD and the live performance infoumasly known as Polakatek. He left the collective in 2008 to pursue his own projects.
His influences include classical, speedcore, breakcore, dnb, trip hop metal and more. Some of the biggest influences are Venetian Snares, Aphex Twin, Meshuggah, Bjork, Autechre etc… Those influences can be felt a lot in his compositions, trying to mix a maximum of those style into one direction.
In 2011 he began approaching Dubstep trying to create something new and personal with heavy distorted basses, gabber-like synths melodies with the very melodic foundation.