Montreal-based producer Apashe and his longtime videographer and photographer, Adrian Villagomez, have released a documentary called “A Renaissance.” This documentary provided details of how Apashe produced his recent album, Renaissance, which came out on April 8, 2020. Apashe said on Twitter that the project on producing the documentary was “quite intense and unusual”. Apashe and Villagomez travelled the globe for the full length LP, recording a 69-piece orchestra in the Czech Republic. Additionally, they also made music videos in Japan & Russia, and additional content in Canada. The documentary showed that the album took months for Apashe to produce it. The Renaissance LP is a great example of two genres partnering with one another. In this case, electronic and classical music merged together for an innovative sound.
Production of “A Renaissance”
Another reason for Apashe producing his latest LP and “A Renaissance” was because he felt that the current EDM scene was very stagnant. By working with a 69-piece symphonic orchestra based in Prague, Czech Republic, Apashe enhanced his unique artistry. The documentary allowed him to present fans how he produced electronic music that is different from most EDM tracks. The classical element in the mostly bass-filled album provides a cinematic-like feeling where the songs can energize the listener from start to finish. His album included collaborations with Slumberjack to Tech N9ne, Wifisfuneral, Wasiu, Instasamka and more.
“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 epicness and delicacy, then blend it with something big and rough.”Apashe discussed how Renaissance merged classical and electronic music
After the documentary
“A Renaissance” lets people look at how devoted Apashe was towards the production of his tracks on the Renaissance LP. Since signing with the Kannibalen Records label nine years ago, the Belgian producer has achieved so much in his career. He has over 174 million Spotify streams to date and his music is heard in movie trailers and TV commercials. This album is another great creation from Apashe, in which the producer also inserted urban and indie influences alongside the electronic and classical elements that were already there. Check out the short documentary at any time and see how modern and classic music join forces with one another. Fans can hopefully get to hear music from Renaissance at a concert or festival in the near future.