Apashe Discusses His Past, Present, and Future
Black Tiger Sex Machine’s Midnight Terror Tour rolls on through December 30th, including stops in cities all over the U.S. The tour is supported by other Kannibalen Record artists. Apashe is a Kannibalen artist set to play multiple dates along the tour. OneEDM caught up with Apashe at the show in Buffalo, NY for a Q&A interview.
So tell us about the Midnight Terror Tour.
This is the first date I’ve done with them. I was like doing my own shows. This is really the first date. I’m going to only run with them for about a week. So tonight is Buffalo, we’re going to Northampton, Portland, Baltimore, and that’s it [for my run].
How do you feel about the energy in this city?
I was really surprised. This is the first time I’ve come here so I had no idea, had nothing to expect. I didn’t think the show would be this packed too. It’s really surprising and awesome.
Did you have a moment where you knew you were going to pursue music?
I guess I was just like messing around with software, instead of playing video games I was just making music instead, you know? I was a pretty nerdy kid at first, spending way too much time on the internet, and I was listening to a lot of music so for sure I got interested in how is it all made, so I looked it up in the beginning and it slowly became a thing.
At some point, I had to choose something to do in life, that moment do I go to college or University, and I didn’t quite know what to do so I just decided to do the thing I was the best at. I didn’t do much else than music so I decided to go and study music and see what it’s going to bring me. That’s pretty much my story. It kind of became natural, like all my friends here they really had that moment where they knew this is what I want to do. I want to work for it, for me, it was like I’ve been doing this my whole life, okay, let’s just do it.
Do you have any projects you’re working on you can tell us about?
Yeah actually, way too much. It’s kind of a disaster to planning exactly what should be prioritized. I’m working on like a mix of classical music with electronic. It’s like really epic classical music. But it’s taken a path where it’s gonna be really influenced by hip-hop, there will be rappers on it and everything, but it’s become too big to actually just rush it and release it now. Because that was the plan was to release it in November, just finish it, do some promo and release it.
It’s taking bigger proportions because some people want to work on it but it’s not confirmed. Some people want to use it for like trailers, we have to do like the licensing. So it’s taking proportions we were not expecting so right now, the EP is on hold for people who are interested and waiting to see if it’s gonna be confirmed– but for now, I’m working on straight bangers. I played a few tonight.
Could you describe your EDM style?
I don’t know. It’s a mix of so many things. I feel like what comes the most is I always mix classical elements in sort of a cinematic way, with bass music. I cannot say it’s dubstep, I cannot say it’s trap, I cannot say it’s bass house. It’s just everything, so it’s difficult to say exactly what’s my style. But I like so many things. You probably heard my set was a lot of different things. I didn’t have that much time to play a lot of dubstep but I played a lot of trap and electro.
The US mostly right now is very dubstep. I feel like I’ve been doing this for so long, I feel like it’s very important to stay true to yourself and push other genres that people may just not know yet. And somehow maybe by pushing it a little at a time, they like it. It would be weird for me to play an hour of dubstep even though this place is more dubstep. So, I do a bit of everything and stay true to myself.
Okay so crazy question, what color crayon are you?
I’m always dressing in black, but black is not really a color. [expletive] I don’t want to be a dark color. I want to be fresh, or something like…yellow. I’m gonna ask for yellow. It’s like shiny and happy and the color of the sun, it’s like waking up. Yellow evokes me a lot of fresh and cool and happy stuff.
Gold?! Does that work?
Anything else you think we should know?
Well, there is so much and so little at the same time. I hope you can go enjoy this show.
Black Tiger Sex Machine continues their tour through December.
You can catch them at any of the cities listed here. Make sure you follow them on social media to see when they are bringing your city to church. To visit the BTSM Facebook page click here. To visit the BTSM SoundCloud page click here.
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