Unique electronica quartet Stavroz shared the video for their latest single, ‘Wintergreen’ released on the 18th of March. The video is the first of a trilogy of videos that precede their upcoming album, Mindibu to be released on the 13th of May via their own Moodfamily label. The quartet are currently on a global tour and have previously appeared in well-known festivals such as Coachella (US), Fusion Festival (DE), Wonderfruit (THA), Pukkelpop (BE), Strawberry Fields (AUS), Tropico (MX) and Three Points Festival (FL, USA) as well as with Cercle at Fort Saint–Eynard in France where they also reached gold status for their debut EP, The Ginning’. Stavroz have collected over 100 million plays across platforms with their second hit single ‘Gold Town’ reaching #1 spot on Beatport’s “Electronic Top 100” for several months and was featured as part of Rockstar Entertainment’s GTA 5’s soundtrack. Stavroz have been supported by When We Dip, CLASH Magazine, Earmilk, Electronic Groove, Stereofox, Deep House Amsterdam, and Mixmag France to name a few.
Stavroz share the story behind the video: “Our trilogy of videos are based on the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice which has been brought to Mindibu, the world of Stavroz. As Orpheus sets off on his journey to save his love from the underworld, he is joined by Mindibu’s creatures. Uncertain of what lies ahead, he bravely soldiers on, guided by a sinister yet sensual and melancholic soundtrack.”
A delicate woodwind orchestra welcomes you into a realm only Stavroz knows how to paint as we’re led along into an anxiety-inducing adventure that’s contrasted with slow-burning, sly and sensual beats. The cleverly-created characters find a middle ground between the deeply empathising and ominously blank as the ethereal story unfolds.
Based in Belgium, the quartet is currently comprised of IJsbrand De Wilde and Gert Beazar, the two original founding members as well as Maxim Helincks and Pieter De Meester who drew the team into the world of live performance. While creating their delicately acoustic, organic and cinematic electronic music, Stavroz call upon the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Radiohead, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Stimming for inspiration. However, their fiercely unique sound would find itself at home on a playlist featuring Parra For Cuva, Nicolas Jaar, Kiasmos and Worakls.