If you’d have to single out one act that has been making enormous waves in the Melodic House & Techno space this year, chances are you’ll be pointing fingers at Kasablanca. The group have been garnering heavy support from the underground to the main stage (with names such as Above & Beyond, Tchami, BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges, Diplo and Martin Garrix championing singles such as ‘The Hills’, ‘Hold Me Close’, ‘Alive’, ‘Synthetic Blues’ and ‘Be There’), and they now add in the title track to complete their ‘Human Learning EP’, the release of which will be celebrated through their first-ever live stream performance on December 11.
From the unmistakably gripping vocals and rolling bassline in its title track to the heightened dance floor appeal in previously released singles, Kasablanca’s six-piece ‘Human Learning EP’ makes for an unprecedented exploration of sonic prowess. Allowing listeners to take in the sought-after Kasablanca sound in full, this EP shows exactly how stupendously addictive music can be.
With their musical identity coming from their use of melodic retro and the rhythmic fundamentals of house and techno, Kasablanca are among the most exciting newcomers on the dance music block. Combining influences from the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOUL and ARTBAT with the attitude of acts such as Justice and Kavinsky, they saw their sound gain support from underground and main stage DJs alike and even crossed into radio territory with adds on Sirius XM and Radio 1: ‘Run’, their recent collab with Lane8, even became the #1 airplay song on BPM. The identity of Kasblanca may be hidden, but their sounds and visuals sure make for an incredible audiovisual experience that’s bound to captivate their fans throughout the final months of 2020 and beyond.