Irish multi-instrumentalist Abbacaxi has served a long and proper musical apprenticeship. Now
stepping out on his own, he has a fresh and heartfelt sound that brings positive vibrations and good times. It draws on his love of jazz, funk and disco with very modern dynamics.
With his new single and video 'Endless' dropping today we dive deeper into the world of Abbacaxi. The title track from his upcoming EP, due in April, is a moody mixture of hypnotic beats and euphoric tones. Bringing to mind artists like Massive Attack and Radiohead, Abbacaxi is now showing that he is here to stay with this atmospheric banger. Expect to hear great things from the Dublin-based artist in '22.
About his new track Abbacaxi says "I wrote Endless when I was 25, I was really digging some Deep House and Breakbeats at the time. And getting used to the ebb and flow of life."
With Endless set to release as a part of his debut EP (of the same name) in April 2022, you have a big hint at what to expect from Abbacaxi. Though his fun, effervescent character is reflected in his music, he is just as able to break your heart with his melancholic chords and neo-soul vocals. Musicians as versatile as Abbacaxi don't come along too often, so strap in and enjoy the ride.
About his new project Abbacaxi says... "I experienced a lot of highs and lows in a short period of time but I realised I wasn't the only one around me feeling depressed from time to time. For every really bad experience, there is an amazing one waiting around the corner. Life is so much easier when you remember that"
HNNY - Nothing (Original Mix)
I remember hearing this for the first time and loving it from the first listen. It's a perfect combination of orchestral instruments, lazy house beats and a really soulful voice. Once the brass and wind instruments start fading in, there's this sense that something beautiful is about to happen.
Delroy Edwards - Can U Get With
Delroy Edwards is all about less is more. There’s only 3 or 4 elements that loop around in this track, and it’s so infectious and good for the soul. I’ve always liked music that’s able to put you at another scene - this track makes you feel like you’re bathing in sunlight and life is good.
Darius - Espoir
I really like Darius’ music. The way the synths blend together is continually impressive. My favourite part about this track is the intro - there is this sense that something really important and epic, and possibly dark, is about to happen.
Todd Terje - Ragysh
Ragysh seems at first like a very simple and repetitive track. But the robotic bass line is eventually followed by a euphoric spill of beautiful synths, which almost wrap themselves around you. Todd Terje is one of the first artists that really got me into electronic music.
Little Dragon - Constant Surprises
I find this track really unusual. It’s refreshing to hear a song with a beat that you’ve never heard before. There is very little going on, but it’s still captivating. The singer Yukimi Nagano strikes again with unique vocal melodies.
Washed Out - Feel It All Around
I first heard this artist while cramming in college and quickly listened to his whole discography. Washed Out is that master of vibes, and putting you at another scene. This is the sort of dreamy slow beat made for driving on a summer day, or having a drink on the beach.
Radiohead - Lotus Flower
I was really happy to see Radiohead transition to more beat-based music, as it really suits them. Thom Yorke’s melodies in this song are unique as always. The drums and bass really drag you in, and the moody chorus is touching. A very inspirational band.
Sampha - Reverse Faults
Sampha means every word he sings, and his voice is great. The samples are cut up in a really strange way in this track. I never expected for a beat to drop the way it did, which is great. To me, surprise is really important in music.
Kiefer - AAAAA
Kiefer is a master of creating a vibe. I love everything about this track - the melodic jazz piano, the slow tempo, the warm bass, the bright tone of the drums, and the synth-guitar that loops around. Kiefer is an artist that I’ll certainly be listening to for a long time.
Bon Iver - re:stacks
I love Justin Vernon’s vocals on this. The production really brings the song to life - it’s warm and bright all at once. Even though it’s hard to catch all the words, as often with Bon Iver, it’s still really emotive.