Metaspion – Pyros (feat Skam R’ Tist)

Acclaimed Norwegian electronica artist Metaspion has dropped his new single ‘Pyros’ (feat Skam R’ Tist). Metaspion is known for fusing folk, EDM and other genres in intriguing ways as evidenced on his 2018 full-length release Folktronica Schmolkfonika.

Explaining his creative process on the singe, Metaspion explains:

“It was a “wow!” moment when I first put an 808 kick over a Hardanger fiddle playing a folk riff. I remember thinking this is something the world has never heard before. It was like something exploded or caught fire. Which later led to the lyrics.”

With his passion for both folk music and electronic music leading him to a new folktronica solo project, it is a fusion of the old and the new for Metaspion: traditional Scandinavian folk music and the quintessentially modern genre of electronic dance music or EDM. Richter plays the majority of the instruments on the album himself with the occasional guest appearance. Like DJs today, the fiddler was the star of the party in the 1800’s and provided music people could dance to, even capturing them in a trance-like state.

“I want to bring those vibes and that energy into the electronic music today and combine it with crazy new sounds. I want to make people dance and to make younger people curious to check out more of the wonderful treasures that are to be found in Norwegian folk music and folk dance. The music is still relevant.”

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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