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Apashe releases anticipated and innovative new album Antagonist

The boundary pushing artist’s blend of classical music and futuristic production delivers a unique and essential listen Apashe –

Apashe releases anticipated and innovative new album Antagonist

The boundary pushing artist’s blend of classical music and futuristic production delivers a unique and essential listen

Apashe – Antagonist

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Following an earth-shattering run of singles, boundary-pushing producer Apashe unveils his stunning sophomore album Antagonist, out on 24th November.

Bursting with innovation, Antagonist features crossover influences of classical music with recordings of the Prague Philharmonic and Bulgarian Symphony Orchestras, as well as collaborations with a number of high-profile artists including US rap legend Busta Rhymes.

The album opens strong with a huge orchestral intro to ‘King’, before Busta Rhymes injects his inimitable flow over a heavy-hitting chopped-up groove. String flourishes and choir vocals follow on second track ‘Catch Me’, which erupts into a fierce industrial groove incorporating synths and relentless rhythms. From there, the tracklist continues in the same exhilarating, genre-hopping vein. There’s the glorious melodrama of ‘Human’ ft Wasiu, the high-octane synthscape of Magugu collaboration ‘Revenge of the Orchestra’ and the stunning piano composition of ‘Devil May Cry’ ft Sofiane Pamart.

A production masterclass from start to finish, Antagonist is full of sweeping orchestral arrangements that collide with futuristic beats. Other highlights include ‘Fracture’, the acclaimed collaboration with Joey Valence & Brae and Flux Pavilion, and ‘Gasoline’ featuring Delhi hiphop star RAGA, while recent single ‘Lost In Mumbai’ is a late album stormer,featuring the magnetic vocals of Montreal-based singer songwriter Geoffroy, who previously worked on the hugely successful Apashe cut ‘Distance’.

Accompanied by his Brass Orchestra, the producer is now bringing his vision to life on the stage. Currently underway on his US headline tour in support of the album, a European tour is set to follow in February, taking in the UK, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

Apashe, the Belgian-born artist now based in Canada, is known for his genre-bending approach to electronic music. He combines the purity of his symphonic orchestral compositions with the rawness of electronic music and hints of hip-hop and bass, creating a unique majestic sound that has gained over a billion streams. In addition to his music, his high-energy live performances feature live instrumentation and stunning visual effects, he has performed at Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza Paris, Electric Forest and every major festival in between.

With each project Apashe continues to push sonic boundaries. His music has been featured in high profile films, trailers, fashion, TV shows, and video games like John Wick, Yves Saint Laurent, Apple, Amazon’s The Boys, HBO, Netflix, Marvel, Fast & Furious and more. He has also collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Tech N9ne, Lubalin, Wasiu, Geoffroy, Alina Pash, and more.

With a growing fanbase and a reputation for innovation, Apashe is poised to become one of the most exciting and influential producers in electronic music. Capping off a red-hot string of singles with a long-awaited LP, Antagonist further cements the legacy of this increasingly revered artist.

Antagonist tracklist

  1. Apashe – ‘King (ft. Busta Rhymes)’
  2. Apashe – ‘Catch Me’
  3. Apashe & Sofiane Pamart – ‘Devil May Cry’
  4. Apashe – ‘Human (ft. Wasiu)’
  5. Apashe – ‘Revenge Of The Orchestra (ft. Magugu)’
  6. Apashe & Flux Pavilion – ‘Fracture (ft. Joey Valence & Brae)’
  7. Apashe & Timour Leng – ‘Kryptonite ft. LIA (Interlude)’
  8. Apashe – ‘Kryptonite (ft. LIA)’
  9. Apashe – ‘Rise At Nightfall (ft. Rhita Nattah)’
  10. Apashe – ‘Gasoline (ft. Raga)’
  11. Apashe – ‘Lost In Mumbai (ft. Geoffroy)’
  12. Apashe & High Klassified – ‘Menace (ft. EARTHGANG)’
  13. Apashe & YMIR – ‘Contraband’
  14. Apashe & Vladimir Cauchemar – ‘RIP’

Tour dates


November 25 – Montréal, QC – MTelus
December 16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
December 28 – Atlanta, GA – Believe Music Hall
December 29 – Austin, TX – Concourse Project


February 2 – London, England – Koko
February 3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
February 8 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Brussels
February 9 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
February 10 – Lyon, France – Transbordeur
February 11 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
February 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Kaufleuten
February 14 – Madrid, Spain – La Paqui (Antigua sala BUT)
February 15 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
February 16 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
February 17 – Nantes, France – Warehouse
February 20 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
February 21 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
February 22 – Vienna, Austria – Szene
February 23 – Prague, Czech Republic – Sasazu
February 24 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
February 25 – Bratislava, Slovakia – MMC
February 27 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
February 28 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo
February 29 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
March 1 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
March 2 – Krakow, Poland – Hype Park
March 3 – Poznan, Poland – Tama

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