Mysterious electronic duo Kasablanca emerged last year with the release of their debut EP, Human Learning. The six-track effort saw the duo firmly establishing a sound that tapped into 80s analog synth nostalgia while combining paired with the rhythmic fundamentals of house and techno. The EP eventually garnered the support of underground and main stage DJs alike globally.
The duo capped off a big year by collaborating with Lane 8 on “Run,” which amassed over 15 million streams and a #1 airplay spot on SiriusXM’s BPM station. Adding to a growing profile, the mysterious duo debuted their live show setup during a worldwide stream broadcast with DJ MAG.
The duo close out the year with the 2-track effort “Cronus”/Volition,” the follow-up to their applauded debut EP. The A-side “Cronus” is centered around a slick and dense, Kraftwerk meets John Carpenter-like production featuring layers of glistening synth arpeggios-driven melodies, skittering beats and a relentless motorik groove. The euphoric B-side “Volition” is deep house banger with nods at Kraftwerk and Daft Punk, centered around a chopped up vocodered vocal sample, wobbling synth arpeggios and thumping beats. Both tracks reveal a forward-thinking yet retro-futuristic take on house.