Kasztan presents a sound palate that champions an blend of post-rock and underground sensibilities. Launching his debut record label – Stemina Recordings – in 2022, the French native announces his forthcoming ‘Air Mass’ EP with the release of one of its lead singles, ‘Water Soldier’.
The track is a fusion of bass, garage and experimental electronica, wrapped in a pop format. Welcoming vocalist Dahlie, the track nods to influences of neo-soul, providing an emotive edge to the production.
Kasztan: “I had just declared that my EP was completed and I began fiddling in Ableton with a modular glitch sound. It immediately inspired me to create a track that would be less grandiose and more urban than what I typically make.
“I was then introduced to neo-soul singer Dahlie through my manager, who co-runs Stemina Recordings with me. The song was wrapped in less than a week, and it was an amazing match, so much so that it became one of the EP's main tracks.”
Dahlie: “‘Water Soldier’ is the image of the warrior in all of us. The one who wipes away tears after hardship and manages to grow flowers on fields of ruins. It's the person who accepts the process of ageing, death, transformation and the movement of life.”