WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF "WAVED" THE VIBEY NEW E.P. BY ANKO
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Today we are grooving to Waved by trip-hop duo ANKO. We love Waved because it is entirely driven by instrumental beats that ANKO brilliantly composed with live instruments. The duo are skilled instrumentalists and very rarely use samples. Instead, they jam with various musicians to deliver a truly authentic sound. Some instruments that shine through include trumpet, oboe, french horn, clarinet and strings quartet, all over sizzling downtempo beats. Sounds epic, right?
Dive into Waved, the first thing your ears are welcomed with is Opale- the contemplative lead single that feels like the light at the end of a tunnel. Opale draws you in with its pensive intro before handing you off to a charming piano melody that radiates optimism.
Fleur, the second track on the E.P. comes in with running water sounds and a bounce. It has a hauntingly blissful vocal sample and great bass music undertones. Fleur spotlights the versatility in ANKO's music production and shines light on the duo's love for hip hop. If you ask us, this is the chillest track on Waved- The DJ List favorite.
Just when you find yourself lost in melodic space the interlude Aurore eloquently moves in like a beautiful breakdown that blends the funk with intellect.
ANKO pull out all the stops on the fourth track, May. It feels like the bridge section of your favorite song. The mood in Waved in shaken up with the faster pace and sudden burst of energy of May. As an upbeat piano line moves throughout, a groovy horn section makes way for a plucking acoustic guitar to keep the vibe grounded. May solidifies ANKO's excellent musicianship.
Rain is a sultry ending to an impeccable compilation of music. It brings back that feeling of hopeful that pulls you in from the beginning. With its jazzy essence, dreamy character and that sexy trumpet, Rain makes for the perfect tone to ride the wave out on. Listen to the whole E.P. on Soundcloud!
Waved was entirely recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by ANKO in their own recording studio, Krispy Records Studio, and features a variety of talented musicians from the Paris area. The result, 5 captivating tracks you will want playing while you hang out with friends at a backyard BBQ, study for mid-terms or pretty much any other time that calls for the chillest of vibes. If you are a fan of Bonobo or Zero 7, you will certainly fall in love with ANKO. Check them out!
ANKO are a musical duo consisting of Nicolas de Ferran and Antoine F. Martin, based in Paris, France.
Nicolas and Antoine started to work together a couple of years ago by writing and producing music for primetime TV shows and documentaries in France. ANKO was born from a shared will to create an original, personal project.
In March 2018, ANKO released their first E.P. "Waved", bringing captivating music where electronic textures merge with the warmth of acoustic instruments. Drawing their influences from hip-hop, classical music, and jazz, ANKO offer oxymoronic music that manages to be both soft and powerful at the same time.