Combining influences in jazz, soul, broken beat and hip hop…. Kassian is an exploration in house and electronica from a duo set on taking their own direction in club music.
Formed of Danvers and Warren Xclnce, the project spawned from a chance meeting at a party in Peckham London organised by a mutual contact. With Danvers background cutting his teeth in the Bristol club scene and Warren having collaborated with many of Londons eminent soul and house artists, their comparable interests lead them to their first studio session together at London’s legendary ‘The Premise’s’.
Their first demos caught the attention of Detroit Swindle who signed and released their debut EP “The Premise” on their own imprint Heist Recordings. To follow the duo have gained further support from key imprints, releasing their second EP “Faux Polynesia” on the respected London record store’s label Phonica White, following in the footsteps of artists such as Peggy Gou and Midland. This notable entrance into the scene culminated in having their track “The Premise” being nominated as Track Of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2018.
With support from admired labels, credentials as well-informed selectors and a monthly residency at independent radio station Balamii, Kassian’s sound is set to make a splash.