R^ST’s debut with ‘Kilim Weave’ EP outing on the esteemed Macedonian imprint is an enthralling fusion of traditional elements and modern soundscapes.
Always experimenting across genres in search of the perfect melody and engaging beats, R^ST’s journey has been an inspiring blend of activism, culture, and music. His name means ‘growth’ in Slavic languages, and it symbolizes his path of learning and personal growth across diverse fields. In music, he fuses hypnotic melodies with strong beats to craft feelings of inclusion, love and connection with fellow dancers.
R^ST has been a man on a mission in 2023; Following a brace of successful single releases on his burgeoning HAAI LIFE imprint already this year with ‘If You Wonder Who I Am’ and ‘Sinnerman,’ the hugely talented Belgrade-based DJ, producer, the label boss now looks to continue his prolific run of form into the second half of 2023, with the announcement of his latest original release and debut extended player, ‘Kilim Weave’ EP. Out now via the esteemed Macedonian label Café de Anatolia, the exquisite two-part package marks R^ST’s debut outing on the esteemed Turkish imprint. Up first is the ethereal title track ‘Kilim Weave.’
This enchanting and complex composition weaves together diverse cultural influences, delivering a sonic experience that transcends conventional expectations. The track emerges as a tapestry of colors, fusing traditional elements with modern production techniques, creating an enthralling fusion of soundscapes. Drawing inspiration from the intricate patterns of kilim carpets and the vocals of the women that weave them, the track takes listeners on an immersive journey through time and space, unifying various musical threads to form an extraordinary masterpiece.
On the flip is the equally enchanting follow-up, ‘Ephelia.’ From the very first notes, the B-side sets a contemplative and introspective mood, instantly whisking the audience away on a sonic reverie. The delicate interplay of celestial synths and ethereal pads creates an otherworldly atmosphere, evoking feelings of weightlessness and suspended time.
Gradually building in intensity, the track swells with emotion, pulling the listener deeper into its mesmerizing embrace. Echoes of distant voices and subtle electronic glitches add an intriguing touch of mystery, leaving space for personal interpretation and connection.
R^ST continues to leave an indelible mark on the ambient and electronic music scene; this latest EP on standing as a testament to his unwavering commitment to crafting emotive and transformative sonic experiences.
R^ST – Kilim Weave EP is out now via Café de Anatolia.