Askel just released a belting new single on none60. Featuring some great upright bass action and all round good vibes. What a perfect time to catch up with the Finnish producer and find out what he’s been watching on YouTube.
One of the most gorgeous Finnish dubstep tunes ever, released in 2010. I wonder what happened to the Vesicle guys? This tune is also one of the reasons I picked Askel as my artist name (it’s one of my favourite words in the Finnish language as well, we don’t have many that end in an L).
The Boiler Room Moments is a collection of hilarious and/or amazing moments from Boiler Room events. My fave is this very exclusive Pizza x James Blake edit of Mala’s Changes.
Speaking of food… I don’t regularly follow a lot of YouTube channels, but Binging with Babish is one whose episodes I look forward to every week. This dish has become one of my go-tos after a long week; it’s super quick, easy and cheap to make but tastes expensive.
I’m a big fan of incorporating organic/acoustic elements in electronic tunes, and Shigeto is one of the best out there at doing it. I also play the drums myself which makes this even more interesting for me.
The Finnish meme culture is weird and wonderful – here’s one of my all time favourite examples. Also quite topical… “Next time vote better.”