Apidae is a genre-hopping, alternative musical project started by producer and multi-instrumentalist Greg Hummell in 2013, exploring relationships between live instrumentation and electronic sounds and production; a seamless blend of the organic and synthetic which has drawn comparisons to bands such as Radiohead, Caribou and Battles. The project has always kept a certain focus on its place in a live scenario, gradually developing from an ambitious solo multi-tasking performance to a more collaborative band project, and is often categorised by it’s range of styles and diverse spectrum of influences: It’s not often you see a blogger pin as disparate genres as baroque, electronic, math rock and dream-pop labels to a single track.
After a year developing, Hummell met musician and producer Drew JH York at the University of Kent. York – who had previously collaborated with both local and international electronic producers Wehtam Yelthgiek, Mologon, and Totalmess – provides the perfect melodic counterpoint to Apidae’s darker material.
The two combine for the first time on the debut Apidae single ‘Turning Tides’, will get a worldwide release on Dumont Dumont, the Swedish label that has released acclaimed records by Australian singer RY X and UK musician Novo Amor. Dumont Dumont is the sister label to Jose Gonzalez’s Imperial Recordings.
1. Turning Tides
2. Turning Tides (Electronic Youth Life On Mars Mix)
3. Turning Tides (Electronic Youth Club Mix)