DJ Carl Gasbo aka Kasbo doesn’t listen to much electronic music. If you saw his set at this past Decadence New Year’s Eve electronic music festival, you’re more than aware of the talent this guy from Sweden has.
“I feel distanced from that ‘EDM’ term,” he says. Preferring hip-hop and indie that inspire him to create a modern and approachable sound.
“It sounds tacky, but I try not to think in genres,” said Kasbo, who is making what he loves. “I believe the music is a product of what you listen to.”
It showed at Decadence when he mixed trance, hip-hop, indie, dance and house music. He does recognize Flume and Odesza for setting a path that helps DJs like himself to steer away from tired electro-pop hits and embrace diverse influences.
In Sweden, Kasbo believes electronic music is dying out and pop music is on the rise. “We definitely have Swedish House Mafia and Avicii… but I feel like it’s kind of dying down.”Last March Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, announced that his 2016 tour would be his last.