Interview: Kasbo

Sweden, AKA the magical wonderland where the snow kisses the earth in the winter and the sun shines for weeks at a time during the summer, has a knack for being a home of exceptionally skilled electronic music producers. Stockholm and Gothenburg feature some of the best DJs in the world, who become skilled in their craft from a very young age. Carl Garsbo is no exception.

The 22-year-old has been named one of Sweden’s ‘golden children of production’ by FUTUREMAG and there’s a good reason why. He’s toured with the likes of ODESZA, Glass Animals and written successful remixes for Big Gigantic, Vance Joy, The Temper Trap and Jai Wolf.

His music has had millions of listens across various mediums and the young blood will be making his way to the other side of the world tonight at the Northcote Social Club for Novel. Before he debuts at one of Melbourne’s favourite live music venues, we asked him a few questions about Kasbo’s most memorable tunes.

The track that got me into electronic music: Ephixa’s remix of Lost Woods. I was at a metal show and had honestly previously kind of hated electronic music, but the main band had the ephixa remix as an intro when they were walking on, and had everyone mosh, and i remember being so blown away by it. When i got home i searched up the song and the obsession started…

The very first track I released as Kasbo: I made this ridiculously bad remix of the Joker from Batman, from that “why so serious?” quote. When I was 16, I thought that was the coolest thing ever. I had been producing for like a week at the time too, so you can imagine the top notch quality.

The last track I released: My album tited, ‘Places We Don’t Know’.

My current favourite track to listen to: Four Tet’s remix of Bicep’s song “Opal”.

The last track I remixed: Jai Wolf’s “Indian Summer”.

My all-time favourite song: Maybe, Summer Heart’s “I Wanna Go”. The vibe is hard to match.

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