Combining influences across a broad spectrum of genres.. Kassian is an exploration in house and electronica from a duo set on taking their own direction in club music.
Formed of Danvers and Warren Xclnce, the project spawned from a chance meeting at a party in Peckham London organised by a mutual contact. With Danvers background cutting his teeth in the Bristol club scene and Warren having collaborated with many of Londons eminent soul and house artists, their comparable interests lead them to their first studio session together at London’s legendary ‘The Premises’.
Their first demos caught the attention of Dam Swindle who signed and released their debut EP ‘The Premise’ via their own imprint Heist Recordings. The title track of which swiftly gained attention and was nominated for Track Of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards. The pair have since pushed their sound forward and began a lasting relationship with legendary London record label and store Phonica Records. Releasing their “Faux Polynesia” and “Shuffling Words” EP’s on the imprint, they have joined an esteemed selection of artists including Peggy Gou and Midland who have released multiple EP’s on Phonica White.
As well as amassing a collection of respected remixes for the likes SG Lewis, Elder Island and more the duo have also started their own vinyl only edits label “Kassian Versions”, the first release from which placed at no.6 in Phonica’s “Top 10 singles of 2019”.
Away from the studio, Kassian have been invited to play some of the most revered venues & festivals globally, such as Pikes Ibiza, Rex Club Paris, We Out Here Festival, Worldwide Festival Leysin and Queens Yard Festival, as well as regularly playing hometown shows in respected London venues Corsica Studios, Bussey Building, Mick’s Garage and more.
With support from admired labels, credentials as well-informed selectors and a successful monthly residency at independent radio station Balamii, Kassian’s sound has been building a strong and celebrated support.