Wassily (CH)

WASSILY is not Russian, even though he shares a mutual tendency towards ambiguity with his namesake Kandinsky. WASSILY is not British, even though his music holds the middle between James Blake, Bonobo, and Jamie xx. WASSILY cares little about all that, even less about borders, and if he manages to capture his own spot in history, it should be as WASSILY, not as a Swiss national. After over 70 live shows at festivals, in nightclubs, and down in basements, the soft-cheeked artist releases his debut album Liebesding. A riot of emotion on the one hand, and clearly outlined drum samples and claps on the other. A stirring daze, expressively balancing between drama and club music, a sprawling romantic novel trailing a path over ups and downs.