I know what you may be thinking…some artist with a name that sounds like one of those cheesy boy bands from the early start of the millennium. Then to make it even worse, they name their song “Crying Flute” giving you the impression that it is a tribute song dedicated to an Indian kid that had his/her life taken away too soon. Okay… alright, that is not even close to what you really may be thinking, but these were the first things that came to my mind when I saw this artist on Soundcloud! Alexander Goryachev, better known as 813 actually happens to be a multi-genre producer from the capital of Russia. He has recently been honored to guest mix with Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio.
Then he decided to captivate his fans with this unique full length release. The new record revolves around the effective use of a flute blowing out peaceful middle-eastern inspired melodies, laced together by fast-paced trap high hats, and dreamy synth chords to top it off with a R&B finish. It even infuses a J. Cole sample for crying out loud! (no pun intended) And if you were wondering what “Crying Flute” sounded like with a rapper on board, well check out Naut’s mash-up of Big Sean and 813 below.
813 has become known for this innovative formula; picking a vast range of different genres and masterfully integrating each of them in to unison with one another. We look forward to seeing what boundaries the Muscovite is willing to push further in the near future!