Kan Wakan is Gueorgui Linev, the producer, film composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose music dissolves the genre-breaking electronica of Massive Attack, Cinematic Orchestra, Bonobo and Zero 7 into a bottomless sea of 20th century minimalism, psychedelic soul and ambient atmosphere.
It’s been two years since the release of the highly acclaimed “Moving On”, which was followed by extensive touring and performances with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood and Lianne La Havas. Kan Wakan then spent the following 2 years immersed in studio work, producing different projects, scoring for film and television and in the wee hours of the night, tirelessly shaping his follow up album which is to become his most adventurous and challenging creative work to date.
Fall of 2016 saw the release of 2 new singles from the forthcoming album with“Molasses” and “I Would” both garnering positive reviews, charting in the top 5 of Hype Machine and receiving significant radio support from BBC Radio 1, 2, 6 in the UK. In the US, debut single “Molasses” charted in the Top 100 CMJ on college radio, was named in LA’s KCRW as“Top Tune Of The Day” and has been licensed in Oprah Network’s “Queen Sugar” season 1 finale.
2017 will mark a new chapter for the LA-based Bulgarian-born musician who was recently named in the LA Weekly as "one of the top 10 young songwriters in Los Angeles". Having produced and worked with the likes of Moses Sumney, Thundercat, Tosin Abasi, and scored critically acclaimed feature film “Dead Draw”, it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own. With triple LP ‘Phantasmagoria’ soon on the way, Kan Wakan’s upcoming work incorporates guest vocalists and collaborations into an immersive melding of organic and electronic production mixed in with the orchestral flourishes of the Sofia Philharmonic orchestra.
Brooklyn project Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs start with the folksy timbre of a banjo and add echoing waves of vocals and percussion to create unforgettable pop music with tactile sincerity and conviction.
Four lads from Hartlepool, Para Alta released debut single I Get Mine in 2016, an ode to trying to break free from the shackles of your hometown history. Fast forward a year and the band have three more releases under their belts via Kissability, fans in DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, and Spotify, and they've make the schlep down the A1 to call London their new home. With anthemic indie choruses and lashings of searing guitars, they've already built themselves a banging live show. Move over Mariah, Para Alta are your new favourite heartbreakers.