STIQUES OPENS HIS SUMMER SEASON WITH KWANTROLLEUR
Written by africancrest on July 13, 2021
Stiques is one of Africa’s untapped hidden musical gems. He is a multi-disciplinary vocalist, songwriter, performer, producer, audio engineer and sound design artist, currently based in Antwerp and Amsterdam.
He made his debut in 2017, teaming up with Solange’s multi Grammy-award winning engineer Nino Villanueva, on a rhythmic record titled “LAMBA”.
His music blends Afrobeats and Soul with a sparkle of psychedelia, in an expression he calls ‘Afro Street Soul’. Following the global acceptance of African music, with Nigeria at the center of the Grammy-Awards this year, artists like Stiques have been inspired to immerse themselves further into creating and showcasing the diverse worlds of sound that Afrobeats is evolving to become.
Kwantrolleur is an expression of a sudden burst of excitement. Stiques had this feeling walking through the Red Light District of Amsterdam in the summer, pre-covid. He tells a three layered story of finding love, expanding aesthetic and elevating ones spiritual self to indulge in semi-conscious decisions of chasing intimacy in an absolutely free form.
Kwantrolleur is the second track off his summer EP titled “Summer Vibe God”, out this August.
The project features heavy hitters on the African continent, like Praiz, Chemutai Sage, with contributions from live musicians and production elements of the cities in Europe and Africa where this body of work was created.
Kwantrolleur was recorded in Lagos, Brussels and Amsterdam. Performed, written, produced and mixed by Stiques, mastered by Wouter Brandenburg.
You can also try out his “GIDAN CHASU REMIX” Featuring CHEMUTAI SAGE here