Kristers Stabulnieks, a young 15-year-old from Latvia, makes music under “Drip Koord” moniker and he is set to release his debut - a five track EP named “Soft Silk”.
“Drip Koord” may be only in his teens, yet he has already crafted a distinct style, his tracks feel natural, uncomplicated and effortless, his upbeat synth melodies interplay with dense pads and heavy sub bass to form sparse arrangements — sparse but complete.
Most of the childhood Kristers spent playing more with imaginary friends than real ones. He’s been involved in music since he was 11, at first only by mimicking DJs seen on Youtube at his desk, using imaginary DJ mixer, but soon enough he was mixing songs on computer utilizing mouse and shortly after - also through Youtube - he found out about FL Studio and the real experimentation begun.
“Drip Koord” compares his music producing with painting – if the sounds were acrilyc paint and the track – canvas, then he would use his sounds as brush strokes to form an adventitious picture. This element of randomness is best seen on track “Rash and Pushy”, while other tracks, like “Complications” are more experimental on the arrangement side of things.
Shortly describing himself, “Drip Koord” says: “I like to draw caricatures, produce music. I have a keen interest in Japan culture and I love to spend my days with my fancy lady.“
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