Unique electronica quartet Stavroz released their latest single, ‘In Mindibu’ on the 22nd of April. The single is taken from their upcoming LP, Mindibu slated for release on the 13th of May via their own Moodfamily label. The quartet have performed around the world, appearing at well-known festivals such as Coachella (US), Fusion Festival (DE), Wonderfruit (THA), Pukkelpop (BE), Strawberry Fields (AUS), Tropico (MX) and Three Points Festival (FL, USA) as well as with Cercle at Fort Saint-Eynard in France where they also reached gold status for their debut EP, The Ginning’. Stavroz have collected over 100 million plays across platforms with their second hit single ‘Gold Town’ reaching #1 spot on Beatport’s “Electronic Top 100” for several months and was featured as part of Rockstar Entertainment’s GTA 5’s soundtrack. Stavroz have been supported by When We Dip, Earmilk, Electronic Groove, Stereofox, Deep House Amsterdam, Mixmag France and House Music With Love to name a few.
While creating their delicately acoustic, organic and cinematic electronic music, Stavroz call upon the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Radiohead, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Stimming for inspiration. However, their fiercely unique sound would find itself at home on a playlist featuring Parra For Cuva, Nicolas Jaar, Kiasmos and Worakls.
Based in Belgium, the quartet is currently comprised of IJsbrand De Wilde and Gert Beazar, the two original founding members as well as Maxim Helincks and Pieter De Meester who drew the team into the world of live performance.
Rhythmic basslines greet the listener as we travel into the world of the ‘In Mindibu’ single and all it has to offer. The song elegantly pairs retro elements with modern rolling beats, providing a sense of adventurous escapism that’s tinged with romantic trumpet overtones. There’s a new world waiting and Stavroz will provide the vibrant journey there.
Speaking of the single, Stavroz tell us: “We consider ‘In Mindibu’ as a workshop in Stavroz songs. It’s subtle, melancholic, cinematic yet at the same time efficient and packs quite a bit of firepower. It is always a challenge to combine these factors in a way that is not cliché. We don’t adhere to verse-chorus-verse standard structures. We’ll tell a story, and that’s exactly what the trumpet is doing.”