After an absolutely incredible 2017, Florian Picasso gets his year off to a wild start by landing on KSHMR’s Dharma label with an amazing collaboration with Belgium’s Yves V: Here With You
Melancholy violins glide across the track as muted piano chords breathes it into life. Delicate male and female vocals trade blows, hyped up through stereo delays, bitcrushing and glitch effects, and out of nowhere comes a sudden build thrusting us into the meat of the track. The meat in question takes the form of fist-pumping, feel-good fizzing synth chords, energetic beats and thick slabs of melodic bass and makes for a grin-inducing mood. Plucked arpeggios greet us in the break with rising on-beat bass tones building up the energy. The glorious vocal effects sound even more mesmerizing as the kick drops back in, leading us into a bruising snare build. The winding bass of the outro will leave you begging for more and hitting that repeat button.
With super-cool computer game / comic influenced artwork, this one is the whole package. It’s been going off in Florian’s sets in a big way and looks set to become a staple of stereos and dancefloors the world over.
'Picasso’ is no stage name; Florian is the great-grandson of the mighty Pablo, adopted by the Picasso family after being born Vietnam. He’s synonymous with a high-octane style of EDM that focuses on larger-than-life, unrelenting riffs and raw textures and is squarely focused on the dancefloor. But within that, he shows an impressive range, from pacey trance bangers to phat trap style beats and rampant electro house.
The enthusiasm that emanates from Belgian big-room artist Yves V continues to burn with the stellar magnitude of a supernova. His placing in the 2015 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs rankings marked him out as among the highest climbers, progressing on from his impressive debut position of 2014, and 2017 also saw Yves take a placing in the industry-famous poll for a fourth consecutive year, rising 7 places to #55. Over the course of his career, Yves V has risen to international standing amongst his peers and global dance fans as a producer and DJ of high acclaim. Whilst his music now fills the playlists of the biggest DJs on the planet, gaining support from heavyweights including David Guetta, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren. Yves’s name can also be found listed on billings for some of the most prestigious parties in the world.