This week prepare to abandon the safety of a house beat and dive into the reality constructed by Romanian duo @KarpovNotKasparov, a reality built on the rules of chess! Today, the duo is joined for this special session by Ion Dumitrescu and Camil Dumitrescu of @futureNuggets, an imprint on the prowl for obscure musical hybrids in the dark corners of Romania.
Karpov Not Kasparov’s debut LP, "Soundtrack for a Game of Chess", (2015) has been nominated 'album of the month' by Vice Magazine, has been aired on New York radios and pressed on vinyl by the boutique label @Polychromesounds.
The duo began making music based on the rules and strategies of chess. It might seem complicated but the output is always a very danceable melody, sometimes inspired by Oriental folklore (because chess is an Oriental game) and always mixed with powerful 80's dancefloor sounds.
Local heros in their native Bucharest but also quite active musical tourists, Karpov not Kasparov have been carrying their instr...
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