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Ex-Azari & III lead vocalist Starving Yet Full & August Jakobsen collaborate on an eight-track debut album


Ex-Azari & III lead vocalist Starving Yet Full & August Jakobsen collaborate to deliver their excellent eight-track debut album ‘Cemetery Gospel’ on 4NC​¥​ (Foreign Currency) – with second single ‘Money’ dropping on 12th March 2021.

Moscow-based singer, songwriter Cedric Gasaïda, aka Starving Yet Full, was the lead vocalist of the Canadian quartet, Azari & III who achieved crossover success in 2011 with hits including ‘Hungry For The Power’ and ‘Reckless (With Your Love)’. Now pursuing a solo career, collaborating with suiting production outfits from all corners of the globe, releasing under collaborative projects such as BLENT, and touring his latest material, Gasaïda has fostered an admirable presence in the modern-day electronic music landscape.

After being introduced by Pavan Mukhi of Foreign Beggars, Gasaïda teams up with DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist and one half of APP alongside Peter Pixzel, August Jakobsen, for their irresistible ‘Cemetery Gospel’ album on 4NC​¥ ​(Foreign Currency), an Indian label split between Mumbai, Dubai & London.

With an extensive background in jazz composition, August holds a unique, euphonic style that runs through his music on various labels such as Diynamic, Kindisch, Global Underground, and WetYourSelf! Records. The eight-track project explores both the melodic sensibility of August’s production and the bittersweet emotion behind Gasaïda’s vocals, with the result being a mesmerising body of work with shifting musical styles and spirit.

‘Purge’ ​is something of a heartbreak song that came about after parting ways with Azari & III and unveiling the Starving Yet Full alias from the emotional fallout that stemmed from the tumultuous relationship​. The track kicks off the album with enticing energy as the pulsating melodies wrap gracefully around August’s enchanting vocals and shimmering synth waves, before ‘Money’ offers up sizzling arpeggios, elastic chords and contemporary grooves.

You can buy ‘Purge’ on Bandcamp now.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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