“This project is about capturing a calm moment, to take some time to relax and breathe, which is extremely important in today’s world since everything is going so fast. The tracks were made while I was in Spain with a laptop setup that I used for the drums, production, etc. Alberto came up with some lush ideas on the keys, and Kydual topped it off with some amazing guitar.”
[ Key Achievements ]
- 200M+ streams combined across all DSP
- 50+ Spotify editorials altogether – including lofi beats, Mellow Beats, State of Jazz, Focus Flow, Shimmer
- 450K+ independent playlist adds from curators like Fantastic Music, College Music, Hip Dozer, Steezyasfuck, Jazz Hop Cafe, Retro Jungle
- Featured on editorials such as BEATstrumentals, Lofi Jazz (Apple), batidas Lo-Fi (TIDAL), snooze lofi, Chillhop Radio (Deezer)
- #73 on Global Jazz charts for Axian’s Story Untold
- previous releases with prominent labels like Chillhop Records, Sony, Hip Dozer, Retro Jungle, Dezi-Belle, Cole Slaw, urbanundergrounds, Inner Ocean
Axian x Alberto Droguett x Kydual – Eye of the Storm EP
[ Genres ]
lofi hip hop, chillhop
[ Similar Artists ]
Cloudchord, Mondo Loops, Philanthrope, Alfa Mist, Yussef Dayes
[ Release Info]
The Chile lofi artists Alberto Droguett and Kydual have joint custody of their music child Quantum Quarks EP, and now they’ll have another one with the chillhop master from Denmark Axian. With 200М+ streams across all platforms combined, Spotify editorial additions for previous projects, and notable independent curators adoring their art, Axian, Alberto, and Kydual cross ideas for the first time for the double single Eye of the Storm released by Stereofox.
Eye of the Storm EP blossoms with two lofi, chillhop gems that capture the talent of each artist in the best way possible. As a producer, on a journey to Spain, Axian shaped the drum patterns, Alberto came along with his airy keys, and Kydual joined with guitar skills he has been mastering since an early age. “Nature’s Breath” is breathing with a guitar in the center, a groovy bass line, and a rhythm that resembles the soft earth beneath your feet every time you step on it. “Zephyr” enters with keys that slowly dance around soft guitar strings, and if the rain could’ve spoken, this would be its language.
Eye of the Storm climbs into your mind and slows it down, reminding you of how important the moments of relaxation and peace are. The perfect EP for your anxious days.
[ Artists Bio ]
Axian’s music bucks many of lo-fi hip-hop’s clichés: the overuse of the same few samples, the 45-second songs, and the splicing of cartoon dialogue onto beats. His sound – while undeniably influenced by lo-fi – is built off denser, more melodic samples, punchier, more organic drums – as well as his instrumentation, involving Rhodes keys, synths, guitars or horns. This is evident on albums like Chronos and Andromeda where his inspirations from jazz and lo-fi shine through.
Born and raised in Chile, the relatively young musician Alberto Droguett is trying his best in what it means to become a well-established producer in the beat, jazz and lofi scene. He found solace in meddling with knobs of various kinds, learning about compression and sidechains at an early age. After having found great resonance while listening to some of his inspirations, like Dilla and Nujabes’ music and after having found Axian’s YT channel full of artists such as j^p^n, nymano and the likes, he immediately fell in love with a genre bigger in meaning than he ever thought. A lifeline of sorts. He dreamt of and knew that music had become his life and likewise for his people involved – his friends, which became a family to him.
The main purpose for the 23-year-old Chilean artist Kydual is to make people perceive all the beauty there is to mix and explore in something which unites us all – music. At age 5 he grabbed a guitar since it was the only instrument available to him. When he turned 6 his mom told him to quit playing games and start taking music seriously, which is why he started playing the piano and discovered his love for music. Throughout his life, he has experienced surges of inspiration, one of which was at the age of 10 when he heard The Beatles and Dream Theater – two bands that left a big impact on his musical education. Kydual started playing the guitar again at age 14, and one year later he was already playing in funk/rock bands “Proyecto X” and “Palta Hass”. He shares his wish to never cease falling in love with music.