We are please to announce that KASPER has joined DRIVEN AM!
(Liquid V | Fokuz | Celsius | Digital Blus | Inform | Soul Deep | Liquid Brilliants | goodlooking | Re:Load | Driven AM)
Driving. Soulful. Poised. These are just a few words that could be used to describe the 22 year old from Minneapolis Minnesota. Swiftly rising the ranks since his first single on Liquid Brilliants in 2009, Kasper now boasts releases on some of the finest labels in Drum and Bass – and that’s not just a matter of opinion. 2013 was Anthony’s biggest year yet. The success of his Brooklyn Standard EP [Celsius Recordings] caught the attention and support of some of the biggest names, including: DJ Marky, Technimatic, Random Movement, Mr. Joseph, Dave Owen, Jaybee, LTJ Bukem, and more.
Kasper comes from a classical musical background. 8 years on the violin and 4 years on the piano gave him the theory and musical ear that he needed to step into his own as a producer. A hiphop head turned junglist, Anthony Kasper first discovered drum and bass in the mid-2000’s thanks to a random click on Bassdrive.com. It was a spotlight mix on Dave Owen by Stunna that inspired Anthony to try his hand at producing drum and bass. His production is also heavily influenced by jazz, funk, and the hiphop greats: Pete Rock, J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, and 9th Wonder. Even with all his recognition, Anthony says that he’s still a fan first and foremost. “I geek out every time I hear one of my tracks get played on the radio or when I get to meet the artists that influence me. It’s an honor most don’t get to experience. Call it youthful optimism, but what’s the point if things like that aren’t exciting and inspiring?” asks Anthony.
2014 looks to be a year of continued success for Kasper. He has plenty of new music and collaborations in the works as he continues to develop his sound and style.