Paris based producer Bluestaeb releases long awaited new album Everything Is Always a Process. Out via tastemaker label Jakarta Records, EIAAP has been teasingly introduced with Bossa Nova and beat infused single “Alright”, HypeMachine favourite Left & Right, and the infinitely soulful “Mind” with Noah Slee (Majestic Casual) and MAÏA.
EIAAP is a smooth neo soul-induced epic featuring artists such Harleighblu (Tru Thoughts) and Melodiesinfonie. Collaborations with artists such as JuJu Rogers, Ivan Ave and more have put this young artist on the map, while supports for artists like Mura Masa, Oddisee, Pete Rock, and billings on major festivals such as Splash! and Melt Festival prove Bluestaeb’s sound is one that is truly universal.
His third album, Everything Is Always A Process re-iterates Bluestaebs overall approach to life (and thinking), but also has direct reference to the making of the album itself, which began with moving from Berlin to Paris in 2015 in the search of new influences and a new creative environment.
Jazz & hip-hop pianist Jonathan Aréna became a collaborator in Paris, helping shape the sound and vibe of the new album, which heralded a change from Bluestaeb’s bedroom production days to a more mature style of music creation.
Created between 2015 and early 2018, EIAAP embodies the process of this transition – as well as collaboration with instrumentalists and vocalists from all over the world and recording in different studios in Paris, London & Berlin.
“Meeting all those musicians and trying out new ways of producing by using real analogue synths, Rhodes drums and percussion etc. made it possible to overcome the creative boundaries of a home studio with just a midi keyboard” / Bluestaeb
The Story So Far
Bluestaeb is one of the key figures of a new generation of up and coming Hip-Hop beatmakers, who have emancipated from genre thinking and instead merge old school aesthetics with a new school attitude and organic instrumentation.
In 2015, his critically acclaimed sophomore album “Rodalquilar” (via Jakarta Records), set a blueprint for this approach by combining warm samples, futuristic synth melodies and tight drum programming. The album is dedicated to the Andalusian town of the same name, a mythic place in the south of Spain, where Bluestaeb spent much of his childhood and where still continues to gather inspiration from.
Influenced by Madlib’s “Shades Of Blue” and trained in African drum techniques (Djembé and Daruka), Bluestaeb has been crafting beats since his teenage years and gradually found his sound identity through experimenting with HipHop and Jazz – first to be heard by a broader music community in 2013, when he released his debut album “1991 Extraterrestrial” (Radio Juicy).
Since then the prolific young artist has released numerous solo and collaboration projects (“B.L.U.E. Friday” in 2015 and “Sidekicks” with S. Fidelity in 2016). In 2016, he produced collaborative album “LIT – Lost In Translation“ with rapper JuJu Rogers, a keen manifesto against racism, xenophobia and the rise of anti-heroes such as Donald Trump.