Applescal [ Fady One's Carte blanche 27.02.10 @ The Wood ]

Dutch electronic artist Pascal Terstappen, AKA Applescal, will release A Mishmash of Changing Moods next month on Traum.

The record will follow up 2009's A Slave Commitment, an album that earned Applescal praise from DJ Hell, Laurent Garnier and Berlin-based magazine De:Bug, who were smitten enough to call the 22-year-old producer one of 2010's breakthrough artists. Following that album's completion, Terstappen wasted no time in returning to his "cave-like" studio and getting started on A Mishmash of Changing Moods. The result, as its title suggests, is a stylistically diverse and somewhat chaotic piece of work. It will be Applescal's seventh release overall, and his second full-length in less than two years.

Who is Applescal?
We can try to tell you this in words.
But please... Check out hismusic, that is way more interesting then this biography.

We can say that Applescal's real name is Pascal Terstappen, that he's a 22 year oldproducer based in Amsterdam and that he loves to make music of course.

On stage, he only plays live, which means he is not a dj, but a live performer.

He grew up in Breda before he moved to Amsterdam.
Here, he came in touch with electronic music and software synthesizers at the age of 14.
Without any musical background andloads of dedication he learned to make music by himself, in a small loft at his parentsplace.

His first ep got released on the dutch imprint Manual Music (2007). A few more ep's andremixes followed on Deep Focus and Groove Collection.
The reactions were fine and the Dutch underground scene was quiet happy with this new young producer.

In 2009 the German imprint Traum Schallplatten knocked at the door.
After a solid 12 record, Applescal's debut album 'A slave's commitment' got released here (August 2009).
We have a few quotes about the album: "We were attracted by the approach of releasing a full long player by a very youngtalented person who has more to say than a dozen 12-inches could actually carry," (RileyReinhold, 2009) Very VERY good album.

Very cinematic at some points, very musical, raw, organic with acouple of dance-floor strong numbers ....this is very GOOD! (Laurent Garnier, 2009)

After the debut album, Applescal remixed Extrawelt and Ricardo Tobar. Also Hernan Cattaneo remixed Applescal's track 'Describe the Doc' for his latest Renaissence cd.

John Digweed and Laurent Garnier played his music again and a few other interesting dj's followed.

So far so good, but the story continues, to the future this time. In April 2010 Applescal's new album A Mishmash of Changing Moods will finds his way into the world.
On Traum again. Watch out for this one, we have some good reactions already.