Berlin based Thomas Azier proves once again he's a true purveyor of dark electro-pop that exemplifies high art. Born in the Netherlands, Azier relocated to Berlin at age 19. “I was looking for a place to experiment”, he says. “I didn’t know much about Berlin, other than it was cheap. So I bought myself time to help develop my producing and songwriting skills.” In the beginning, Azier struggled to find an audience for his music. He started playing guerrilla sets in dance clubs at 4 AM in the morning, breaking the endless loop of Berlin’s minimal techno parties with a short 20 minutes electronic set, playing actual pop songs. In these clubs he learned a lot about pop music, which is “all about making sure you come to the point." Azier's new video for the haunting tune, "Ghostcity," is no cookie-cutter pop music but emotive, layered with soulful vocals and an an evocative cutting-edge sound. Watch it first on VIBE...
Upcoming US Tour Dates
10/15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall (CMJ showcase w/ Woodkid)
10/16 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom (CMJ showcase, w/ Au Revoir Simone, Lou Doillon, Selebrities)
10/18 - New York, NY - The Delancey (Crash Avenue CMJ showcase)
10/25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre (w/ Woodkid)