Since releasing their first EP with Kompakt in 2014, Dutch duo Weval have amassed a solid following thanks to their hyper-detailed sound world that encompasses house, trip-hop, downtempo and jazz. Equipped with a cosmos of analog synths, drum machines, and strange instrument curiosities such as organs and cheap keyboards, the group went to on to produce one of the most memorable albums of 2016—their self-titled LP.
In the next edition of our “One To Watch” series, we join Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers in their beautiful studio to discuss how their music deals with the pressure of creating something “new”, the importance of positivity and learning to capture the true spirit of experimentation and play.
Watch the video in full above. Want to get to know other artists that are exciting us right now? Tune into our YouTube channel to peruse past episodes—like our previous One To Watch with Fadi Mohem—and check in every Tuesday for new videos like this one.
Also be sure to check out Weval’s tour calendar to see if they are playing in a city near you.