Born in Germany, grew up in Spain, misses England and aspires to
be a nomad. Grew up on Hip Hop , Funk & Rock, fell in love with Blues and is
humbled by Jazz. After 4 years of living, gigging, working and out-living
in London, the focus shifted to Barcelona, with the desire to focus on guitar
and a pinch of jazz harmony. 1 year later the road led back home, where after
a lot of experimenting the new sound was slowly but surely taking shape.
Steven Aydeen’s music is a compound that is made up of 3 elements:
Element 1 consists of beats filled with a Tbsp of Soul, R&B, a tsp of Hip Hop,
a pinch of Rock, a sprinkle of electronic and a glassful of guitar as well as guitar
derived sounds, sampling and looping his own playing, often even bending
and stretching it to a point where the guitar is no longer recognisable.
Element 2 is composed of vocals which draw inspiration from a wide range of genres and
singers such as , James Brown, D’angelo, Anderson .Paak, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley,
Marvin Gaye, Chino Moreno, Chris Cornell, Curtis Mayfield, Kendrick Lamar,
and so many more.
Element 3 is made up of Introspective lyrics about the infinite amount of bugs crawling behind
our skulls; love, depression, struggles within, struggles outside and how to change in order to
change, are burst onto a canvas prepped with a landscape of androgynous colours. Light yet
dark, sad yet uplifting. Now, if we cut out the whole gummy talk and make a long story short;
heavy mood swings.
Summer 2019 will see the re-release of the newly mixed, mastered and partly re-recorded
Groove Box Sketches EP now titled: Groove Box Sketches…No More. Late Summer/ early
Autumn is expected to be the frame for the release of the 2nd EP (which for now remains
untitled) and a few candy bars in between.