Premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 yesterday, Klangstof has just taken the wraps off new shimmering electronic track Hostage. Having also just signed to LA label Mind Of A Genius. 2016 is looking rosy for the Dutch singer, songwriter and producer.
Growing up in rural Norway, Klangstof (real name Koen) was inspired by Radiohead's seminal OK Computer, learning to play the entire thing on guitar and subsequently recording a song that ended up on Norwegian radio after he uploaded it to the internet. After a stint in one of Holland's biggest bands, Moss, Koen chose to return to a more isolated musical outlet. Hostage is a song born of the sense of creative frustration that comes from needing an outlet.