Oskars Uhaņs, better known by stage name SKVR (pronounced “skar”) is a Latvian music producer and DJ blending several popular genres into his own concoction.
SKVR's latest song featuring EXPSR and Katrîna Kreile "In The Air" has an Ariana feel to it that could seep its way into an Anjunadeep promo under the right circumstances. It then goes towards a slightly more trapped-out destination, before pulling back via an EDM flourish that adds a hipster, Chainsmokers-type vocal twang to the chorus.
Uhaņs kicked off his electronic journey in 2013, and brought his vision to reality with his remix of "So Close To Me" by Astro'n'out the following August. "In The Air," however, Tokyo slow-drifts through the pop-rap Versace flow to new Kanye West-style warmth and a downtempo take on Ultra Music releases. Because, on the one hand we’re greeted with a Rihanna-esqe “You take me higher” and hear “Love is in the air” on the chorus. But there are darker elements, like the provocative “Fuccoi do you really want beef?” line, for example. It’s a very smooth conception, and you can’t help but want to hear what’s on the horizon from Latvia.
Don't miss out on SKVR's "In The Air," and get to know the artist better through his interview below!
Who are some of your musical influences?
I am really inspired by artists who can create good and unpredictable popular music for example Flume, Dj Snake, Martin Garrix, Fabian Mazur. Even though I have classical music background and I used to listen to rock and old-school hip hop when I was a kid.
Are you surprised at the ways in which the rap and electronic worlds have kind of cross-pollinated?
Not at all. We all know that rap music is a parasite genre