Worldly inspirational artist Koosha Azim has created an awesome two-track EP set to twist the narrative on hip-hop music and showcase that two continents can come together with the “Koryo Capsule”. Using futuristic and warped elements in his music, Koosha Azim paves his own path into the music industry, setting himself from everything else you’ll hear this year and standing out for all the right reasons. This follows up his single release of “ALIEN”.
Koosha Azim is a Californian singer-songwriter who began producing music in 2020 after he was inspired by his talented close friends. He experimented with Persian music and orchestral compositions, mixing them up with his hip-hop sound. His experimental sounds built his confidence in this type of way of producing and with each new release it’s unexpected what we’ll hear from him next, sound-wise. Koosha Azim dropped his debut single “The Genesis” in 2020, and he has gone on to release four additional singles since then, plus this two-track EP. He is currently working on his debut studio album, “Godspeed Said the Rain”.
Written by Koosha Azim, himself, with a co-writing credit from Ethan Redd for the second track, “Jeju”, this “Koryo Capsule” takes the listener down an instrumental clash of sound in an interestingly gentle and rhythmic way starting with the opening chords of “FLY TO THE SOUTH” to the very last beat of “Jeju”. Fuelled by industrial futuristic sounds, the first track converges kaleidoscopic textures throughout whilst definitively keeping Koosha Azim’s hip-hop vibe, easily making his vocals and impactful verses stand out above the rhythmically catchy clash of waves. The second track slows down the tempo and brings a more relaxed hip-hop vibe from this incredible artist, whilst adding brassy tones and progressive beats.
Talking about the EP, Koosha Azim said: “Capturing the excitement of moving to Seoul, South Korea, ‘FLY TO THE SOUTH’ celebrates experiencing the high life of a new region. Akin to the distortion of the mind on a psychedelic journey, the production is arranged with banging 808s, a spiritual flute sample, and a mysterious synth ambience. It is a hip-hop anthem for the restless youth.
“‘Jeju’ was inspired by a trip to Jeju Island. The island was a peaceful place that inspired the futuristic world I created on the track. The song discusses falling in love in Korea and feeling like a Rockstar while travelling across the globe.”
Stream “Koryo Capsule” by Koosha Azim on Spotify here:
Alongside the release of the two-track EP “Koryo Capsule”, Koosha Azim also released his debut music video for the first track, “FLY TO THE SOUTH”. The video coincides well with the song, as the track was recorded in Seoul, South Korea and so the video gives insight into the city. It has been shot by Jaime Musso with some excellent camera work, but it’s the editing that really makes this video shine. Directed by the artist himself, we watch Koosha Azim in Seoul just living life and performing for the camera, but colours get distorted, patterns wipe out parts of images, there’s black and white imagery, and the camera view rotates. It’s twisted and warped, much like the song itself. The sunset at the end over the cityscape of Seoul is an absolutely beautiful way to end the video.
Watch Koosha Azim’s music video for “FLY TO THE SOUTH” here:
“Koryo Capsule” by Koosha Azim is available to download and stream on all platforms. Expect his debut album to be released in the near future.