Sound of the Week: Apidae

Apidae is a genre-hopping, alternative musical project started by producer and multi-instrumentalist Greg Hummell in 2013, exploring relationships between live instrumentation and electronic sounds and production; a seamless blend of the organic and synthetic which has drawn comparisons to bands such as Radiohead, Caribou and Battles..

The project has always kept a certain focus on its place in a live scenario, gradually developing from an ambitious solo multi-tasking performance to a more collaborative band project, and is often categorised by it’s range of styles and diverse spectrum of influences: It’s not often you see a blogger pin as disparate genres as baroque, electronic, math rock and dream-pop labels to a single track. After a year of developing, Greg joined forces with musician and producer Drew JH York at the University of Kent. Having previously collaborated with both local and international electronic producers Wehtam Yelthgiek, Mologon, and Totalmess – provides the perfect melodic counterpoint to Apidae’s darker material.


The two combine for the first time on the debut Apidae single “Turning Tides”, released worldwide on Dumont Dumont earlier last month. KALTBLUT has two exclusive Electronic Youth remixes for you to download and listen to!

Apidae – Turning Tides (Electronic Youth Life on Mars mix)

Apidae – Turning Tides (Electronic Youth Club mix)