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When Carl Garsbo landed in Gothenburg at the tail end of 2015, the Swedish producer (better known as Kasbo) couldn’t sit still. “I felt inspired beyond words,” says Garsbo, riding high from a recent trek with his Counter Records labelmates ODESZA and the promising one-two punch of the wildly expressive Umbrella Club EP and tear duct-tapping “World Away” track, he didn’t waste any time. He got right back in the studio.

Garsbo fired up a few remixes first, including The Temper Trap (“Fall Together”), Big Gigantic (“Little Things”), and Mutemath (“Monument”). Once those palate cleansers set the scene for the next Kasbo record, a series of digital singles began to slip out, including the synth-laced balladry of “Found You,” the neon-lit high notes of “Lay It On Me,” and the steady build of “Bleed It Out” rounded out by the robust singer/songwriter skills of Linnea Södahl.

Kasbo released his debut LP Places We Don’t Know in 2018, through ODESZA’s own Foreign Family Collective and Counter Records. From its minimalist cover to its flurry of endorphin-flooding melodies the record is a widescreen example of how buoyant house beats can make you dance and cry. With over 80 million collective streams, Kasbo has seen tremendous support from Spotify and Apple Music receiving 38 inclusions to Spotify New Music Friday playlists, 170+ additions to Best of the Week on Apple Music and he has been featured on the cover of massive Spotify playlists such as mint & Chill. He was featured in Billboard Dance’s Ones to Watch: April 2018 “His luscious compositions paint sunset sounds that tickle the senses” plus acclaim from The FADER, Complex, High Snobiety, NYLON and more. 2018 also saw Kasbo release a major collaboration with Shallou and an official remix of Ed Sheeran’s “Happier”.

Alongside his debut LP, Garsbo has been applying his vision to an ambitious live show, with packed performances at many 2018 festivals such as Coachella, Hangout Music Festival, Electric Forest, Splendour in the Grass and more. Last year Kasbo finished his debut headline tour which had multiple sold-out legs in North America as well down in Australia. 2019 started by playing his debut EU dates supporting ODESZA and more festival dates in the summer and fall, he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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