‘The Melon Maestro’ strikes again with a solid production with AUSTN. To be honest, I had to play this song several times to understand its ambiance. Compared to Steve’s other songs this one doesn’t sound that cheerful, but this teamup was a great idea. AUSTN sings about a difficult dilemma in love. You can hear that every element wants to tell you that story which comes straight from his heart. Awesome vibe, more collabs please! AUSTN was unknown to me, but I’m sure I won’t forget his name. His EP/album ‘In Betweenin’ is superb! These songs show his high-level ability to create records with acoustic and electronic instruments.
About Steve, last year I had an interview with him. Strange Fruits was not even a year old and he told me about his plans for the future: becoming a ‘household name’ in the top 5 labels. Look what he has achieved already: millions of streams (maybe a billion?!), a team of artists to be jealous of and he’s teasing Strange Fruits fashion stuff. For Strange Fruits counts: the sky is the limit. I really like the attitude to sign artists ‘without even an Instagram page’, because music counts! Way to go Steve Void!