silent strike

Most people know me for my intense love of EDM, but what a lot of people don’t know is that I also have a serious passion for classical music. I’ve been playing the violin for 11 years now and that’s where a lot of my musical knowledge stems from, so whenever a track pops up that somehow finds a way to intertwine the two vastly different genres, a part of me dies and goes to heaven. And that’s exactly what happened when Deasupra by Silent Strike came onto my radar.

The Romanian DJ’s haunting song starts out with something along the lines of a bass clarinet sound, adding instruments in one by one until Deasupra becomes a full-fledged electronic symphony about 45 seconds in. As the track progresses, Silent Strike’s Romanian heritage starts to shine and the melody develops a distinct southeastern European sound. The slow BPM, minor key, and haunting whisper throughout the track give it a spooky vibe that sounds like it belongs in a soundtrack for some cartoon about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow or something. Whatever this track makes you think of, there’s no denying that it’s extremely unique as well as super catchy.

Hi, I’m Anna and I currently split my time between Boston (where I’m majoring in journalism at Emerson College) and my hometown of Chicago. Music has always been a huge part of my life, but I first really got into electronic music after seeing Pretty Lights perform at Lollapalooza in 2011. Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with finding the best new (and old) electronic songs and DJs.