Growing up on a steady diet of reggae and acid house, former bassist of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Caan Capan recently embarked on his brave new, eponymously titled solo career.
Recoiling from the limelight after the sudden and tragic loss of former Ou Est frontman and band mate Charlie Haddon, electronic artist Caan Cappan went back to the studio to channel his energies creatively. Born and based in Camden and close friends with local, mainstream talents Man Like Me, Dappy and Fazer, his social circle were left devastated and in shock by Charlie’s suicide backstage at Belgium pop festival Pukklepop over two years ago. Stepping out of the scene to try and understand what new direction he wanted to take with the music after the group disbanded, a fresh new sound began to emerge the more Caan experimented with various equipment. ’Every Little Thing’, the name of his debut single, is where he ended up; a bass-heavy, electronic pop noir orchestra of sounds. Signed to Camouflage Records and heavily supported by Mary Anne Hobbs, Caan has created a niche genre all of his own which pays tribute to the poignant, signature melodies of his former band’s anthems. i-D online dropped by Caan’s place to hear the fruits of his latest labour.
Text: Milly McMahon
Video: Asylum Films
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