With only two fresh years in the scene, 19-year-old pluko (real name Sam Martinsen) has gone from bedroom producer to main stage act. Hailing from the small town of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Martinsen released his first full-length album with 2018’s sixteen via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective and joined the dance duo at their annual Red Rocks show. The following year saw the independent release of CLASS XIX and the formation of his own record label and collective, dubbed Splendid Society.
Now the rising electronic producer returns to share his new single, “blessings,” featuring Nate Traveller. The track glitters with imagination and forward-thinking production techniques as pluko continually pushes the boundaries of what electronic music is, creating colorful records that feel authentic and fresh.
“I have never been more excited about a release as I have been for this one,” pluko writes of the new single. “I have finally reached the point in my musical career where I feel 100% confident in my work and in my sound. I’m so happy to be able to share this with you.”
With plenty of infectious releases and festival performances planned for this year, pluko is a name that is sure to dominate the electronic genre and beyond.