BECKO has announced the release of his ‘90s inspired album PRESENT DAY // PRESENT TIME, releasing on April 21, 2023 is now available for pre-order from FiXT.
PRESENT DAY // PRESENT TIME is chaos refined as the album follows the story of a young man living in a dark futuristic society with the added caveat of having Dissociative Identity Disorder. The entire concept of the song and the album harkens back to late 90’s music and gaming when the internet was first getting traction, and anime like Iain, Evangelion, and Trigun, were exploring very dark and deep concepts.
Musically the album covers the gamut of genres from Alternative Rock, Grunge, and Emo to IDM, Trance, Breakbeat, and Trap. Each release peels back another layer of the dark story as you follow the white rabbit down the dark hole. Featuring contributions from the defiant Hoshikuma Minami of DEATHNYANN, post-hardcore artist Tired Violence, and SubTrailss. PRESENT DAY // PRESENT TIME also features the unique vocals of a digital character known as A.I.KA00 who sings alongside Becko throughout the track. “HYPNOTIZED” (feat. A.I.KA00).
Dropping with the pre-order announcement is “LOSTBOI” an alternative, IDM, Trance fused single. Heavy rhythms oscillate with Becko’s signature screaming vocals for an ominous soundscape in the next chapter of the PRESENT DAY // PRESENT TIME story.
“This song is an EDM 90’s vibe song with a sad lyrics on it,” explains Becko. “The verses are hyper pop-ish metal.”
Releases from the album have already gained traction across multiple platforms with “EAT ME, DRINK ME!” landing on Spotify’s All New Metal and Rock The World, “Reb00t Myself” hitting Spotify’s Alternative Metal, All New Metal, and Misfits 2.0. “Home” landing both Spotify’s Rocktronic playlist and Yandex’s Just Rock It. Becko also created a well received remix of Mice & Men’s “Mosaic” which landed on Spotify’s All New Metal list.
Marco Calanca of post-hardcore band Hopes Die Last, created Becko as a solo project, uniting influences of EDM, Hip-Hop, Industrial, and Emo-Rock.
With previous releases under his belt with labels ranging from Warner Italy and Universal Italy, to Monstercat, Lowly Palace, and Smash the House since 2014, Becko found a new home in early 2020, signing a multi-album deal with the independent, artist-owned/operated USA-based electronic-rock label FiXT, founded by genre-pioneering artist & producer Klayton (Celldweller, Circle of Dust).
In 2020, Becko released the full-length album INNER SELF, as a triumphant fusion of trap & metal. In 2021 Becko released a flurry of singles including “Darkest Days” which was produced by Mike Shinoda all on the path leading up to the release of his second full-length trap-metal album with FiXT, You Are (Not) Alone, which dropped in early 2022. Becko introduced his latest 90s-inspired concept album PRESENT DAY // PRESENT TIME releasing on April 21, 2023.