This week, we’ve found ourselves drawn in by the soul of a true artist. Our #MCM is Ensh, a man as unique as the music he creates.
Ensh has lived and traveled around the world, and recently relocated back to the Toronto area to further his opportunities in the music industry. But while he may be setting some career driven roots here, Ensh generally exists as a man in motion. While he’s called both Toronto and Belgrade, Serbia, home at one point or another, Ensh has constantly toured, taking his unforgettable live show on the road. He’s played notable festivals including Dev9t, Electric Picnic Festival and the award-winning Exit Festival.
As an artist that steers clear of mainstream tendencies, Ensh is never afraid to gracefully dance past musical stereotypes and make bold statements. His strongest weapons are powerful imagery and introspective lyrics, resulting in thought provoking musical creations. His live shows and music are nothing short of electric, with deep bass, eccentric imagery and infectious, yet unconventional hooks all throughout his sets. Influenced by some of today’s most eclectic artists, Ensh will easily impress fans of Bjork, Depeche Mode and Death Grips.
In his own words, Ensh’s latest single “Gender Bending” is a “take on toxic masculinity/patriarchy and the like.” Since the release of his first EP Belgrade, Ensh has continued to evolve his music, imagery and lyrical influence. “Gender Bending” is the first of multiple new tracks being penned for his 2017 EP, and will be the follow-up to his 2016 album Both Of Them Milenko.
Ensh will be taking to the road again in support of the single and his recent album Both Of Them Milenko. Check out tour dates below.
Sarcastic, smart and surreal, embrace the unexpected and join us in crushing on Ensh!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Their sociopolitical and economic leanings. Nothing gets me hotter than marxist readings of contemporary culture.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
I used to think it was smoking… but over time I’ve realized that my biggest deal breaker is bigotry and willful ignorance.
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
Extended musings on ways to dismantle white supremacy, heteronormativity and patriarchy keep the spark going in my relationship.
Describe your love life in one word
What’s your definition of romance
I think mutual understanding of needs is key. There’s no point in engaging in capitalist endeavours like expensive candlelit dinners and the purchasing of useless material goods if all your partner is interested in is dismantling the oppressive structures of the neoliberal system we are currently enslaved by.