"Black Sands seamlessly blends synth-tinged bass lines with euphoric piano melodies for a dynamic and magnetic tune" - Wonderland Magazine
Black Sands is the alter-ego recording project of Andrew Balfour, Californian bred producer, creator and collaborator, now based in Amsterdam. The power of collaboration is the soul of Black Sands; a space where creative voices join forces in a common vision and mission to create something larger than the sum of its parts. Contrasting musical perspectives are invited into a sonic collision as Balfour channels his dark rock beats into synthesis with pop, R&B and rock vocal collaborators.
Black Sands is a process of creative osmosis, drawing out fresh but familiar ideas to produce power-house and anthemic tracks from the artists he works with.
Formerly a touring musician with a number of alternative rock bands, Balfour nurtured and developed his sonic palette from a young age, channelling 90’s rock style into a fusion of genres – recalling the sounds of Nine Inch Nails, Muse and Deftones to unite with the contemporary influences of The Weeknd, Billie Eilish and Imagine Dragons. The result is an international collective ricocheting off rock artists in Los Angeles, London and Bogota to creatives in New York, Amsterdam and Berlin, forming a refined and balanced harmonization of rock, pop and R&B.
Black Sands’ upcoming EP ‘Afterglow’ represents the alchemy of this perfect collision; developing from his darker experimental sounds into an upbeat expression of hope riding on modern synthy beats and soaring pop vocals.