Spring hails the return of abstract audio adventurer and HD mainstay KiloWatts. Known for his melodic compositions and logic defying sound manipulations KiloWatts has left his signature on record labels like Om, Mothership, and Thoughtless and has been a huge contributor to the early HD catalog. Earlier this year KiloWatts unleashed his 11th solo artist album Synthetic Vibrations. In common step, the album was a perfect mixture of live piano and a manage of synthetic devices. We fell in love with a b-side with brawn and are excited to offer it to you with two excellent remixes by Houston, Tx’s Josiah Fontenot.
- Renascence (Original Mix)
- Renascence (Josiah Fontenot Remix)
- Renascence (Josiah Fontenot Elektric Remix)
- Sunrise (Original Mix)
Renascence is a rolling slow burn with airy tines that dance into rolling percussion. Funk patterns executed with new guard synths add a natural swing to the build. Attentive patience lures the build into full musical moments. Uplifting pianos and staggered leads swirl into an audio mesh that drifts the listener to conclusion. Josiah takes the tempo faster with a proper 4/4 techno reinvention. Josiah uses the elements to create powerful spaces in the original mix and deliver main floor tool with depth. Josiah’s Elektric Mix dives deeper with electro breaks and washed out accents. Heavy bottom end prevails in this sturdy mover. To close the project out James has offered us a pensive ambient piece with delayed droplets and mounting symphonics with Sunrise.
Look for Jamie’s 12th full length project this summer on this bandcamp page.
Dj Nova – The haunted sound of the Original is the one for me here. Its lo-fi sketches of house moves somewhere 100% SILK, chilled house and today’s electronica. Josiah Fontenot suprise us once again. His remix focus on lead raw-piano and the emblazed pseudo Afro guitar riff over the techno high hats is not an everyday story. On his Elektric Remix offers a kind of more mellow frame, an electro journey one. On ”Sunrise” which is running out the release, a track that soudned so similar with the main tune the sound touches the ambient (drone) experimentalism.
Robot84 (Paper Recordings) – “The original has a great vibe, I love it. Would sound great in the sunshine.”
Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros) – “Great for a beach party, if we get any.”
Joe Silva (Purespace) – “Original and remixes are all superbly done.”
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar) – “Full love for the original mix.”
Rune Lindbæk (Drum Island Records) – “Sunrise is well Balearic.”
Jean Jérome (Kut ‘N’ Paste) – “Beautiful!”
DJ Doubles (Freestyle Fusion show) – “Deep thrills in a very diverse package. This is top notch.”
Andrew Duke (Andrew Duke In The Mix) – “Josiah’s remixes are great.”
Taigo Onez (Bang Le’ Dex) – “This is such a gorgeous release. Full support!”
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show / Fluke) – “Lovely, accomplished selection here. I am going with the original just because I love the fact it put a smile on my face, jazzy and wonky…what a great combination coming in a close second is the Elektrik Remix.”