Spring hails the return of abstract audio adventurer and Harmonious Discord 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. He’s also 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 menagerie of synthetic devices. HD fell in love with the b-side track “Renascence” and are excited to offer it with two excellent remixes by Houston’s Josiah Fontenot.
“Renascence” is a rolling, slow burn with airy tines that dance into steady percussion. Funk patterns executed with new guard synths add a natural swing to the build. Attentive patience lures the listener into full musical moments. Uplifting pianos and staggered leads swirl into an audio mesh that drifts to conclusion. Josiah Fontenot takes the tempo faster with a proper 4-on-the-floor techno reinvention. Josiah uses the elements to create powerful spaces in the original mix and delivers a 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 “Sunshine,” a pensive ambient piece with delayed droplets and mounting symphonics.
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.”