Kompakt welcomes one of their local Cologne heroes, Jonathan Kaspar. They’ve appreciated him from afar for some time now thanks to his releases on Crosstown Rebels, Pets Recordings, Ouie and of course our own KX imprint. His single Renard was a highlight of their recently released TOTAL 19 collection, so it was time to make their relationship official with a 4 track EP.
Opener Kern leads with layers of melodic synths power charged around a playful house rhythm. For the digital release he offers up a Percussion Edit that is intended to bring more depth to the charge.
Zentrum is for that peak time pace… elevating melodies caress a swelling mid-tempo beat. Not to mention one of the biggest breakdown’s we’ve had the pleasure to listen in some time. We move to Licht which literally sounds like it soars, then back to earth comes Kante – the most techno inspired track of the EP – an oscillating synth rips through solid low end bass frequencies – with Jonathan Kaspar skillfully demonstrating prime time, peak and valley production.
Kante EP brings out his emotive, high energy style of writing and producing in a means that could be pointed to as his best work to date.