Kai EP by AKKAN
La Belle Records welcome back AKKAN for a new EP that will land one year after their last on the label, this time with remixes from the excellent Inigo Vontier and El Buho.
AKKAN is the Barcelona based production partnership between prolific natives BeGun and Ocellot. They came together after a magic mushroom psychotropic journey in the Kalahari Desert and that is reflected in their sounds which build on idiosyncratic and trippy melodies and ethnic rhythms.
Fantastic opener "Kai" is another enthralling trip into occult sounds, organic percussive patterns, and colorful synth lines. The rolling drums set the groove with the elastic chords and nagging drones hook you in as bird calls bring an open-air feel.
On the flip, the brilliant "Yuri" sinks down into a spellbinding deep house groove with rubbery kicks, jumbled percussion, and nocturnal pads that are majestic and arresting. It speaks to psychedelic desert trips and will stand out in any setting.
El Buho is the Paris based producer from Wonderwheel Recordings who mixes up Latin American rhythms, digital effects, and a world of found sounds and instruments into a superbly slow-motion beatdown track. Elastic bass is strung between lazy kicks as cosmic keys drift up through the mix, making for a dreamy, organic, and soothing cut. Next up scene-defining Mexican artist Inigo Vontier from labels like Turbo Recordings, Correspondant, and My Favorite Robot remixes the same track into something equally magical. It is roomy and organic, with shimmering chords and suggested rhythms sucking you in and carrying you away.
AKKAN - Kai EP
Release Date January 2019
Label La Belle Records
3. Kai (El Buho remix)
4. Kai (Inigo Vontier remix)