First Listen: Konec ‘Futures EP’ // Out 28th May on Firepower Records
Release Date: 28th May 2013
Up next on Firepower, the label is turning to the other side of the Atlantic with a new four-track EP by 19 year-old producer Konec from Southampton, UK. Already sparking serious interest with his earlier productions such as ‘Immortal’ and ‘Forever’, the new ‘Futures EP’ is set to cast him firmly into the spotlight. Opening the EP, the titular track’s panoramic soundscapes and winding melodies set the scene for proceedings, carried off into the night by a fierce drum & bass rhythm and warped bassline. Konec then teams up with singer Anna Yvette on ‘The Void’ for the first of two collaborations on the EP. Showcasing a different shade to his productions, the track’s deep subs and shimmering chords blend with Yvette’s yearning vocals on this emotive slow burner. Up next ‘Kill City’ is pure impact, blending the 808 swagger of trap with rolling 8-bit arpeggios and choice vocal shouts. To complete the EP, Konec teams up with friend and collaborator xKore on ‘Railgun’, a track as mercilessly ferocious as its title may suggest. Calling upon hardstyle for inspiration, it’s propulsive 4×4 skeleton drives a booming bassline and flailing synths built for destruction. Showcasing a talent way beyond his years, ‘Futures’ is a bold statement from Konec. Bringing both depth and diversity to the four tracks on offer here, it is no wonder so much attention is starting to come his way.
2.The Void ft. Anna Yvette
4.Railgun ft. xKore
Preview ‘Kill City’:
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