KOAN SOUND & ASA TO RELEASE THEIR SANCTUARY EP ON OCTOBER 22 VIA OWSLA AND INSPECTED RECORDS
The lush strings and live drum groove of the title track provide a fluid and emotive opening to the EP before ‘Starlite’ comes in balancing its sombre piano line and shimmering synths against a skittering drum & bass rhythm and warped bassline, while on ‘This Time Around’ Koo joins KOAN Sound & Asa contributing her velveteen vocals to their intricate production. ‘Fuego’ takes a more dance floor-facing but no less unique approach with its bright synth hooks, chopped vocals and skippy percussion before ‘Tetsuo’s Redemption’ completes the EP on a darker note, playing it out on its whip-crack drums and fierce low-end energy.
Over the last five years, KOAN Sound have consistently proved themselves to be a unique talent. Working on a string of releases with OWSLA and Inspected they have continued to focus and evolve their sound, following their Beatport topping Funk Blaster EP with the acclaimed The Adventures of Mr Fox EP late last year. They are currently in the middle of a North American tour alongside Bassnectar. Fellow Bristolian producer Asa has also been making a strong name for himself over the last few years with a slew of productions that run the gamut of sounds from grime to electronica, drawn together by his consistent ear for detail and quality.
Following a year of work, their collaboration has now come to fruition on the Sanctuary EP, and the results are outstanding.
Sanctuary EP Tracklist
3. This Time Around ft. Koo
5. Tetsuo’s Redemption
This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.