kLL sMTH - Serendipitous Travels
Date: Jun 19, 2012 (Tuesday)By: Jordan Calvano
Kris Edland states that his “Sole mission in life is to keep your ears listening, your brain thinking, your hearts radiating, and most of all, your booty shakin.” Well after hearing his newest release, it should go without saying that he has accomplished this goal.
The producer out of Colorado better known as kLL sMTH (pronounced Kill Smith) is a wizard when it comes to mixing up magical potions of effervescent dub lines and glitched out soundscapes to create dynamic tunes that are just waiting to be dumped on a raging crowd. His hand crafted tracks show a meticulous attention to detail, which all contain numerous amounts of layers that combine perfectly at they progress. This can be experienced on his Groundscore release, which features contagious original cuts along with tenacious remixes of classic songs from artists like Excision and NiT GriT.
On his Simplify Recordings debut, Serendipitous Travels, we bear witness as Edland unleashes a series of rowdy tracks that each feature their own unique groove and presence.
“Semantik Blockage” is an energetic anthem that strikes the listener’s dome with chopped up vocal samples that riddle their way throughout the track’s monstrous instrumentations. This release shows a huge improvement for the talent musician, as he adds to the constantly flowing collection of must have releases from Simplify.
“Whoa Bro” features gentle dub lines that jump in-between quick paced synth bursts, that together combine to create a musical thrill ride that is comparable to a high flying rollercoaster.
“Crossing Paths” is a bubbly tune that that contains glitched out synth smacks and the production of fellow Simplify artist iONik, while the appropriately dubbed tune “Rhombo-Gyrational-Unobladdum” is a beastly track filled with high-pitched tones and bubbly background sounds that will have any listener going wild.
Serendipitous Travels is a phenomenal release from a young musician who seems to be progressing at an incredible rate with each track he unloads from his arsenal. Be sure to keep an out for him, ‘cause the sky is undoubtedly the limit.