Published: March 14, 2014
By: Anand Harsh
It's coming out April 1st, but it ain't no joke. The brand new KOAN Sound EP, Dynasty, restates the duo's position as banner-holder for OWSLA's glitch-hop division. Jim Bastow and Will Weeks are redefining future funk with each track on this album. A little disco, a little glitch, plenty of retro sounds, and warm, organic drums. You can really sink your teeth into each clip, but it's infuriating to only get a taste when your ears want more and more. Whereas the Sanctuary EP with Asa was quiet and relfective, this new one is a bit more brash, more bold. But there's no false bravado, Bastow and Weeks are the vanguards in this realm, and in a fortnight, people are going to see why. The pair hits the road with Minnesota for a month at the end of April.