KiNK presents Home! This aptly titled EP is the debut release on the newborn label Sofia. Founded by Strahil Velchev and Konstantin Petrov, Sofia is not only the physical location where this music was made, the city where they met and developed as artists, but also a paradox that is reflected in the art and music that comes from the place. Beautiful and ugly at the same time, clean and dirty, brutal as well as romantic, it’s a place where aesthetically seemingly incompatible styles come together in a twisted, yet unifying form. The photographs for the sleeves are made by influential local selector DJ Valentine, effortlessly capturing the local reality.
Those pieces of a paradox also are reflected in the music. The typical fine-grit of KiNK’s production skills meets his love for the elements of surprise and the classic building blocks and plaster of house and techno to create something that is very much his own, while breathing the spirit of early days and pioneering times. Hinged just before and after peak time, the tracks on this EP are cohesive, made to last and rounded off by the contemplativeness of yet another collaboration with Rachel Row called „The Beauty“. The first of many to come. And as always: Remember the future!
Dan Snaith hits us with straight up summer heaters here, IN SEASON and in unreal 24-bit/96kHZ quality. Daphni's been bringing joy to dancefloors and souls since before Ye Ye at Plastic People, with tightly produced albums in Jiaolong and Joli Mai, and now with this EP, edits in the style he's been making and playing as a DJ for years. He must have hundreds of them and hopefully he'll drop more given the crazy response from the people. Straight up SIZZLING, and the way you do, thank you. Edward