Things have been heating up on Lee Burridge’s smouldering Get Weird label in the last year. Picking up serious momentum with a consistent flow dispatches from the likes of Dance Spirit, Hauy, Superlounge, Tim Green and more, each release has been a startling jolt from the all-too-comfortable road-middle into more diverse, uncharted pastures deep in the sweet spot between house, techno and electronica.
This next release from brand new artist Kaled is certainly no exception. Get Weird? Get to know…
Tunisian Kaled shows depth, range and rudiments beyond his early-man status. A deep musical spirit with a penchant for poignancy, taste for theatre and strong sense of restraint, there’s a timeless evocative feel running throughout each of these three unhurried, subtly-orchestrated gems.
‘The Field & The Sun’ sets the scene; a palpitating progressive beat is laced with strident string strikes that build layer upon layer, creating a cushion for a goosebump-inducing late-entering piano line. ‘Nemo’, meanwhile, finds itself in the midst of another swooning set of strings. Ignited by a percussive pebbledash and leading with the distinctive middle eastern instrumentation, the backbone is maintained by a devilishly simple and hypnotic synth riff that holds everything together.
Quite whether you’ll be able to hold yourself together during the finale ‘Midnight Sun’ is another question. A powerful, mourning stomper that really pulls with its pink sky melancholy, slow-burning string chords, rising synth line and subtle counter melodies, it’s that unifying set-piece you didn’t even know you were looking for.
Classy, measured, dramatic; ‘The Field & The Sun’ is a confident opening move that leaves us wanting more. Get Weird? Get involved…
Published: 11th May 2017