Driving forward from the announcement of their forthcoming ‘PolyRhythmic’ LP on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth imprint, Kate Simko and Tevo Howard are known for creating out of the box and genre-bending productions. Now, the native Chicagoans proudly announce their ‘Theme Track EP,’ giving music lovers a taste of things to come from the album.
Both Kate and Tevo grew up on house music and their collaboration stays true to their roots whilst bringing a contemporary twist. Their signature classic sound shines brightly through each production. The opening track ‘PolyRhythmic Theme’ does exactly that. A groove-ridden bass line, coupled with a driving electro synth, mingles with recordings of people on the street near Tevo’s studio in Chicago.
Tevo’s classic Roland programming and Kate’s melodic synth melodies are ever present throughout the EP, highlighted perfectly in ‘No Regrets’. Featuring vocalist Baz from Pirupa, the track’s keep-it-real lyrics and hypnotic harmonies bring a new dimension to the PolyRhythmic project. Inspired by the iconic Chicago imprint Prescription Records, ‘No Regrets’ is a standout track from the forthcoming album.
Closing the EP in the spirit of PolyRhythmic, renowned New York producer Fred P (aka Black Jazz Consortium) delivers a masterful remix of ‘PolyRhythmic Theme’. Fred, a former roommate of Tevo’s in Berlin, has established himself as one of the most respected players in house music. Taking his time on this remix, he’s delivered an artful dance floor jam already earning incredibly enthusiastic DJ feedback. An eight-minute journey, the rework of ‘PolyRhythmic Theme’ takes the listener from sparse 808 grooves to powerful high rising synth peaks fluttering throughout the track.
Kate and Tevo form a natural alliance, which captures their versatility as artists. Combining their mutual passions for music and homage to their Chicago roots, ‘Theme Track’ once again reiterates that the duo are strongly at the forefront of a fresh wave of innovative and dynamic producers. This release marks another chapter in the eclectic collaboration of Kate Simko and Tevo Howard, moving us closer to their eagerly anticipated album out this September on Last Night On Earth.
Published: 9th July 2015