In the days leading up to the release of South Africa’s finest: KaySoul’s Click EP, contemporary house music lovers have been sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation. The EP has everything from funky afro house with a Chicago-styled approach (featuring vocals from Amsterdam-based artist LYMA), to blazing basslines and a trampling kick-snare combo.
There’s even a track that fuses P-funk-ian keyboard oddity with a swing – sure to have everyone moving and grooving to the funk! If you’re looking for Contemporary house music that’ll get your groove on, look no further than SA’s KaySoul and his Click EP!
KaySoul – Click EP.
Johannesburg-based house producer KaySoul is up next on Rotterdam’s Fluid Funk. He’s been gaining notoriety in the scene through releases on Shall Not Fade and Dirt Crew. His sound is a unique blend of afro-futuristic motifs and no-nonsense jacking house vibrations. The “Click EP” is a perfect example of this, with elements of muscular bass music and torrid backroom ambiences.
Click & Of Yore.
Gristly, ovoid subs maintaining a steady pressure are the perfect foundation for the lead-single “Click” feat. LYMA. The vocals are processed with pizzazz and yet remain soulful, thanks to LYMA’s seamless integration of vocal swagger. “Of Yore” is a more jagged slice of future-facing house music, with a seriously fiery mix of blazing basslines and trampling kick-snare combo that goes straight for the jugular. Combined, these tracks show the true potential of the Afro-house genre, injecting it with a healthy dose of playfulness.
Of Yore (Uzu Moon Remix)
His spin on the latter with a laid-back, escapistic impersonation, Uzu Moon has us floating in an ethereal yet dynamic haze of pastel-brushed synth tapestries and LA beat/UK liquid jungle-informed rhythmic salvos, woven along mangled vocal stabs straight out a Sepalcure-esque, breaks-fuelled dream sequence.
KaySoul joins forces with Kurtx on the jolting “Gershwin”, fusing P-funk-ian keyboard oddity with an emphatically lurching cosmo-bop kind of swing that promises to have everyone on their knees. Topping off that bumpy sonic hike, they both bring us back down to earth with a resounding thump.
KaySoul has delivered with his Click EP. This EP has something for everyone, with a blend of funky afro house and contemporary house music that is sure to get your groove on. If you’re looking for Chigago styled afro “broken” house music with a Lo-Fi twist that will have you moving all night long, look no further than SA’s KaySoul and his Click EP!
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