Let’s remind ourselves of this gem from Kovas from last year. It’s a selection of works from kovas’ vaults from 2006-2009, and is a electronic flow through the darklands of his imagination.
He says: “I look at Timeframe as my long overdue debut album. It’s 17 tracks, including a few interludes that I had been working on for a couple of years, here and there. It got to a point where I realised I had a body of work which was coherent enough to put out as a single piece.
“The mood is mostly sinister, and at times downbeat. For some reason I just don’t tend to write euphoric, or uplifting songs. I like the darkness, I like tunes to have space to breath and I think that comes through in this.
Standout tracks include True Force and the Blanket, both from 2006.
Kovas says: ”I suppose The Blanket was me testing out a mood than some would describe as post dubstep, its a real nightcrawler and has tons of atmosphere. “
There are a few tracks on the mix that made it onto other projects. Cutt (track 6) featured on the 13 Point Shuriken Hur this (track 12) was on Benevolent Beats and God’s plan (track 3) was on 64:1
So, our boy KT is set for another UK final, following on from his recent appearence at the UK DMC‘s. This time he’s in the Red Bull 3style final.
Here’s the scoop from his blog:
“Last week Redbull‘s international DJ comp rolled into Cardiff for the South west leg of their UK Tour. Headed by Kissy Sellout, the competion focus more on mixing and tune selection than your normal DJ battle. If anything its quite a refreshing alternative to the head to head turntablist battle. The rules are as follows, play a minimum of 3 genres over 15 minutes, Djs are marked on crowd response record selection and technical ability.”
He continues: “I was up first. I had planned my set over two days and hit it almost perfectly. With few people in the club there was little crowd response so I managed to get through on technical ability and tune selection.
“So I am through to the UK final in Koko’s London
on the 17th of November. If anyone would like to come down I have a number of concessions guest list places, email me and I will put you on the list. Hit him up through his blog
He says he’ll post a vid of his performance soon.
Cover art by Remi/Rough
Here is the quite delicious cover art for the fifth 64 bar mix. Thanks to Remi/Rough for his efforts