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artist:D.K.
title:

RIDING FOR A FALL EP

label:ANTINOTE (FR)

1,960ĪŖ


A1 Voices
B1 Shoubuari (Battle Mix)
B2 Riding For A Fall

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Is another EP from D.K. about to land on Antinote while the first one has been announced only a month ago? Well, this looks very much like a series and – spoiler alert – Riding For A Fall EP is the second installment in a trilogy. With a BPM crossing the 120 line on 2 out of 3 tracks, there°«s little doubt that this second 12°… is also meant to be played in a club environment. The 9:37 min long Voices sprawls over the whole A-side. Like many productions stamped °»D.K.°…, the structure is linear only in appearance: it winds up and down between fantasized exotic landscapes, digital plug-ins mimicking °»far east°… instruments that are barely recognizable. It gets even snakier with the Samurai Showdown-inspired Shoubuari (Battle): pixel swords brushing past our ears, martial drumming and menacing synths (D.K., were you the kind of kid who owned a Neo Geo?) - it°«s pretty obvious that we°«re in the world of SNK°«s legendary fighting game. Things calm down with Riding For A Fall: less button-mashing, more concentration as we°«re witnessing the sacred martial art known as Street Fighter°«s quarter circles°ń But enough with these video game metaphors! No need to be a pro-gamer to enjoy this piece of music. It°«s sad & slow house music with a cinematographic quality – and, perhaps, the most moving moment in this series of 12°…. To be continued°ń

A1 Voices


B1 Shoubuari (Battle Mix)


B2 Riding For A Fall

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