K?d. Let’s talk about him. The biggest question most of us have had lately is: where did the 19-year-old producer come from? In all honesty, it genuinely feels like the mastermind producer kind of came out of nowhere. No matter how he got here, we couldn’t be more stoked to see his progress. He was even an honorable mention in the EDM Sauce Editor’s picks for Favorite New Artist of 2016.
After a few expertly crafted, but unofficial remixes started to garner some attention, he’s now here with new music. The first track “Genesis” was released a week ago and it’s making some serious waves. The beginning is quiet and calm with a water drop sound effect that slowly builds into an electronic melody that has you hooked and desperate to follow it all the way through.
With the perfect storm of rippling keys, electronic synths and a future-inspired bass line; the song really does take over you completely. The easiest way I can describe it is, it's like a roller coaster that offers ample amount of risk & adrenaline, but stills takes you from beginning to end without it all being a blur. A listen from start to finish will have you listening on repeat in the least-annoying way possible.
His newest track “Vindicta” was released yesterday and boy, oh, boy, is this a good one too. It’s definitely a bit heavier. More mysterious, dark and ominous. Consider this a beautiful marriage between bass and electro-house.
The beginning starts off quicker and keeps the pace all three minutes. About half way through there is a seductive growl that draws you in and then builds up again, leaving you so anxious for the drop that you may even catch yourself moving your ear closer to the speaker to anticipate what’s going to happen next. Then the menacing voice from Dark Souls III takes over with a monologue that reveals things like “every secret must be unearthed” and then you’re just like “WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Is this a warning to us all? What is life? Where am I?”
So yeah, if these two tracks are any indication of what to expect from k?d this year then 2017 is going to be a hell of a year.