KDA; the producer that for decades largely let his music do the talking; often veiled within London’s underground elite before invading the radio airwaves in 2015 has a certain knack for delivering careful and deliberate club records loaded with charm and attitude.
The versatile DJ/Producer delivers his first track of 2019 with “Sex Magick” and promises a fully loaded EP to follow.
From Billboard Dance hit “Just Say ft. Tinashe” and “Hate ft Patrick Cash” – the underground bullet that reflected on various forms of “Hate” from homophobia and xenophobia through to his platinum selling debut “Turn the Music Louder”, KDA’s production aesthetic comes from a man who takes his music seriously. Never one to have trouble translating even his most harmonious and often vocal-driven ideas into a thumping slice of dance floor action.
Bumpin’ house elements take centre stage, with “Sex Magick’ indicating his respect for not only the complexity of House music’s rich history but the demands of its dance floors. The club-primed track is stacked high with his signature mechanized momentum that has seen all of his records find the perfect balance between rigor and raucousness.
Absorbing those formative years spent on London’s club scene, KDA’s musical influences span from Matthew Herbert to Astrid, Gilberto via Jill Scott, so it may be no surprise that his remix output is equally as eclectic with highlights including Sia ft Kendrick Lamar, Metronomy ft. Robyn, CHVRCHES, London Grammar, Cassius, Alma, C Duncan and Bronski Beat. In return, KDA has received remixes from the likes of Maya Jane Coles,Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, Moby, Faithless, Kink and Dense & Pika.
Equipped with an uncompromising and imposing discography, KDA resumes his studio ascent this summer aimed at the club setting, where his breadth of experience in the DJ booth playing at some of Europe’s most respected clubbing institutions is rich. From London’s Fabric, Printworks and Tobacco Dock to Ibizan institutions Ushuaïa, Amnesia, the dearly-departed Space or even the infamous ice cream van at DC10, the energy of such spaces translates directly into KDA’s productions; his new track is thankfully and by no surprise is no exception to this.
As his first production of 2019, KDA’s “Sex Magick”, tells us that not only does he know what great dance music sounds like, but delivers proof he can consistently make it himself.
KDA – Sex Magick is out now via The 35 Records/ [PIAS]