One of techno’s hottest names Citizen Kain celebrates a year of his UNSEEN label with cracking two-tracker ‘Stories’, out August 30th showcasing his explosive genre-bending talents.
UNSEEN is part of the producer’s new high-vis policy after years as the DJ’s DJ, his ‘very fat, high energy’ tracks snapped up for sets by Tale of Us, Maceo Plex, Solomun et al, released by labels like Afterlife, Ellum, ATLANT… and DSP hits, e.g. 80k p.m on Spotify… ‘Stories’ follows previous UNSEEN releases, including his label’s debut, ‘Kiss Me Again’ championed by Tale Of Us, Mind Against, Adriatique and more.
‘Stories’: A full-on, superspeed, power surge of percussion of disorientating variety at the hardcore end of Kain’s sound spectrum, destined to be the frantic heart of many a DJ’s set, leaving clubbers blissfully exhausted – the only respite being the heartfelt vocal and soft woodwind of the breakdown.
‘Lunar’: back to the darkly melodic side as portentous drumbeats punctuate those slow, soul-stirring synth chords joined by rippling arps between swoony, moony breakdowns as spacey SFX evoke sci-fi scenes. There’s an 80’s New Wave footprint on Lunar too.
UNSEEN is already a platform for the likes of Rinzen, Heik and DJ AroZe, and also forms an ironically named banner for Kain’s output which is as far reaching and varied as his global gig roster.
‘Stories’ is out now on UNSEEN. Get it HERE.
Written by: Alejandro Serrano