D.K. | Riding For A Fall

D.K.

riding for a fall


Label: Antinote
Cat No: ATN048

Status: LANDED

12" balearic electronic house


TRACKLIST

01. Voices
02. Shoubuari *Battle*
03. Riding For A Fall

RELEASE NOTES

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…

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…