k?d Connects With Yadosan on Explosive Electropop Collaboration “PROTECT ME” for HARD Recs

The dynamic producer releases an explosive collaboration alongside Japanese club producer Yadosan.

Dance music virtuoso k?d links up with Japan’s rising talent Yadosan on their kinetic collaboration “PROTECT ME,” the latest single taken from the former’s forthcoming body of work for HARD Recs. 

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Bridging two phenomenal talents from opposite sides of the Pacific, “PROTECT ME” finds Floridian producer k?d sourcing the talents of Japanese club-faring artist Yadoson to carry out one of the most explosive tracks featured on his highly anticipated album thus far. Steeped in adoration, the track floats around a fluffy falsetto that fawns over the handler of her heart. The lyrical musings are aching for a sense of safekeeping, which arrive through a wave of euphoria elicited by its spry piano stabs, ethereal melodies and resounding plucks. The piece eventually erupts into galloping psy-infused basslines and fluttering vox phrases that bring the boasting up to its highest heart-racing potential. 

Yadosan is a bubbling talent who has been clawing his way across the international trap and jersey club scene with a string of bootlegs and remixes that have been shaking up the internet over the last few years. In 2021, he graced one of the Insomniac Music Group catalogs with his remix of Ma-Less and G-Buck’s “OMG” collab, which was featured on the JSTJR’s ‘Group Chat Volume 5’ label compilation. 

One step at a time, k?d has been creeping closer and closer towards the finish line of his debut artist album. He’s already blown through a wide range of influences since the singles started to roll out at the top of the year. Pulling bits and pieces from moody trap, steamy breakbeat, intimate K-pop, and beyond, there has been a globe-trotting sensibility evident across his preceding singles, including “THREE IN THE MORNING” alongside Cecilia Gault, “IF THIS IS A DREAM,” “RETURN TO NOTHINGNESS,” and “FLOW IN YOU” with June One Kim

On this latest collaboration in-tandem with Japanese producer Yadosan, the ever-impressive k?d adds yet another layer to a full-length that transcends both boundaries and borders. 

k?d and Yadosan’s new single “PROTECT ME” is available on all platforms via HARD RECS. 

More About HARD Recs

Renowned for curating the most cutting-edge lineups, HARD has solidified itself as a cultural institution within the live events space by continuously staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving dance scene. In 2018, they extended this forward-thinking ethos into their first compilation album, ‘HARD Summer 2018,’ an 18-track package aimed at showcasing the most sought-after sounds in house, techno, bass, trap and hip-hop music. With the launch of their very own HARD Recs imprint, they are providing a platform for the artists sprawled across their many stages at HARD Summer, Holy Ship!, and Day of the Dead. As its first full-fledged artist signing, they recruited UK powerhouse JOYRYDE, who has since released a string of high-octane singles, which eventually led up to his massive debut studio album, ‘BRAVE.’ Good Times Ahead (fka GTA) has graced the catalog with 2019’s ‘Good Times Bad Times at Hard Summer’ mixtape, featuring a star-studded roster that brought together high-profile acts such as Flosstradamus, What So Not, and more. Grammy-nominated sensation Wuki has also been enlisted to the roster, with respective singles featuring Diplo, Snappy Jit, Stoppa, and Juvenile leading up to the forthcoming release of his debut studio album. The most recent artist invited to join the ranks is Portuguese bass music maestro HOLLY. With many more new signings coming down the pipeline, HARD Recs will remain dedicated to its mission of shining a light on established legends and on-fire newcomers alike from all across the spectrum of contemporary music.  

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