Today, September 2nd rising NZ electronic music producer/songwriter duo Kédu Carlö share their ‘Alien Fempire’ EP, out on EMK, the electronic music platform launched by Kartel Music Group.
Following up on the recent release of the playful 90’s rave and acid house influenced cut ‘Coochie’, ‘Alien Fempire’ perfectly showcases the duo’s future-facing club sound. Opening the six-track EP with the raw techno cut ‘Intergalactica’, Kédu Carlö set the tone for the rest of the release, a body of work blending together their love for late 80s/90’s rave culture, acid house and techno, and featuring their trademark cool irreverence and undeniable production skills.
The focus track of the EP, ‘Ground CTRL’, is a moody and dramatic number unleashing punchy and dynamic energy. The duo effectively deliver a hyper-percussive cut experimenting with intricate rhythms and exhaustive textures. The use of warm jazz synth chords works to create a spirited soundscape for the wandering star-trek-esque lead synth to explore and dominate.
Included in the EP is also a club version of lead single ‘Coochie’, which turns the undeniable catchy bassline, main acid house line, alien led synths and vocoder vocals of the original cut into a bouncy dancefloor burner.
Talking about their collaborative production process, the duo says: “Our production process is very collaborative, and goes back and forth a lot with Carly adding percussion elements and Jess adding melodic until the track is at a point where we can start thinking about vocals. Our monologues are always written together and are usually an amalgamation of things said over a conversation. We try to include as much humour and personality in them as we can, building a unique and captivating persona”.
Kédu Carlö is the moniker of New Zealand based electronic producers, multi instrumentalists and songwriters Jess Penson and Carly Gill. With Jess on vocals and synths, Carly on drums and percussion, the duo crafts intricate electronic music with nods to Chicago house, acid, techno, electro and breaks. Their constantly evolving live set-up features an array of gear – from analogue synths to drum machines and sequencers, acoustic drums, Ableton and CDJs – the two long term friends have already made a name for themselves with their Ableton Live production tutorials publications such as Attack Magazine. Punching into the NZ scene as tastemakers and one-to-watch creatives, their melodic experimentation and irreverent lyricism have firmly established them as one of the most sought after live electronic music acts.
|‘ALIEN FEMPIRE’ EP TRACKLISTING|
|Coochie (Single Version)|
|Coochie (Club Version)|
|Don’t Call me On My Birthday|
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