The revered DJ duo are back to doing what they do best
Austrian production duo Klangkarussell return with their uplifting new single ‘Roads Of Gold’, out 10th August on their own label Bias Beach Records.
‘Roads Of Gold’ is a soulful deep house anthem, pairing brooding bass with a soaring vocal line. “Feel like I’m comin’, the road so gold / the light in your castle is burnin’ low”, goes the central hook from featured US vocalist Redward Martin, as the percussion gradually intensifies and uplifting piano chords enter the mix. After a delicately plucked guitar and acapella breakdown, the track builds to a crescendo that cuts to the soul.
Klangkarussell are back in control. As younger men, this Austrian duo wrote ‘Sonnentanz’, a track that went on to be a global, chart topping hit. That naturally took the old Salzburg school friends in a certain direction – which, in the excitement of the moment, they were happy to embrace – but it was always at the whim of others rather than in pursuit of their own musical vision.
Now they’re doing things on their own terms, and on their own label – Bias Beach Records – an imprint that has so far seen the release of twelve Klangkarussell singles since September 2019 (‘Comoros’; ‘Ghostkeeper feat. GIVVEN’; ‘Shipwreck’; ‘My World’; ‘Follow feat. GIVVEN’; ‘Plastic’; ‘Air’, ‘Home’, ‘This Love’, ‘Calling Out Your Name feat. Mando Diao’, ‘I Feel Fine’ and latest track, ‘Sight Of You feat. LissA’). Together, this run of releases has so far accrued an astonishing 200 million streams.
Despite the fact that they have been making music together for a decade, they now have a renewed sense of purpose, energy and inspiration. Throughout their careers, the pair have always been masters of emotion. That emotion has been underpinned by a wide variety of rhythms, but always offered proper structure, and is amplified by Klangkarussell’s trademark synth work. Their DJ sets have remained in demand over the years, which is a testament to the effect they have on crowds everywhere from Phonox and XOYO in London to clubs across the rest of Europe and as far afield as US and Colombia.
‘Roads Of Gold’ is the sound Klangkarussell in their element: making their trademark synth-driven house music with a renewed sense of creativity and purpose.