Review: DJ Kaos seems to keep Jolly Jams' most "hush-hush" material for the label's occasional Promo Only series. There's plenty to get excited about on this latest digital installment. For example, you'll struggle to find a more on-point early Chicago house edit than Baffopizza's sterling, gospel-tinged effort - all sweaty, jackin' beats, chunky bass and swirling vocal samples - though Kaos's own effort, a deliciously druggy, basement-bothering affair - pushes it close. Pete Herbert's contribution bubbles away impressively via waves of acid and dubbed-out synth lines, while Leo Mas and Fabrice's remix of Conor's contribution effortlessly flits between cut-up electro drums and blasts of rubbery, punk-funk grooves.
Review: Renowned for releases on DFA, !K7, Rong and Clone amongst others, DJ Kaos has spread his Chicago infused house message to the whole world. Now, on German imprint Diynamic, he drops a deep and grooving electronic workout in "Hard to Earn". Sharing this exclusive release is a special collaboration between Holger Zilske and Daso who turn in a wonderfully unique and twisted number in the form of "Westbound". Finishing the release, Solomun ties in a low-slung, groove-led rework of "Hard to Earn".
Review: Indian producer now living in London, Kaos signs to Circus and make his debut with this awesome four-track fire blend. We launch with the UKF-supported "Indigo"; a very cool glitch track with a killer 'bottom heavy' vocal sample, big rainbow chords and a cheeky off-beat bass. "Bitchcraft" takes us down the beat-route with emotional post-future-garage vocals and stunning spacious two-steps. "Follow Me" showcases Kaos's trappist inclinations with another expert use of a vocal placed demonically over a minimal 808 pattern. "Come Alive" closes the show with a dubstep/trap/house fusion that's gurgling enough to please the bass heads but sweet enough to satisfy the deep heads. A very accomplished label debut.