After establishing the KD Music label as a frontrunner in dance music, Kaiserdisco, Germany's premier tech-house twins, sought to expand their production prowess and prestige. Recognizing the need for a new home that would amplify their impact, they embarked on a journey to create something similar yet different— and in 2014, KD Raw was born, epitomizing its name in every aspect. Operating under the same unwavering commitment to quality established by KD Music in their Hamburg headquarters, KD Raw attracted a diverse range of contributors, including rising stars and seasoned veterans of the house music scene.
KD Raw wasted no time in setting its path with the release of the opening EP, "Three Lions" b/w "Fifth Element," featuring artists such as Alex Costa, Kasbah Zoo & OniWax. Additionally, a Raw Remix EP showcased contributions from acclaimed talents like Luca Agnelli, Arjun Vagale, and Ramiro Lopez.
With KD Raw, Kaiserdisco embarks on an exciting new chapter, dedicated to curating cutting-edge techno experiences. The label's relentless pursuit of excellence and its ability to transcend boundaries are poised to reshape the techno landscape. As KD Raw continues to evolve, it promises to be a force to be reckoned with—a testament to the uncompromising spirit of techno music.
Review: Uncertain follows last year's Sabotage EP on KD Raw with this fine club techno release. "Whack" resounds to tough kicks and piledriving percussion, with these elements providing the basis for Uncertain to factor in menacing chord stabs and hypnotic vocal loops. "Soul" is more frenetic but just as funky. Fusing an insistent disco filter with layered percussive elements, it makes for a dynamic, impactful track. On "Cure", he changes tact again. The rhythm is more streamlined. Combined with rolling snares and deft filtered drops and builds, it makes for a killer club techno track. It's no wonder that DJs as diverse as Sasha and Marco Bailey are supporting this release.
Review: With releases notched up on Naked Lunch, Suara and Sleaze, DJ Dextro now drops a dance floor-focused EP for KD Raw. The title track is a lithe but effective banger that resounds to insistent vocal samples and insistent, looped chords. On "Gerundio", Dextro goes darker and deeper; centred on a nocturnal bass and razor-sharp hi hats, the underlying sense of otherworldliness is augmented by eerie soundscapes. Shifting style again, "Work This PXXX" sees Dextro draw inspiration from Chicago ghetto techno as he lays down a slamming rhythm and a suggestive vocal sample, with all of these elements making for a primal, peak time affair.