Say hello to Kenton Slash Demon, two ridiculously talented, handsome Danish devils with an unwavering knack for creating deliciously dense, thoroughly inventive and straight-up banging house music. Working within a genre that’s been known to throw up its fair share of uninspired regurgitation, the Copenhagen-based duo steer well clear of cliché-filled territory by making the 4/4 formula mysterious and exciting again.
Their latest single ‘Daemon’, which features vocals from John Philpot of psychedelia-loving Brooklynites Bear in Heaven, is out now on Tartelet records and it’s Kenton Slash Demon at the top of their uncompromisingly sophisticated game. You might say it’s a track that begins by politely inviting you in and making light conversation. But once you’ve exchanged the formal pleasantries, it starts slapping you around and calling you dirty names. Then there’s a breakdown and the track is interrogating you to your breaking point – it’s out to humiliate you. Yet you can’t help succumbing to the relentless abuse. And liking it.
Anyways, it just so happens that Zander, AIAIAI’s very own in-house, Art Directing wiz-kid, has been in charge of their artwork, and he’s done a sterling job of it if we do say so ourselves. Oh yes, The KSD project involves the cream of the crop. And we’d be quite surprised if the boys are not soon bigger than Jesus – or maybe even Tiësto.