Artist: K.O.T. KINGS OF TOMORROW
Title: Kaoz EP
Label: Poker Flat Recordings
Cat. #: PFR182
Release Date: December 9th, 2016
A. Kaoz (Dub)
B1. Kaoz (Dario D’Attis Remix)
Kings of Tomorrow’s place in electronic music history is well assured. One of the alias’ for New York legend Sandy Rivera, K.O.T. helped define the early 90’s New York house sound with a series of key releases that climaxed in 2001 with the global smash ‘Finally’ – truly one of the house music classics.
Happily, Sandy Rivera is still making killer, soulful house music and this latest release on Poker Flat Recordings continues to showcase his immeasurable talent for groove.
‘Kaoz’ is a bumping, attitude-full jam rich with thick, punchy drums and a driving synth pulse – topped off with a stunning spoken word vocal from Divine Essence. ‘Kaoz Dub’ does a lot more than strip the track of its main vocal elements – the groove is rebuilt as an edgy, tension-filled underground house banger – breaking down into a devastating bass section.
Dario D’Attis – the Swiss born DJ and producer who’s also known as The Funk Ensemble – delivers a fine remix that perhaps draws on some the 90’s influence that K.O.T. defined, producing a bumping, building epic track that seems destined for heavy rotation amongst those in the know.