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Kratos Himself - Dandelion Seeds

Kratos Himself

Dandelion Seeds

Jus Like Music Records

Released: 6th October 2014 | 6 track downtempo ep

Following 'A Town Called Imaginarium' and 'Imaginarium Remixed', both released on Jus Like Music Records in 2013, Dutch producer Kratos Himself returns with a third EP for the label entitled Dandelion Seeds.

The six track EP includes the single 'Razor Leaves' which was premiered on Rinse FM by Plastician. Stylistically, Dandelion Seeds delicately balances electronic beats and samples with fine instrumentation to create intricate songs, far beyond the realms of a typical beat tape or electronic release. At times it can be brooding and pensive, and then seamlessly move up through the gears in a highly emotive fashion.

The Dutch producer explains that this is an EP which represents playfulness and growth, and with titles such as 'Bloom', 'Razor Leaves' and 'Forget Me Not' it's quite obvious flowers and nature are a theme here. The Dandelion represents Kratos' music, and as seeds, music can reach different places and start something new.

Kratos Himself, AKA Jethro Hopmans, is a young Dutch producer who has released music on Export Label and Project:Mooncircle, and has also worked with the likes of Deon Custom, Suplington and Jesse Futerman.

"Played Razor Leaves on Rinse FM"
Plastician, Rinse FM
"I really like the sound world that Kratos Himself is developing. It's pretty unique"
Nick Luscombe, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
"Very left field and off the track beats. Great for my radio show"
Oliver Korthals, Freeform on NDR 90.3 FM, Germany
"Like what I'm hearing. Kratos Himself is hitting a stride"
Chris Daley, Passion of The Weiss
"This guy is incredible!"
Erik Otis, Sound Colour Vibration
"Finally a producer with some depth, rather than just the ability to loop beats with pretty noises. Really feeling this"
Kaptin, Chrome Kids / BBC Radio 1
"Nice flow. Sounds integrate well with fab beats"
DJ Trouble, WFMU 91.1 FM, USA
"All these tracks have their own special atmosphere, as if creating new worlds for the listener. Really good"
DJ Tomas, Google Play / XLR8R