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Ken & Ryu - Voyeur
Digital
£4.99

Ken & Ryu

Voyeur

Kinnego Records

Released: 11th March 2016 | 3 track house ep

The 13th entry in the Kinnego catalogue, definitely not unlucky for James McConville aka Ken & Ryu, fresh from his Infinity Pools collaboration. Longtime Kinnego associate, James brings his deft rhythm section chops and analogue synths together for a sweet, quintessentially KGO-sounding EP of cosmic house and boogie, drawing lines between Lonnie Liston Smith, Mr Fingers and The Railway Raver.

Substrate Addition kicks things off, Detroit chord stylings giving way to live bass guitar and a melody straight from Ravetown. A deep Juno bassline adds weight before retro strings and a Prince-style polysynth riff bring the lushness.

Built around a Rhodes piano part, some TR-606, jabs of garage-y organ bass, and live percussion, Nine Tripple Zero is a charming, idiosyncratic groove halfway between acid house and cosmic disco, and a proper head-nodder.

Finally, title track Voyeur sweeps in as steamy-sounding as you'd expect, an extended coda of tripped-out 80s synth funk and hihat flurries.