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A chill kick up the ass from Kan Wakan

Electronic

Grab your hats and scarves, because this one from Kan Wakan is chill…

 

If you find yourself listening to the likes of the Japanese House, Daughter or the xx, then it’s time you started giving Kan Wakan some well-deserved attention. The dreamlike nature of recent single Molasses, as well as the ethereal tone of Elle Olsun‘s stunning vocals, flawlessly reflects the wistful mood of those bands – while still offering so much more.

Despite the calming core that is prominent at the heart of the track, Wakan is still able to make it feel urgent and climactic due to the electronic stylings. As a result, Wakan is able to build intrigue into a genre that typically just asks its listeners to sit back and be overcome. By using more ‘traditional’ electronic voicings, we avoid the coma-inducing chill and instead get something soothing but utterly engaging.

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