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Olivia Stock
22 May 2024, 17:21

Premiere: Kassian ‘Yami’

London outfit Kassian return with four amapiano and baile funk-infused club workouts that speak directly to the hips

Photo of Kassian in front of a black and white graffitied wall

Kassian will release their new ‘Supercontinent’ EP later this week on !K7 Records. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Yami’ below.

Synthesised from their new hardware-heavy studio in a north-east London container complex, the duo’s second EP of the year – following March’s ‘Fleuron Drift’ – speaks directly from the hips. Slinking acid lines and chuggy synths collide with restless amapiano and Baile funk-inspired rhythms across four mutant club workouts, arriving on Friday both digitally and on 100% recycled vinyl.

Opener ‘Yena’ channels the rhythmic innovation of amapiano’s greats, with deep swinging grooves and log drums sped-up to the nines, whilst the acid-flecked ‘Yami’ and ‘Pulgueiro Baile’ are faultlessly carved for the club. B2 ‘Sistema Baile’ ends things on a more minimal tip, stitching dubbed-out textures to an unremitting Roland System 1 synth line, as Kassian continue to expand the limits of their leftfield club sound.

‘Supercontinent’ marks the latest in a string of vibrant releases on Berlin-based !K7 Records, including SUCHI’s March EP, ‘Ghungroo’,  HAAi’s hyperkinetic DJ-Kicks mix, and the recent single ‘Remedies’, from Eddington Again.

‘Supercontinent’ is out 24th May via !K7 Records. Pre-order the EP here, and have an exclusive first listen to ‘Yami’ below.

Revisit Kassian’s Get To Know interview here.