The Midnight Shift White Label series (MNSW) features full EPs from the label’s artists. Where mood meets melody.
Following the emotive and personal ‘The Journey’ EP from Eddie Niguel, Ka§par (Lisbon, Portugal) and former RBMA participant in ’05 now brings his ‘Sisyphean Rage’ EP to the table.
Of the legend of Sisyphus and his endlessly laborious and futile effort this EP is not. Instead, it is a remarkable breakthrough for the long-standing artist, with combined light from both Detroit’s Jerry The Cat and the ever uncompromising Kirk Degiorgio for the remix.
The leading track, ‘Ravisher’ sees Ka§par flexing his mettle under the spotlight. The ruff n’ tuff house-meets-techno tumble will perk the ears of even the most seasoned listener as ripe for the dancefloor. An original composition is paired with comfortable expression, and casts a new stone in the heart of both genres.
The B side shows the other side of Ka§par and delightfully, makes just as a powerful impression. One may know Jerry The Cat as a producer, DJ or percussionist on Theo Parrish and Moodymann productions, but the multi-talented cat puts on his singerlyricist hat here for the personal anthem ‘Let Me Be’. Backed by Ka§par’s mod take on proto electro, it’s a revival gem captured on vinyl.
On B2, Kirk Degiorgio completes the all-rounded package with a less-says-more emotional instrumental, waiting needle to groove for that perfect moment. A vocal version remix of ‘Let Me Be’ is also available from Kirk Degiorgio as a digital bonus.
Out 8th Feb 2016