KiloWatts releases ‘Time Keeper’ w remix by Limacon on Thoughtless+free download
Label: Thoughtless Music
Format: Digital EP
free download of Solar Clock
KiloWatts is the solo project of one deeply talented Jamie Watts, who also records with Tanner Ross as the Mothership act Voodeux. His diverse range of productions all share the common traits of “melody, structure, and high production” but his latest release on offer from Thoughtless Music, Time Keeper, may be his boldest creation yet. Featuring three originals and a remix from red hot West Coast producer Limaçon, this EP is both experimental and dance floor ready, accentuating diverse elements to take you on an indelible journey through new musical possibilities.
The Ringing Spheres
The lead track on Time Keeper starts as a deceptively smooth tech-house groove, but soon advances through haunting chimes and buzzing synths. KiloWatts’ tightly wound buzzes, clicks, and subtle keys gradually expand in a subtle crescendo to provide the thick yet crystal clear patchwork of sounds that holds this dense chunk of deepness together.
Speed of Time
There is a sense of icy remoteness to the first stoic sections of this sublime late night exploration. The pulse and hum of analog synthesizers suggest music made by and for robots until a tight electro bass line drops to offer pure escapism through its fluid funk. “Speed of Time” rises above the din with an almost regal aloofness, but counterbalances those urges with a surefooted groove.
Speed of Time (Limaçon remix)
Building on the momentum of his Thoughtless album, Tarry Not, California producer Limaçon changes things up on the EP’s lone remix. His re-working is a mix of drums, dub techno, deep house, and the same wobbling bass lines that made his recent full-length so irresistible. The track gently builds up steam, resulting in a calmly focused compliment to KiloWatts’ original version.
Solar Clock works jazz underpinnings and a herky-jerky breakbeat into a solid funk appeal, but the deep bleep of the melodies lean more toward radical sonic experiments. There is a jarring rawness abutting the IDM tendencies of this track’s sleek lines, but rather than conflict, these contrasting halves enrich the whole, pushing musical boundaries in the process.
“Nice tracks!” – Timo Maas
“Solar clock is Amazing!! Loving the groove on Limaçon’s remix!” – Maetrik
“I really absolutely LOVE this record.. one of the freshest releases I’ve heard in a while!!!” – Reynold
“Great EP. Looove it!” – Laurent Garnier
“Cool release – cool label – working for me – playing.” – Slam
“Solid release, I’m into all tracks!” – Pablo Bolivar
“Sumptuous sound-design as always. Just gorgeous stuff. Wow. Totally emotive, forward-thinking deepness. Brilliant.” – Deepchild
“Loving “The Ringing Spheres” and the Limaçon remix! Great stuff all around, but those are the 2 that suit me best. Thanks!” – Derek Plaslaiko
“Limaçon mix is great.” – Nick Warren
“Really enjoying listening to these.” – John Selway
Jamie Watts is the mind behind KiloWatts. His work embraces the bulk of electronic genres, including breaks, IDM, techno, and downtempo. His fluency in piano is evident throughout his work, as is his penchant for jazzy riffs, intelligent structure, wistful melodies, and an often cheeky take on the current state and history of electronic music as a whole. His album “Ground State” is out on Native State Records, home to fellow pioneers Bluetech and Shen. It’s a collection of sweaty psychedelic downtempo grooves, churning molasses-thick basslines, and undulating synthetic sonorous mandalas. KiloWatts has albums on Artificial Music Machine that are full of visionary dimensions, fusing together a dexterous knowledge of sound synthesis, deep emotional articulation, and solid melodic intuition. Peppered throughout these monumental statements are releases with class labels such as Harmonious Discord, Thoughtless Music, and his own outlet, KiloWatts Music, that celebrate his adept technical expertise, often bringing a whirlwind of mindblowing digital wizardry in the form of glitches and edits.
An ever-growing list of projects and collaborations exists as well. Skeetaz, with breakbeat cohort Bil Bless, brings hard-hitting digital glitched-out psychedelic funk. His collaboration with singer Peter Van Ewijk is a mystical ride with vocals and guitar, nestled atop edgy electronica. With Tanner Ross, an eerie style of dark techno is born under the name Voodeux for Dirtybird’s techno sublabel Mothership. Fellow Philadelphian MC Amagine delivers consciousness-driven motifs in their digital glitch-hop project called Super Galactic Expansive.
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