There are no barriers with Chris Kaz, nothing too personal for him to share, and no emotion he doesn’t feel comfortable expressing through his music. Whether he’s composing for himself, as his dance alter ego “Boofi”, or producing for other people.
Kaz’s self-titled debut album is made up of ten tracks that push the boundaries of typical electronic music. Chris’ album is a logical extension of everything else he has done up to this point. While he has successfully released dance music under the alias Boofi (slang for boy toy), working with Ministry of Sound amongst others, he has saved his more personal work for his own nomenclature.
“Every artist has two faces. Chris Kaz, to me, is deeper than Boofi, and more how I am feeling today. Boofi is fluffy, crazy, sexy dance music. The music I am making as Chris Kaz is totally different.”
Listening to artists such as Skinny, Tricky, Massive Attack, Portishead, The XX, Fink, Jai Paul, Nicolas Jaar and others has informed the direction of Kaz’s music. Emotional, relationship-based, and full of self-disclosure, Chris says the overwhelming theme of this debut release is love – being in love, yearning for love, running from love, obsessing about love.
“The tracks come from a place of love. It’s very deep and sincere to me. I have waited a long time to release this album, and feel that, as an artist, I’ve been building up to it.”
Kaz’s sound is part of an innovative subgenre of EDM music; unlike some of the younger EDM kids who jump around at all night shows, Kaz’s music is meant to be enjoyed with all of your senses. Composed with an intellect combining time and space, the album sounds almost like a live recording, allowing the listener to fully absorb this set of deeply personal songs.
RELEASE : Aug/Sept
LABEL: Cujo Records
CAT NO: cujo001
1. Tumbling Hobbsdon
2. Time Fails All
3. Clifford Bounce
4. The Way Formula
5. Little Dreamer
6. Marcel McCalla – Steal Me Away (Chris Kaz Remix)
7. Try Safe
8. Tempered Oxy
9. Radio Jingle Shop