Kenton Slash Demon get playful on 'Harpe'. With a looped vox cut that bounces with giddy euphoria, it's both a sad and celebratory stance from a track that radiates a big room feel.
Double A side 'Syko' goes on to blend and contrast warm future samples with drum patterns that reflect the duo's affections for UK garage.
Moldenhawer and Kenton, both children of the early 80´s, grew up alongside each other in Copenhagen. In their teenage years they discovered electronic music and were inspired to start spinning records and producing tracks together. Years later they formed the indie-electro outfit, When Saints Go Machine, whose music won them commercial success and a wide range of awards in their home country, especially as “Producers Of The Year” for their international debut album Konkylie, that peaked at#45 on Billboard’s “Uncharted / Next Big Sound” list in America.
During work on the When Saints Go Machine debut, Kenton Slash Demon released their critically acclaimed Khattabi EP on Tartelet Records. A steady succession of high quality EPs followed on the Danish label: Sun EP (2010), Matter EP (2010), Daemon EP (2011) and the “Ore” single (2012), garnering the duo widespread recognition and praise from critics and peers alike. Fans over the years include DJ Koze, Dixon, Claude Von Stroke, Brodinski, Luciano, Hot Chip, John Talabot, Gold Panda and Michael Mayer.
Kenton Slash Demon’s sound is both organic and futuristic, and their obvious skills take their productions further than the typical frame and dramaturgy of a club track. They want to create soundtracks for clubs as well as music that you can listen to on your home stereo, thus blurring the space between the public and private experience.
Kenton Slash Demon have returned to the live circuit, playing a slew of European festivals this summer to rave reviews. They tour the states this fall in support of the Harpe/Syko 12” before heading to Europe in early 2016. A list of current dates is below with more to be announced soon.
LISTEN TO KENTON SLASH DEMON’S “HARPE”:
KENTON SLASH DEMON TOUR DATES:
Thu. Aug. 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Wood WoodAfterparty (Copenhagen Fashion Week)
Sat. Aug. 8 – Copenhagen, DK @ WAA Industry x Størm Festival Boat Party
Sat. Aug. 8 – Copenhagen, DK @ Jolene Bar (WAA Industry x Størm FestivalAfterparty)
Fri. Aug. 21 – Bornholm, DK @ Wonderfestiwall
Sat. Aug. 21 – Bredsted, DK @ Plugout Festival
Sat. Aug. 28 – Aalborg, DK @ OFF Festival
Sun. Aug. 29 – Århus, DK @ Café Paradis