Kincaid – Monstera (AEON),15th February 2019
Alex Niggemann’s forward thinking label Aeon recently celebrated five years at the forefront of cutting edge music. To kick off 2019, Kincaid makes his debut on the label. The EP is the first in a string of exceptional music to come this year.
The four track EP kicks off in style with On The Back Of A Serpent. An Italo-tinged number with Kincaid’s trademark live sounding drum programming. It’s an instant club rocker with trippy vocal snippets that draw the listener into an ethereal, spine tingling breakdown. Stare Into My Monstera begins with a driving groove and dissonant Rhodes, building subtly but relentlessly towards a euphoric Nord lead motif which reappears throughout. A track that will undoubtedly find favour with the discerning Burner crowd. Papoose starts with middle eastern influenced sounds and insistent Timpani accents, before locking into a groove which hypnotises and intrigues in equal measure. Finally It Said – ft Sinàl is a darker affair featuring the sinister vocals of both Kincaid and Sinàl themselves. A ‘lights off / strobe on’ growler, this is one for fans of late night trippy moments – and further displays the diverse number of styles which Kincaid is becoming well known for.
Kincaid may be a fresh face to many but those in the know will be familiar with his unique brand of diverse and genre bending sounds. Breaking through in 2018, notable highlights include a debut release on Moscoman’s Disco Halal and an EP on Sabo’s Sol Selectas plus a plethora of support from titans of the scene; Rampa and &Me, Jennifer Cardini, The Juan MacLean, Roman Fluegel, all the way to Dixon and me, who opened their Innervisions show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall with his remix of Blancmange’s What’s The Time.
Released: 15th February 2019
1. Kincaid – On The Back Of A Serpent
2. Kincaid – Stare Into My Monstera
3. Kincaid – Papoose
4. Kincaid – It Said ft Sinàl