Vinyl, 12"Sold out
- + MP3
Available: October 6, 2010
320 kbps, LAME-encoded
Ever before his debut single “Mind Reader” (released on Fool’s Gold), Kingdom has been involved in Night Slugs, having had his European debut at our second ever club night. It was his mixtapes that first alerted our attention. Mixing up garage, hip hop, US club, house and R&B, Kingdom was instantly on a wavelength. Uniquely, R&B (the production but especially the vocals) stood out as his most prominent influence.
On the “That Mystic” EP Kingdom delivers five tracks that reference many of the aforementioned genres, but also posses a completely individual, other-worldly essence, which would prove to be the foundation of the Fade To Mind movement. It’s the sound of digital chimes, operating system environments, skipping CDs, midi ringtones – the tracks are haunted by the digital realm. The 12"" moves from the Bubblin’/Club of the title track, to the percussive, broken “Bust Broke”, and is closed by the sublime refracted R&B of “Seven Chirp”. The tracks are as abstract and challenging as they are honed and club-ready.