Following a host of releases on KMS including ‘Resonance’ (recently played by Adam Beyer at Sankeys and on his Drumcode Radio show) ‘Mercenary’ and ‘Stuck In My Mind’ (which has been receiving support from Richie Hawtin), Dantiez Saunderson is getting ready to deliver his debut album. As a taster of what’s to come, KMS releases ‘The Harp’ on 2 June, which is taken from his forthcoming long-player and features the vocals of Detroit’s La Rae Starr.
The original version of ‘The Harp’ is a track to see you through the summer with Dantiez in a housier mood than some of his previous releases. Yet, he doesn’t let go of those tough, deep beats which underlay the smooth vox laid down by La Rae who has previously worked with the likes of Phil Agosta on ‘Lonely’ (Defected Records) and ‘Super Nova’ by Matt Aubrey & Holevar for the Supermarket label.
Remixes come from NYC’s Beckwith who’s best known for his releases on Anjunadeep and Nurvous with a bumping house rendition, while Amsterdam’s Nathan Surreal (Repressure Recordings) delivers a techy-infused version and Scottish duo, Soukervalii (Andrew Rossi & Martin Paterson) from Frequenza deliver their dappled and shimmering variation.
Check Kevin Saunderson playing the Nathan Surreal remix below. Dantiez will also be playing at the Movement Festival in Detroit tomorrow, on the “Kevin Saunderson presents: Origins” stage.