Darek is one of these outlier labels I find one or two gems a year that get me really excited. Instead of a single catching my ear I have to say I’m really impressed with Kim Kemi’s Dark Moon EP in full here. He does a really great job of blending energetic and fiery elements, whether it be drums or frantic melodies, together with peaceful and soothing sounds. “The End” is probably my favorite, what I would characterize as a pure and triumphant march. Kiki’s remix of “Blow” adds a nice eighties krush groove vibe to the never-ending tease of the original. “Dark Moon” is a hypnotic and industrial affair that lurches forward at half tempo… great for laser gazing if given the opportunity. Honestly I haven’t had a good laser gaze since I was a teenager. I should really get out with the kids more, and I would, if they played stuff like this!
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Kim Kemi: Dark Moon EP (Darek)
1. Kim Kemi: Blow (Original Mix) (6:25)
2. Kim Kemi: Blow (Kiki Remix) (8:07)
3. Kim Kemi: Dark Moon (Original Mix) (6:13)
4. Kim Kemi: The End (Original Mix) (7:43)