She really is an artist I should have been aware of already, but I excuse myself for being unbelievably busy in recent times. Thankfully, through the medium of Twitter, I was introduced electronically to Kito via a Tweet made by Dave of Brighton-based drum and bass pioneers Spectrasoul (whom I was chuffed to introduce electronically to Claude VonStroke).
Kito's sound has got a sun-soaked grunge edge to it that makes me feel like I am about to go on a trip somewhere very special; clearly her track 'LFO (featuring Reija Lee)' is a great tune to either start or end a night with:
The following track, 'Don't Wanna Lose You' is more hypnotic with a warping, ethereal vibe that is very spiritual with its lush vocals; which is the stuff that really rocks my world (I also detect a hint of the Amen in there):
On the other hand, I felt 'On The Floor' was a greater, head-nod party track; although no less profound and equally as powerful in its ability to make me visualize beautiful things (does Australia have this effect on its producers?):
This next track makes me itching to know where she get's her magnificent vocals from. I can remember being attracted to early rave tracks as a kid because of such deep, infectious vocals. 'What If' has 'Summer days' printed all over it and simply makes me want to jump around the room and move; especially once the beats start skipping double-time. The dream-like quality of the cascading waves of synth brings water to my eyes:
'Cold' is definitely colder and darker. Its ripping synth sound sent shivers through my limbs and with its morphing bassline 'Cold' has a rebellious, crusading feel, which when combined with the contrasting sparse pads, reminds me somewhat of 'Mutant Revisted' by DJ Trace -- dark, dirty yet sublime, emotive and otherworldly. It's very moving. This tune is easily my favorite, it is absolutely outstanding. By now you are probably just as in love with Kito as I am:
I am truly blown away by these beautiful pieces of music that are completely mesmerizing; ruthlessly so. It is great that Kito has been signed to Skream's very own Disfigured Dubz label. UK is at the source.