Bulgarian super producer Kink AKA Strahil Velchev, who’s always been a firm favourite here at House Cult HQ, has released a free EP featuring four new tracks through Red Bull. The new EP was recorded in the Parisian Red Bull Studios after a full week of recording sessions that included the talents of regular Kink collaborator Rachel Row.
Pepe Bradock, Tom Trago, Svengalisghost and French Fries and Bambounou already recorded EPs as part of the same session series. The discofied ‘French Affair’ is our favourite track of the session, with the sexy Chicago-inspired ‘Say the Word’ not far behind.
Kink: “I made a conscious decision to limit myself and to use only what I could find in the studio to compose and record. I only brought two of my very favourite machines with me: an Acidlab Drumatix to make beats with and a Leploop – which I always bring on tour with me anyway – to make all these weird noises. Among the many instruments that were on-site, I picked a Rhodes MK 1 piano, a Moog Voyager, an acoustic drum kit and a clutch of vintage analogue effects, like the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase.”
“The goal was simple: to compose, record and mix three track in five days. It was a very intense experience, the clock was ticking and I had to learn how to play instruments that were new to me. So in short I had to quickly bound out of my comfort zone, which did me a world of good. None of this would have been possible without Rachel Row, who sang and played a couple of piano chords, and the studio’s sound engineer Jérome Caron, who gave me quite a bit of help with the arrangements.”
You can read the full interview and download the tracks on the Red Bull Website or follow the Soundcloud link below.