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Tasked with reinterpreting the same sound palette, producers Felower and Kasztan have joined forces to tinker with alternate styles in their latest release, a double A-side single titled ‘Silhouettes / Contour’. “Instead of finishing one song together, we took that raw material home to make different songs. From there, Felower crafted a dark ethereal pop song called Silhouettes while I pushed in a different direction with a more instrumental and breakbeat cut called Contour”. Kasztan elaborates.
Stream / Download: Felower X Kasztan – ‘Silhouettes / Contour’
Felower’s version, ‘Silhouettes’, is a danceable record with percussions that shuffle with a swelling modulated bassline. It is easy to picture the track being performed in a dark basement performance like a boiler room set. In addition, he is the only one of the two artists to use the vocal melody as a chorus vocal, which gives the piece its shadowy feeling. Leaning more toward the decorative drum fills of UKG, Kasztan’s version ‘Contour’ shimmers with hi-hats and ornamental stutters that create points of fascination. The result is an Electro track that feels futuristic and ever-changing, which is enjoyable.