Wednesday, May 24, 2017

K.O.T. Kings Of Tomorrow – Kaoz (Dub)

Tennerz: K.O.T. Kings Of Tomorrow – Kaoz (Dub) (Poker Flat)

Not to be missed with Kerri Chandler‘s nickmane, ‘Kaoz’, as its title suggests it, has a one of a kind approach. Quite far, as a matter of fact from the string of Soulful House goodies, Sandy Rivera produced during the 90’s.

When so many kind of find hard seeing artists showing up some versatility, I tend to find it refreshing. And I suppose Rivera feels about the same too. Therefore, he comes up with an in yer face approach, and even more on the ‘Kaoz’ (Dub) version.

‘Kaoz’ (Dub) stands most likely as an electrifying jam. One of those sharp grooves like Dennis Ferrer & Jerome Sydenham‘s ‘Sandcastles’ back at the time. Blending elements of Deep Electro and dub effects over a killer bassline.

The effect is instant. Hypnotic and syncopating, destined to get you dancing your ass off until the morning lights. The question being: are you ready for this? As usual, we greatly welcome your reactions…
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Overview
Just like Masters At Work or Blaze, K.O.T. established itself as a trademark in the House Music scene in the 90’s. In other words, an instantly identifiable signature sound synonymous with solid grooves. At the command, most likely a man, Sandy Rivera… Even though he also happened to collaborate at times with Jay Sinister Sealee or Jose Burgos.

Among K.O.T.‘s highlights, ‘Finally’ featuring Julie McKnight which originally saw the light on Distance back in 2000. Mysterious People‘s ‘Love Revolution’ as brilliantly remixed by Mood II Swing. Or Voices (Michelle Weeks, Dawn Tallman and Sabrynaaah Pope)’s ‘Can U See The Light’ which Rivera reshaped on his own…

Whichever way you look at it, you know who Sandy Rivera is. Whether it’s the words to ‘Finally’, the album you have by Kings Of Tomorrow. The stunning production that infiltrates all the way through ‘Freak’. or the untold mixes that have penetrated the Dance charts over the past 15 years… You know who Sandy Rivera is.

Take it back to the days where Dance Music was underground, music was made purely from love and the future king of tomorrow was launching a label called Blackwiz. Following a short run making Hip-Hop tracks and learning the piano to gain a higher level of musical understanding, Sandy dropped his first LP in 1997. Labelled ‘The Calling’ and featuring the man himself on vocals, it set dance floors on fire. And also brought with it confirmation that something very special had arrived….

Sandy‘s second album ‘It’s In The Lifestyle’ came out under the Kings Of Tomorrow guise. It featured soon-to-be classic, ‘Dance Music at its best’ offerings including the iconic ‘Finally’ and the brilliant bassline infused ‘Young Hearts’. The Julie McKnight vocal mixed with the outstanding production and an array of mixes catapulted ‘Finally’ way into the year 2000 and beyond… Winning a mix of Awards including Muzik‘s prestigious Tune of the Year.

Sandy rightly became firmly positioned as a legend in the music scene and every genre of sound that surrounded it. With a set list that knows no boundaries – Tech, Minimal, Chill-Out, soulful House and Progressive – never before has an appointment with the dance floor been such a journey!

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