Amsterdam producer Kaap steps forward on his own De Lichting imprint with three twisted jams of deep and playful techno. The passionate gearhead, known for his dubby takes on house and techno, started his Working Titles playground back in 2017 by running a niche cassette outlet Yield on the side. In late 2018 he merged into the prolific De Lichting collective and is a frequent guest on Indigo Aera’s AEX series. After many years of hard work, Kaap’s new solo EP is surfacing, and it’s worth the wait. Over the course of three tracks, Kaap shows high levels of creativity. The first track ‘Razor’ is a bouncy bass wobbler, its rubbery acid lines and crispy percussion make it an ideal party starter. Title track ‘Omen’ reaches for deeper grounds, a deep and murky groover enlightened by tactical bleepy rhythms. Kaap’s love for dub-techno triumphs on the lengthy b-side as a closer on this EP. With over ten minutes of hazy atmospheres and mesmerizing pads, it builds and builds towards the rolling fields of euphoria.
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