Thursday 4 July 2013

MTV IGGY: PREMIERE: Last Japan Feat. Kris Kiss – 'Darsk'

By Joseph 'JP' Patterson

The bass scene seems to be churning out hit-makers by the day, and the latest producer to tickle everyone’s fancy is 2-step, grime, funky house, and dubstep amalgamator, Last Japan. Recently signed to Sony RCA’s new imprint, Space + Time Records, the south London beatsmith will drop his new 5-track EP, Darsk, through the label on July 14. With four of the tracks already available to stream in blogland, the fifth track was kindly put aside for an MTV IGGY premiere (yep, we’re feeling pretty special right now).

The cut in question is entitled Darsk, featuring up-and-coming lyricist, Kris Kiss. "It’s a dark track, hence the name Darsk, meaning moody, horrid, grimey, etc.," explains Last Japan. "With the aim of creating an instrumental that felt ghostly, with contrasting sounds and textures – rough and smooth – the various melodies running throughout the track are there to provoke different emotions: anger, despair, and hope.

"I structured the song to tell a story, musically, which is essentially how I wanted the vocals to work with the track. Kris Kiss went in on the vocals and lyrically portrayed a story of broken society, complementing the concept perfectly. He brings a great crossover quality, adding diversity to the song."

Stream the euphoric Darsk below, and the rest of the EP: H E R E

This also appeared over at MTV IGGY: H E R E