A new artist to grace the Particles roster, Maximillian David Peter joins the growing ranks of dynamic and talented musicians with his Kerosino production soubriquet and an eponymously titled debut album.
Starting out at an early age as a DJ across his Karlsruhe hometown, the German artist found a connection with the raw emotion and seething dancefloor energy found in intimate club settings as well as the vast open spaces of festivals and raves. Turning this musical prowess behind the decks into technical knowhow and production craftsmanship within the studio, Kerosino has found a way to forge a white-hot steely passion into an unseen bond that connects club-goers with his distinctive and powerful music.
His 9-track "Kerosino" magnum opus is a sumptuous collection of synthesised analogue harmony, meticulous percussive verve and powerful rhythmic force. Opening proceedings, the beautiful arpeggiated layers of "Ayanga" and the interwoven patterns of "Luminga" scud across a club-friendly backdrop in silkily filtered fashion, creating cascading melodic patterns in their path. The Latin percussion and South American vibe of "Flamencano" creates a subtle urgency with its metallic rhythms and glissando synth lines, while a hypnotic melody repeats in effortless fashion.
"Jangul" continues the world-music theme with their African inspired rhythms and captivating toms, while syncopated melodies retain the Afro House vibe. A symbiotic relationship between bassline force and searing lead-line drama is in full evidence throughout "Nadu" and the atmospheric "Samintra", as delayed synth lines shoot across the mid-range in multiple layers while elemental energy courses through a rasping low-end. "Kukui" continues in similar vein as smooth motifs drift across the piece with timeless elegance while bassline presence is in full effect through subterranean swells.
Swirling warm conduits or airy synths drift over the intoxicating rhythms of "Kobayaho" in a deliciously creamy atmosphere before powerful bassline gravitas returns. Closing as it starts, "Raoz" exhibits a glorious array of melodies that coruscate over each other in unencumbered arpeggiated joy. Create a driving vitality atop heavy beat and rapid-fire organic percussion, the result is a rousing and dynamic finale with a subtle retro vibe.
Lighting a path to the future, Kerosino is on fire with his imaginative and vibrant debut album.
Directed by Jay Epoch AandR by Marina Gerardi Mastered by HP Mastering Design by Ben Mautner Text by James Warren