Although often painted as two of the UK's meanest warlord selectors, Kahn & Neek's ruff-and-tuff reputation often masks how intelligent and fluid their DJ sets and productions really are. Informed by their own individual and collective musical pursuits away from Kahn & Neek, especially as part of 11-strong musical collective Young Echo and as label heads of their Bandulu label, it is their insistence on staying true to traditional sound system culture that makes them such an exciting and powerful outfit. '(Having A Sick Time) In The Mansion Of Bliss' EP sees the pair join Boofy's Bristolian imprint joining local artists such as HI5 Ghost, Impey, Ishan Sound, Lemzly Dale, Drone, Jook and the label boss himself.
'(Having A Sick Time) In The Mansion Of Bliss' opens things up with spacious leads, trademark bass sweeps and alleviating, chopped vocals joining in the latter stages while 'Random Lab' offers up a heady vibe through emphatic synths, echoing atmospheres and meditative low frequencies wavering throughout.
On the flip, bleepy modulations and harmonic strings peppered with sparse textural elements and emphatic dub-style vibrations take the focus in 'Shimmer' before making way for 'Venus' which delivers euphoric pads, subtle yet resonant percussion and inspiring soundscapes concluding a release that showcases Kahn & Neek's diverse production abilities.