Kenton Slash Demon

Harpe/Syko 12" (Future Classic)

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Future Classic – the Australian independent label and home to Flume, Chet Faker, Flight Facilities and Jagwar Ma – are proud to announce the signing of Danish production duo Kenton Slash Demon. To celebrate, Kenton Slash Demon have released ‘Harpe’ – the first half of a forthcoming AA-side 12” Harpe/Syko.


Future Classic founder Nathan McLay says of the signing:


We are psyched to be working with KSD. They are an illusive act whose infrequent originals and even rarer remixes became early morning staples at our club nights in Sydney over the years. We never expected it but when we were recently sent demos of some new original music to consider it was an easy and natural thing for us. KSD make forward thinking four to the floor club music with strong emotional gravitas that’s at once bleak and euphoric. They are also not afraid to experiment – be it old school rave or reinterpreting breakbeats – which is also appealing to us in a genre that can sometimes feel stale. We are chuffed to sign future classic’s first Danish artists!


Silas Moldenhawer and Jonas Kenton, both children of the early 80´s, grew up alongside each other in the tiny big city of Copenhagen. In their teenage years they discovered electronic music and this led them to start spinning records and producing tracks together. Years later they met two other talented musicians and formed Danish indie-electro outfit, When Saints Go Machine, but still kept building Kenton Slash Demon as a separate project.


Whilst working on their When Saints Go Machine debut, Kenton Slash Demon released their critically acclaimed ‘Khattabi’ EP on Tartelet Records. A steady succession of high quality EPs followed on the Danish label: ‘Sun’ EP (2010), ‘Matter’ EP (2010)’Daemon’ EP (2011) and then the ‘Ore’ single (2012), garnering the duo widespread recognition and praise from critics and peers alike. Fans over the years include DJ Koze, Dixon, Claude Von Stroke, Brodinski, Luciano to Hot Chip, John Talabot, Gold Panda and Michael Mayer.


Kenton Slash Demon’s sound is both organic and futuristic, and their obvious skills take their productions further than the typical frame and dramaturgy of a club track. They want to create soundtracks for clubs as well as music that you can listen to on your home stereo, thus blurring the space between the public and private experience.


KSD have returned to the live circuit, playing a slew of European festivals this summer to rave reviews. Red Bull had this to say: ‘This year, Kenton Slash Demon really impressed us, both in the form of their tour de force release’ Skydancer ‘ and with their no less ambitious live shows’.