Klienfeld & Krames - Momentary Disruptions EP
New York DJs / producers Klienfeld and Krames have just released their Momentary Disruptions EP, their first collaboration as well as the very first release on Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry’s new imprint, Terminator.
Momentary Disruptions EP offers four tracks of thick atmospheres, meticulous production, and the striking juxtaposition of science and soul. The short-player, which features original vocals by Krames, opens with “Disruptee” clawing it way through the speakers and demands listeners to “Look into your mind. Stare into your soul”, thus setting the stage for a punishing techno showdown in an abandoned warehouse in hell. “Disruptions” is a piece of proper techno that pierces listeners through the heart with an emotive vocal riff, before disrupting bass rattles through and the track opens fire for a gritty acid-tinged trip. “Disruptor” (Housemeister Medley) is a chugging, mechanical beast with the same plaintive vocal sample, along with acid synths and rolling, speaker-crushing kicks. “Disruptor” closes the EP with sinister melodies, chopped vocals, dark layers and a thumping deep bassline that could only have been created by a pair of evil techno geniuses.
Brooklyn’s Klienfeld was recently spotlighted in DJ Mag’s “Bubblin’ Up” feature and his tracks, released on AYCB, Dron3 Recordings, Afterwave Recordings and others, have been charted by the likes of Skream and Breach. Klienfeld has recently played out at Mixmag Lab NY, Output, Verboten and Trans Pecos in Brooklyn.
Along with recent performances at House Of Yes, Verboten, Bossa Nova Civic Club and Sirius XM Sway In The Morning, the Brooklyn-based Krames (Sean Krames) has recently put out official remixes for Zebra Katz, Tiger Tooth, Cakes Da Killa, and has gathered support from The Crystal Method and Felix Da Housecat, as well as releasing on his own imprints, Afterwave Records and Gold Whistle.
Krames says of the release: "Collaborating with an artist like Klienfeld is inspiring for me because we compliment each other's styles and we don't have to compromise our sound. When we work together we are able to bring our best to the studio and create a feeling of nostalgia and future techno at the same time. Momentary Disruptions is an EP that showcases techno's ability to transcend genres and really highlights our love for analog production."
About working with Krames, Klienfeld adds: "Last year I bumped into Sean Krames at a mutual friend's event (Cody aka Codes) that I was DJiing. I've always looked up to Krames' music back when he was steady churning out the Baltimore style dance trax so naturally when we met it was like 'Damn this is meant to be! Somehow the techno gods have spoken!' I had been checking out his modular live performances prior to that day and I was always intrigued by that stuff. We have been like two peas in a pod ever since, DJ'ing and making techno trax steadily. We have our next Terminator EP pretty much etched out already! It's gonna be a good year!"