D•K• - Island Of Dreams - Antinote (EU) LP
Antinote now welcomes back the versatile DJ, producer and experimentalist, D.K. (Dang Khoa Chau), for his second release with the imprint, Island of Dreams. D.K.'s self-ascribed aesthetic influences come from 1980s and 1990s digital culture – Super Nintendo, American teen movies on VHS, Daryl Hall and John Oates on MTV – these of which he transposes into a musical idiom of dated synth melodies, power keyboard chords, tropical drum machine rhythms and raw bass lines. These are exhibited comprehensively on today's Debut, and the only house-y tip of the record, "Raindrops". A feel-good track totally retrospective in nature, "Raindrops" tails off the synthetic, virtu-real world of D.K.'s Island of Dreams with the utmost satisfaction.