A funky and moody rack by Kindness off his upcoming sophomore album “Otherness”.
Joakim, Kindness and Jam City team up to form Everyone. “No Time To Waste” is a deep classic house tune that is held up by a heavy 909 pattern and creeping chord progression. Kindness’ adds some dark crooning that brings the song into a refreshing realm on the dancefloor. This debut release will be out on vinyl on Crowdspacer records on February 11.
Kindness is lining up his next single which is the oh so over-the-top 90s RnB funk bomb “That’s Alright”. The full Kindness ensemble stepped into London’s famous Maida Vale and recorded this version for Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show which includes a live horn section that elevates the tune to a whole knew free-jazz fusion funk level.
Kindness released their “House EP” this week featuring some fantastic edits and remixes by Zdar and Erol Alkan. Erol transforms the under 2 min “Gee Up” into a 7 min epic disco funk jam, so you don’t have to keep this catchy tune on repeat in you iTunes. Erol Alkan throws in some serious Nile Rodger’s Chic style super clean rhythm guitar that is ready for the dancefloor. Zdar’s dub of “SEOD” is a deep and dark hypnotic house edit that just sucks you into the groove. The EP is out today on Female Energy.
I caught Kindness down at the Fader Fort down at SXSW back in March and was very excited to see the live rendition of Adam Bainbridge’s project. Kindness did not come with their A-game at SXSW, granted it was their third show as a band and they did not have a proper soundcheck, I was mildly disappointed. I am a forgiving person and decided to give them a second chance and caught them live last night at Le Poisson Rouge at Josh & Dave P’s Fixed party. My experience was far from what I heard and saw down at SXSW, for they put on one of the most fun and entertaning shows I have been to in a while.