KRIS BAHA - BARELY ALIVE 12" (EMOTIONAL ESPECIAL)
The label is delighted to welcome Kris Baha with his first 12” for Especial. After strong remixes of Sfire and Red Axes, his name as an artist, with a darker take on dance music, has risen and risen. Releases on Bahnsteig 23, CockTail d’Amore and Pinkman, Baha has become a respected artist in just a few years. Building analogue equipped studios in Melbourne and Berlin, DJing, producing and mixing have all led to a tonal ear, where success came through dedication. Following his debut album Palais, Barely Alive acts as a release from these years of sweat. A call to all in this modern world, the song exemplifies a move from club music to a freedom in sound and song as vox crash against 808 and Arp 2600. Remixes start with Timothy J Fairplay – a name synonymous with Especial. Here TJF laces his trademark echoplexxed wash for a cold wave mover. Next prodigy Job Sifre builds on his acclaimed debuts with a remodel that goes straight to ‘that’ basement, mixing his love of electro, new wave and industrial. To close, the legend of Das Ding creates a re-alternate remix, fusing his unique fuzz with Baha’s ode for a brittle finale.