German DJ Kris Menace impressed us greatly with the lead single from his latest album ‘Features’ late last year. The track ‘Hide’, featuring the vocals of French house producer/songstress Miss Kittin, was a “so damned delicious” corker that set the scene for what was to come from the long player, which was released at the end of last year.
As its name suggests, ‘Features’ is an album full of featured vocalists, all of whom are merely bit players in Kris’ altogether dreamy electro-pop soundscape that while varying in tempo, never varies in quality. It’s seriously good stuff.
There are plenty of tracks on the album that would make much more obvious singles, as ‘Trusting Me’ is a little dark save for some of the instrumentation, but it’s still a thumping five minute tune that provides the perfect soundtrack to a visual tale of a young woman and her favourite (if slightly inanimate) pet bird.