Kaye debuts groovy single 'Right For Me' from forthcoming album 'Distant Dancefloor' via Darker Than Wax

Kaye debuts groovy single 'Right For Me' from forthcoming album 'Distant Dancefloor' via Darker Than Wax

Singaporean DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kaye, who co-helms the Singaporean-founded label Darker Than Wax has released single ‘Right For Me’, building up to his debut LP the label titled ‘Distant Dancefloor’, which is slated for release on the 22nd of October.

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With chopped-up voice samples making up a powerful rhythm, accentuated by scaling synthesizer strings, ‘Right For Me' jumps right into the action - even though it was fashioned for a space Singapore has not yet returned to.

Speaking about this and the name of the album in an interview with Mixmag Asia, Kaye shared: “Yes, the obvious answer is that most of these tracks were made during a time when the concept of a dance floor was distant and alien to all of us on the planet. And now in many parts of the world, things are finally opening up or even in full swing — in Singapore dance floors still remain distant in spite of the fact that we have one of the most highly vaccinated populations in the world. It’s incredulous, I know."

And while the country has not set foot into a party in what seems like never-ending restrictions and pivots, the idea of being on the dancefloor with people feels more like a feigned image than actual reality. Kaye aims to fill that gap, making sense of an aspect that’s been ripped away from party-goers and dancers alike. 

"So I can only hope that my music gets some love…on a distant dance floor."

"It’s also a bit of a play on the album artwork where you see something that looks like a constellation of some sort, and alien-looking creatures are lining up as though they’re waiting to enter a club on an alien planet — a distant dance floor!”

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Speaking in contemplation of the late Charles Mingus’s quote: “Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple", Kaye birthed Distant Dancefloor, interweaving his love affair of jazzy chords and pulsating club beats that will reach our ears come October and hopefully, to nearby dancefloors as well.

Distant Dancefloor features 7 tracks in total, 3 of which include remixes from Jun Kamoda, Cain, and Ricky Razu. Previously, he released India Italo, bringing his own personal edits to Indian classics in the Italo Disco vein. He co-founded local label Darker Than Wax, with the founders celebrating their 10th year anniversary in 2021. 

Listen to ‘Right For Me’ here and leave your review on Hear65

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