L.A.’s Kendoll has gained quite the reputation for finding a unique and captivating voice, both on the decks and in the studio. Previous releases for the likes of Audiophile XXL and Night Bass have yielded hypnotizing left-field explorations of low-end music with an off-kilter UK lean. And her last captivating release on Psycho Disco!, Rabbit Hole, is now followed by another EP for the label—a one-two punch titled Dead or Alive.
While both tracks carry Kendoll’s signature sound of pitched vocal samples, breaks, and trippy composition, “Get You Out My Head” is the deep end secret weapon here. After a brief rolling vocal sample, this one kicks right in. Low, gritty, and stripped down, it seems to tap into a primal subconscious. The groove is as hypnotic as it is unshakable, like something from a euphoric fever dream. When the four-on-the-floor garage beat isn’t thumping away, the track slides into a mean breaks shuffle that carries bits of Miami bass. All the while, robotic vocals patter against blips, sirens, and beeps. This is the type of track that will have the whole club getting low.
Available February 1 via Psycho Disco! Records.
Buy Kendoll’s Dead or Alive EP here.