Posts Tagged ‘Kill J’

July 11, 2017

Danish experimental pop auteur Kill J has been one of the brightest blips on our talent radar for many a year. We could never predict what she’d give to us next after having experienced the wide array of electronic pop and avant-garde electro R&B she’s given us in the past. Kill J recently signed to Nettwerk Records, and she makes her debut on the label with an ethereal single named Gravity. Its unconventional pop and willowy fluttering vocals, framed in the atmospheric yet minimalist soundscape, leave me wondering if Gravity is what an FKA Twigs and Kate Bush collaboration would sound like. I’m pretty sure I’ve fallen in love with Kill J all over again, and I’m overjoyed that Gravity is the first single from her upcoming debut full length. You can be sure I’ll be awaiting more news about the album in the coming weeks.

October 4, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.29.2016 – 09.30.2016

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September 30, 2016

HONNE and Kill J melted me straight through to my core yesterday when I stumbled upon a new track that involves both those incredible projects. If you’ve listened to HONNE’s debut album Warm On A Cold Night, then you should be much familiar with the fact that the LP closes with a dance leaning song named FHKD, a transcendental cut of reflective gliding, cool atmospheric electro soul. Turns out, FHKD is one of HONNE’s own favorites, and they always wanted to get a good feature on it. So, who have they linked up with for a new version of FHKD? None other than other worldly, wildly creative Danish experimental pop artist KILL J. Her uniquely ethereal voice adds a celestial quality to FHKD, a marvelous contrast to HONNE’s creamy depth. You can purchase this brilliant new version of FHKD from various outlets, here. HONNE’s debut album Warm On A Cold Night is out now via Atlantic Records. 

June 28, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.24.2016 – 06.25.2016

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June 25, 2016

I first found out about Swedish electronic duo Jarami when they offered up a chic and resplendent remix of Wafia’s Heartburn a few months ago. The two piece is back with a fresh new “Jaramix” as they transform fellow Swede and eccentric pop artist Kill J’s You’re Good But I’m Better. They even team up with Marc E. Bassy for the song, and the Los Angeles based hip hop and R&B artist delivers a ravishing additional verse to this trumpet sleek, snazzy rich future soul revision.

May 28, 2016

You know you’re in for a treat if new Sekuoia surfaces, and it features, of all people, scintillating, edgy pop artist Kill J! Lamp In The Dark is a sensual beauty to behold, a dreamy concoction made up of glossy spacious production and Kill J’s bewitching vocals. As suggested in its title, Lamp In The Dark irradiates a soft light, as if fighting a cold chasm of desolation ready to engulf it at any time. This Danish collaboration is divine, and it leaves me hoping for more Kill J and Sekuoia in the future. Purchase Lamp In The Dark from various outlets, here.

March 11, 2016

I think it would be a pretty magical treat if I get to catch Kill J at SXSW later this month. I can’t help but be endlessly curious as to what a live Kill J performance might be like, considering how mysterious and enigmatic the act has been in the past, and how edgy and innovative her electronic pop music tends to be. The Danish artist drops her Quasi EP tomorrow, March 11th, and she reveals spectacular track Coda ahead of its release. Coda is absolutely riveting, a sleek and polished beauty that combines the R&B tenderness of FKA Twigs, the edginess of Grimes, and Elliphant or MØ’s gusty electropop. It’s incredible how Kill J’s voice shape shifts and changes so many times over throughout the song. Mind blowing, to be exact. I honestly don’t know how she does it, and I have  to see her perform on stage!

February 3, 2016

The last we heard from edgy, artistic Danish talent Kill J, she gave us an eccentric and twisted rendition of Aqua classic, Barbie Girl, one that I’m still enraptured with today. Kill J follows up on that profound statement with a new original named Trickle Trickle. The song literally trickles. Kill J’s spectacular vocals softly stroke our skin while the Trickle Trickle’s textured minimalist production cradles our very soul. If you’ve ever wondered what a combination of Grimes, FKA Twigs, and Kate Bush seated in a futuristic soundscape might sound like, Trickle Trickle’s your sensual, haunting answer. Trickle Trickle is a powerful, charged ballad, and it may have become my favorite Kill J song of the moment despite my obsession with her prior tunes. 

December 2, 2015

By now, we’ve learned to expect only the edgiest, most eccentric music from Danish artist Kill J, and she certainly doesn’t disappoint on her latest. Kill J covers Aqua classic Barbie Girl, a song that brings back plenty of old memories for me. It’s one of many infectious 90s tunes from Aqua, one so sugary hooking and overly played that many ended up tired of the song. Kill J’s rendition of Barbie Girl is worlds apart from the original. This is a dark and twisted Barbie Girl, or perhaps, a more realistic Barbie Girl. Gone is the honeyed perfection pop. In its place is a fierce and emboldened electronic pop bordering on menacing, and its phenomenal. This is the Barbie Girl of an age of Grimes and FKA Twigs, Sevdaliza and Lauren Mayberry. Kill J calls it her “dystopian take on a classic”.

August 1, 2015

Danish artist Kill J always infuses her music with very intriguing experimental sounds. New song Propaganda is a slithering, slinking, hissing concoction, a magnetic blend of Die Antwoord, Purity Ring, M.I.A., Grimes, and The Knife. It doesn’t get much more quirky and unconventional as this spellbinding song. Heavy hip hop beats and Eastern enchantment punctuate dark, gothy electronic pop on the brilliantly raw tune.