With the new year not too far off the horizon, it’s always a bit of fun ruminating over who’s going to be making a name for themselves come 2016. Without trying to be a musical Nostradamus, it’s worth betting that Eindhoven’s electronic twosome Klyne will show up on the radar at some point. Comprised of beatsmith Ferdous Derzhad and singer Nick Klein, the Dutch duo have already caused a stir with their well-heeled sound. On the production tip, Derzhad’s peeled back machinations work flawlessly with Klein’s super soulful vocalism. Hinging on a hook-heavy dyadic of synths and samples, the boys’ tunes boast a confidence you’d perhaps expect from a more established act. In fact, after whipping up a remix of Disclosure and Sam Smith’s ‘Omen‘, they’ve obviously set their sights on emulating dance music’s most fabled brothers.
Set to drop via Aesop imminently, their brand-spanking Closer EP is a scintillating package of four tight-knit rhythms. Masterfully circumventing the more worn out aspects of electro-pop, the title track is a fresh cut that’s a little reminiscent of Hot Natured’s radio-friendly house. A catchy chorus and reverberating bass line abound on ‘Paralyzed’, a distinctly R&B inspired number. Akin to Jamie XX’s ‘Obvs’, ‘Entropy’ dazzles with its textured beats and steel drums. Due for release in tandem with the record, you’ll have to wait on ‘Waiting’, though if it’s on par with the other three efforts it’s no doubt on point. Before you can get your mitts on the 12”, head on over to Klyne’s SoundCloud and get listening.
Words: Alex Rennie