Following the success of ‘Nightcall’, Copenhagen-based project KANT, returns with their new track ‘Close To the Wire’ (released via Black Butter). A smartly engaging Moby-esque electronic gem, featuring exciting new singer/songwriter Leo Stannard.
Ok…First up, why did you call your project KANT?
Simple and short: we thought the word KANT, which literally means “edge” or “edgy” in Danish would be a nice fit to describe our sound.
You were busy with the official remixes for the likes of Jessie J, MØ and NERO. When did you decide to release your own material?
We’ve actually released several original releases before we started remixing for other artists. Nevertheless, the remix projects always seemed to stand out from our catalogue and received a lot of attention.
As much as we enjoy working on remix projects we’re currently more focused on our own material and will follow up with new KANT releases very soon.
Were you surprised by ‘Nightcall’ success?
We definitely had a good feeling with it but didn’t have any specific expectation on the outcome. Of course, we were also lucky to have Black Butter as our partner, as they were very dedicated and able to push a record in the right direction.
Tell us everything we should know about your new release “Close To the Wire”
The new single is a collabo with UK artist Leo Stannard, who recently released a great record with Kidnap Kid called “Moments”. As we really liked his previous work, we were happy when the peeps at Black Butter could connect us for this collabo. Unfortunately, we couldn’t work together in person but we think the track turned out amazing!
What’s the music scene like in Copenhagen?
Copenhagen has a vibrant scene and some amazing events such as Distortion Festival and many others.
Nevertheless, Denmark is a small country so it’s limited to a certain extent. The electronic club culture here is still slowly evolving, especially when compared to cities like London or Berlin.
Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
There are probably too many to just pick out a few.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Tough question … A collabo with Chet Faker would be definitely something we wouldn’t turn down 😉 Other than that, it’s also always refreshing to search for new talent, as there is a lot out there.
Are you planning any live shows and what will they be like?
Yes, we are indeed. We’ve actually tested our first live set up last year at Distortion Festival in Copenhagen. It was a great experience and we’re working hard since then to take it to a higher level. hopefully, we’ll be able to premiere our first live tour within the next months. You can definitely expect unreleased original tracks and a stunning visual presentation. Catch our socials for any updates!
By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FM