CURRENTLY LISTENING: Weekend Warrior EP by Projekt Rehab
Projekt Rehab hails from the west coast but the style of this electronic duo definitely lends a nod to the east. Their dark lyrics, brooding effects and highly poetic lyrics are exactly the kind of thing we New Yorkers tend to love in electronic music. Kason’s vocals are incredibly rich and unwavering, an important quality for teaming up with Porter’s low-key, yet sharp rhythms. Together the atmosphere is chill but they manage to keep their edge in every track. One that stands out for me personally is “Clean (Again)”. Its lyrics speak to young women about adaptability in this ultimately fucked-up world. Porter’s instrumentation lays the groundwork for Kason’s voice so well here with an infectious beat and the two swell nicely for the song’s powerful chorus. It’s not about can you dance to it? More about can you feel where they’re coming from? A question I wish more electronic artists would ask. Kason and Porter got it right. Their full EP is streaming on Soundcloud. Listen below and look out for more from Projekt Rehab in 2015.