As ever the world of electronic music is never far away from blowing my mind. After being put on to King Midas Sound by certain pepper-flavoured friend of mine, I literally haven’t been able to turn Kind Midas Sound’s album off.
Waiting For You is King Midas Sound’s debut album and is in stores now. The album is literally a tour de force, which although sounds like a cliché, is nothing less than truly amazing, from a band that is made up of a familiar face or two. The driving force behind KMS seems to be the enigma that is The Bug who is joined by vocalist, singer songwriter Roger Robinson who some of you may know from earlier efforts with Attica Blues and Speeka. Finally, completing the line-up is illustrator, fashion designer and singer, known only as Hitomi.
The first KMS releases came in the shape of the dubbed-out hip hop gem; Cool Out which featured remixes from the likes of Flying Lotus and Dabrye, which is still on heavy rotation for me a year on after its release. Next came the Dub Heavy – Hearts and Ghosts EP that perfectly had us all in absolute anticipation without patience for the first full-length album that has just dropped. Waiting For You, has like the previous releases, come courtesy of purveyors of all things bass; Hyperdub.
Check out the album and keep your eyes very closely on this band, they are indeed Ones To Watch. Here is their new video to wet your whistle to: