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KPT

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Electronic Experimental

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"Top 89 Local Songs of 2015"

“Both singles “Innermost” & “Descent feat Jekka” voted into “Top 89 Local Songs of 2015” by The Current listeners.” - MPR


"Intravenous Magazine on KPT ALIVE BY MACHINES."

"Tracks such as 'Ventilate', 'Revol' (feat. Gus Watkins), 'Collapsed' & 'Burn' give the album a fiercely intelligent & almost confrontational backbone with heavy distortion, dark atmospheres & creepy samples peppering the tracks. On the other hand, tracks like 'Open', 'Descent' (feat. Jekka), 'Disintegrate' & 'Reconstruction' frame a core edm sound with darker textures & overtones for great effect. KPT will certainly be one to keep an eye out for as an exciting rising name in both the dark electronica & edm genres with cerebral releases such as this." - Intravenous Magazine


"The Current (MPR) on "Descent F. Jekka""

“He is about to explode if this first single says anything. “Descent” is a pulsing dark wave of electronica with submissive vocals by the Russian vocalist Jekka floating above the bass. KPT is possibly the next big Minnesota name to let the rest of the country know what we got.” - The Current (MPR)


"Intravenous Magazine on "Descent F. Jekka""

"KPT is being tipped for big things & if the lead single from his full-length debut is anything to go by, they may be right. "Descent" features the sublime vocals of Russian alt-pop'er Jekka who lends her unique style to a song that blends industrial, ambient & idm with ease. Beginning with industrial distorted beats, the song begins to unfurl as subtle ambient textures intermingle with the synth & vocal melodies. The end result is a hard, yet melodic song rich with texture & depth that begs you to dance. Dark & atmospheric, yet completely accessible & polished. A smart single that shows industrial & darkwave can add depth of flavour to the accessibility of edm. The full length will definitely be one to keep an eye out for." - Intravenous Magazine


"Backseat Mafia on "Descent F. Jekka""

"New single Descent opens with industrial sounding drum crashes, along with almost static basslines & increasingly elaborate drum patterns. Over the top are breathy vocals provided by Russian songstress Jekka, which are soaked in echo & consequently have a shroud of mystery about them. If you like dark electronic house, you're going to fall for this." - Backseat Mafia


"EDM Sauce on "Innermost""

“Music that transcends the borders of any predetermined genre is a definite rarity. This song elevates itself over any categorization to what I can only describe as an electronic, futuristic & atmospheric soundtrack. The sounds are intense, dark & heavily inducing of gloomy ambiance. Play this track at night for best results.” - EDM Sauce


"Ella, Damn Classy on “Innermost”"

“Weirdly wonderful.” - 4ZZZ FM


"Kevin Hugger on KPT ALIVE BY MACHINES."

"KPT just exemplifies why much that is progressive & boundary pushing is emanating from the EDM scene. That’s why the trailer for his new album ‘KPT ALIVE BY MACHINES.’ is akin to the promo for a dark sci-fi blockbuster where the shadowy burst of noises ably capture the tension & intrigue about to unfold." - mp3hugger


"Andrea Swensson, The Current on "Salt""

"There’s something beguiling about the way Gus Watkins’ breathy, ominous voice fights to be heard underneath a tide of electronic schisms, rhythms & whirs in this new collaboration between artists KPT & ACTN." - The Current (MPR)


"Das Klub on KPT's remix of Junksista."

"The ultimate remix, a vacuous synthetic pipe blowing industrial blackness over "All You Can Eat", is the smudge remix by American producer KPT. It is dirty, loud & reverberant. A nice experiment that takes the EP into desolate territory." - Das Klub


"Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ FM on "Gift""

“A thickly textured & grittily timbred cut of industrial murk. Muffled beats accompany the sound of a distressed woman muttering to god knows who. It’s highly atmospheric & rife with tension from end to end.” - 4ZZZ FM


"MADE on "Gift""

"The track opens like a movie, with a continued sense of urgency throughout. Sporadic breathing & precisely placed sounds (cymbals, rolling snares, etc.) add to the anticipation that builds so persistently. Dark, yet full of energy, I can imagine this playing in the background of a high octane scene in Breaking Bad or Dexter." - MADE


"Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ FM on "Salt""

"A mixture of EDM & industrial power. Trappy snares ride over squelching synths before a booming bass chorus that builds to a brilliant shriek. It’s the restrained vocals that, in some ways, make this seem like the spiritual offspring of NIN." - 4ZZZ FM


"NoisePorn on DEATHDANCE"

“Featuring four richly cinematic electronica tracks with grinding basslines & futuristic vocals, the EP further proves that the Minneapolis-based producers are among the most innovative acts in EDM.” - NoisePorn


"Side-Line Music Magazine on "Something Went Wrong""

"Offers dark, hypnotic electronics that are a far cry from more-commercial EDM. An example of how styles like EDM can perfectly crossover to other scenes like dark wave. Recommended!" - Side-Line Music Magazine


"Pumped Audio on "Something Went Wrong""

"A cracking composition of chunky beats & glitch intensified by his unique musical dramatics & vibrant touch. A chance for you to get your hands on a solid piece of work from one of the most exciting new artists we have encountered over the past 12 months." - Pumped Audio


"360 Magazine"

“KPT is brilliant. Amazing production, instrumentation & song construction. Right on par with the climate of today’s music industry. Being polished & extreme creativity has earned him a spot on our 360 Watch List.” - 360 Magazine


"Jonathan McJunkin, City Pages"

"His music, at once sparse & complex, has a distinct element of unpredictability. It's professional, polished, fresh & just the right amount of weird." - City Pages


"Paula Humphreys, Pumped Audio"

"Exciting new kid on the block with his own brand of dark, hypnotic electronica that really bowled us over. This is not techno, it’s not minimal, why put a label on it...we think it’s as fresh & innovative as they come." - Pumped Audio


"Brett Callwood, Metro Times Detroit"

"KPT’s new track, “Aim”, is actually quite beautiful. Trance-y & hypnotic, this is the sort of electronic music that you don’t have to be an attendee of Movement to enjoy. This could be the score to a Lynch movie. It’s dark, yet relaxing. Love it." - Metro Times Detroit


"DJ ESP aka Woody McBride on "Aim""

"Awesome euphoric tune. Full support from DJ ESP." - DJ ESP aka Woody McBride


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

In a relative short amount of time, KPT (pronounced “KEPT”) has established himself as a definitive player in the future of electronica. Lauded in review as “brilliant”, “among the most innovative”, an "exciting new kid on the block with his own brand of dark, hypnotic electronica” as well as having “a distinct element of unpredictability", KPT employs an uncommon approach to both writing & performing.

Focusing on the critical (often recently overlooked) live performance aspect of dance music, KPT composes unique arrangements for most events, constructing his official releases using elements from those performances.


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