KVK 700 B-side 1

Mr. Tophat and Art Alfie – ‘KVK700’ (Karlovak)

Rising Swedish duo Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie return with the seventh episode on their Karlovak imprint to take us to dizzy new heights.

Operating out of Stockholm and it’s hinterlands, Rudolf Nordström & Oscar Wedren have been quietly on the rise, with influences spanning from punk to jazz, they’ve making a major impact on the electronic music community with a strong string of releases and a stirring take on club-centric house.

On the A-Side a distorted kick drum and driving snares lead into random, melancholic piano keys and echoing vocals, both drenched in delay to form a serendipitous House tool.The Best Sense Is The Nonsense’ kicks into full swing just after the 3.30 mark and you can’t but feel that high octane energy – built and geared to fuel throttling dance-floors well through peak-hour performances and into the sunrise.  

‘Liberace’s Fever’ on the B Side is feveristic in the true sense of the word. A swirling Disco affair which gasps for respiration is lifted by vivacious strings, flutes and pumping horns. This could be a lost track from the decadent Sylvester days at Paradise Garage.

KVK700 is out now and available via Clone Records.

Conor McTernan