If you're looking to add a techno track with just enough wonky flair to your repertoire, look no further than "Pastry Chef" by Kevin Knapp. The Austin-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer makes his VIVa MUSiC premiere with the Rumble Fur EP - of which the song is no small part.
"Pastry Chef" isn't the darkest, grittiest techno track on the market; its rubbery synth lead invokes more of the soul characteristic of the genre's origins. The male vocal refrain that rings out every several measures reinforces this theme, along with hi hat placement that invigorates it with a distinct danceability.
"I’m overjoyed to be making my first appearance on VIVa MUSiC," Knapp commented on the Rumble Fur EP. "It’s actually kind of a surreal moment for me as I remember Steve from his Nubreed days and I used to play Adante out a bunch in San Francisco back in the early aughts. He was part of my introduction to electronic music as a whole at that time, and it seems like things have sort of come full circle now with me making tunes he’s signed."
As for the EP itself, it comes out tomorrow, September 23rd. After listening to "Pastry Chef" above, look out for the rest of the effort as it arrives by way of VIVa MUSiC.