- One of the biggest club records of the year.
- Kasper Marott is a Danish producer who showed promise from the start. His 2014 debut included "Nord (Lupin Is Gone Mix)," a cut of dreamy, texturally rich deep house that earned him a nod from the venerable YouTube sleuth CMYK. His records since then, for Oscillat Music and Denmark's Twin Cities, further honed a smooth and thumping sound. All were good, but his latest is a breakthrough, both for its singular style and sheer party-rocking effect. Released on Modeselektor's Seilscheibenpfeiler label, Keflavik is easily one of the biggest club records of the year.
That's mostly thanks to its title track, a soaring floor-filler that blends Copenhagen's fast-and-high-def style of techno with elements of synth pop and Italo, most notably in its ecstatic, earworm bassline. Its dance floor effect is already proven—it was lighting up clubs and festivals for months before its release—but it gets under your skin as well, demanding repeat listens the way a great pop song does. The other two tracks, "Microworld" and "Megatu," are equally impressive in terms of production—especially "Megatu," a lush and punchy cut of electro—even if their mellow euphoria feels a bit flat. To be fair, that title track is a hard act to follow.