KiNK reveals new alias kirilik with debut EP on Len Faki’s label

Artist: kirilik
Title: Infinity Is Not A Number
Label: Figure
Cat No: FIG97
Release date: 11th June 2018
Genre: Techno

Three years after presenting an original idea of arranging his own music live by using a standard DJ setup and a drum machine, Strahil Velchev alias KiNK is ready to premiere the very first EP-outing of his new project entitled kirilik.

Strahil came up with the idea to arrange and perform his own music live with a standard DJ setup and a drum machine. Inspired by American DJs, who used to support their DJ sets with a drum machine back in the 80`s and the early 90`s, Strahil decided to break down this approach to a lower level and to turn it upside down.

He is using a drum machine on stage to create all rhythms and complement that he is layering additional sonic elements from 3 CD players. Strahil built the sonic library using unusual instruments like a Eurorack modular synthesizer with custom-made modules and other rare sound generators he collected through the years.

The sound library is limited to simple monophonic synth lines, often not longer than one bar, that way he pushes himself to be creative with the DJ gear, using it more like a musical instrument, rather than record players and a mixer.

Created with obscure studio equipment and backed by an array of sonics out of his extensive line-up of machinery, kirilik successfully transfers to the record that unique level of levity and immediacy that his live act has already become renowned for. Loopy and thus infinite in nature, sometimes seemingly spiraling themselves out of control even, these tracks are as versatile as they are just fun to play around with!

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.