Bulgaria based DJ and producer Strahil Vechev made his debut to electronic music back in 2005, and has since stormed the charts with his unique broken beat, experimental house and techno production style under his most famous alias KiNK. He’s become a world-renowned producer, specialising in setting dance floors alight while performing on digital software such as drum machines, Leploop synthesizers, sequencers, and control pads at clubs and festivals such as Glasgow’s Sub Club, Paris’ Concrete, Detroit’s Movement Electronic Festival and Awakenings Festival to name a few.
After three years of constructing ideas and arranging a new live set up, Strahil is about to embark on a whole new chapter by releasing the first of many EPs under his new live alias kirilik. His new EP, out in June via Len Faki’s Figure imprint, is “inspired by American DJs, who used to support their DJ sets with a drum machine back in the ’80s and the early ’90s”, the label says.
“Strahil built the sonic library using unusual instruments like a Eurorack modular synthesizer with custom made modules, and other rare sound generators he has collected.”
“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 music instrument, rather than record players and a mixer.”
The four track EP titled Infinity Is Not A Number (which also includes an added bonus of four additional loops on the edge of each side) will be available to purchase on vinyl or digitally from the Figure music site. Listen to the first track ‘Infinity Is Not A Number’ below.
If you’re intrigued to see the maestro himself then you can catch him performing live at inner city electronic in Leeds on the first weekend of June. Second release tickets on sale now.