Kai Van Dongen recently contributed a compilation under Second State, and now South African DJ and producer presents his first solo release. He’s releasing an energizing four-track EP titled Expression. Based in London by way of Johannesburg, Kai is quickly establishing his rightful place within the scene.
The EP’s second track, “Vortex”, makes use of a number of impactful breakdowns that separate the bass-driven main body. Heaving kick drums and a low, tremoring bassline dominate the opening, drawing you in further before twisted synth notes are slowly dragged in. A choppy vocal sample reverberates over the riotous drums as the various elements are eliminated and faded out to close.