WITH NUANCE AND PRECISION, KELLY LEE OWENS RETURNS WITH TWO SUPERB NEW TRACKS

WITH NUANCE AND PRECISION, KELLY LEE OWENS RETURNS WITH TWO SUPERB NEW TRACKS

Boundary pushing Welsh born and London based techno DJ/Producer Kelly Lee Owens has digitally released two superb new tracks, her first original material since 2017, the year she dropped her superb self titled debut album which took out our album of that year, Unsurprisingly, they are two very different creations as Owens continues her penchant for exploring the possibilities that lie within techno’s emotive and naturally visceral centre while keeping a firm eye out for its cerebral outer edges.

The first track is the concise and insistent club ready ‘Let It Go’ which she penned for her appearance at London’s Fabric back in December last year when asked to open proceedings by Jon Hopkins as part of his curation of the night with DJ Nobu. This writer was lucky enough to be present and can distinctly remember how good she was at employing the delicate precision of techno’s minimal qualities as she was at unleashing the bludgeoning power of its hard side. Calling it restrained power would be too simple. It is the almost intuitive way these fundamental aspects are blended as well as transitioned so smoothly that makes ‘Let It Go’ and indeed everything she produces so unique and special. Also special in equal measure is ‘Omen’, a piece of electro infused dub techno where synths, foreboding and nocturnal, combine perfectly with the low end’s trippy reverberating simmer and the rhythm’s sideways course.

‘Let It Go’ is also the latest contribution to Adult Swim’s Singles series and both tracks will appear physically on 12″ vinyl through Smalltown Supersound on July 5. Listen to both tracks below. The digital release is, as are physical pre-orders, available now here.

 

Let It Go

Kelly Lee Owens (WAL)

From the digital single and forthcoming  12″ ‘Let It Go/Omen’, Smalltown Supersound.

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Omen

Kelly Lee Owens (WAL)

From the digital single and forthcoming  12″ ‘Let It Go/Omen’, Smalltown Supersound.

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