KRNE Leaves Us In A Pile Of "Debris" on His Latest EP
We’ve been on KRNE (pronounce Krane) for a minute now, featuring him as one of our top acts to see at this year’s SXSW, and his newest EP Debris only confirms what we already knew: KRNE is a rising star and he absolutely can not be ignored. He recently giving up his day job to follow his musical dreams, and as bold of a choice that is, it’s a choice only made stronger by the tracks he has compiled on this latest release. Whether it be alt-r’n’b, brutally dark trap, or futuristic bass music, KRNE can seriously do it all.
It’s easy to get bogged down with shit in any genre of EDM, especially when it seems like every producer is trying to capitalize on whatever popular trends are dominating the scene at the time. KRNE stands above the rest as he refrains from the typical tropes of the genre, opting instead for new and interesting sound synthesis and unique song compositions. What strikes us particularly about this EP is the surprising lack of vocals. Many producers rely on a voice to carry a song and make it memorable, and it speaks volumes that by music alone KRNE is still able to leave a strong impression with the listener.
It’s impossible to put your finger on any one genre to describe his sound, which is perfectly encapsulated in lead single “Ascension” featuring exyle. It’s got a soulful r’n’b vibe punctuated with airy yet dominate synth stabs, with a low-end that sounds like it could be on one of Mr. Carmack’s heavier bangers. This eclecticism can be found on nearly every track, making this an EP that is going to be hard to top for the rest of the year.