Inspired by the likes of Araabmuzik, Lorenzo Senni and Evian Christ, the record emerges from a difficult period for the Finnish producer, turning to the synth-heavy breakdowns of euro dance as a way to release. Devoid of any implied ironic distance, Keiska’s is a response to the nihilistic “post-industrial” sound of the electronic music of the day, offering instead tracks like ‘LIFE’, an ongoing vocal and a looping of synth sweeps that Keiska himself describes as “excessively melodic and colorful”.
The EP —which includes tracks titled ‘Powerpoint 1′,’Powerpoint 2’ and ‘Entrance’ —launches at Berlin’s OHM venue with supports from the likes of Ana Caprix, 333 Boyz, Blue Stork (aka Nicolas Humbert) and Creamcake DJ Larry.
The Powerpoint EP follows lead-single ‘Powerpoint 1‘, dropped on July 8, and pre-empts a string of releases and events by Berliners Creamcake in the lead up to the second edition of their 3hd Festival programme, this year running October 11 to 15.
Listen to the Powerpoint EP in full below.**