As the UK bass scene moves forward and progresses across different areas, it’s often the occurrence that some of the original names from the scene’s earlier days will start to fall into memory, rather than maintaining their positions at the top. One artist we have seen successfully return to the forefront of the bass explosion we are currently living amongst is Kissy Sell Out, a producer and DJ who has previously held down numerous Radio 1 residencies along with a multitude of major festival bookings.
Over the last few years we have seen him establish himself again as an integral part of our UK Bass scene with his new alias ‘KSO’. Not only starting up his own label project, but by kicking off the super popular ‘The House Of Bassline’ mix series, as well as trying his hand, very successfully at artist management. It’s the sort of thing you just love to see.
We are therefore here today to take a look at his brand new single via is label Stepper-man, which is a fantastic new school spin on what would be defined as an old school classic. The original recording comes to us courtesy of Urban Cookie Collective, who released ‘The Key, The Secret’ in 1993. Kissy here gets very busy on a vibrant, 2019 ready remix however, bringing the vocal structures and rhythms of the track streaming forward to the modern dance.
The track itself works the vocal lines well, combining nostalgia with high production value to tick both boxes, leading towards one hell of a militant drop as we are introduced to an array of lethal synthesizer patterns and choppy drum structures.
We have the great pleasure of being able to provide you all with the official SoundCloud premiere of this one, which you are able to check out below: