Kingdom has spent the past few years establishing himself as one of the most exciting voices in the North American electronic scene. From his anthemic Fool’s Gold debut “Mind Reader,” to his official remixes for the likes of Sleigh Bells and MNDR, or his forward-thinking club experiments with the Night Slugs and Fade To Mind crews, no one is better at using dance music to explore the emotional textures of R&B and the power of the human voice, even when its chopped into millions of unrecognizable pieces spliced between exploding 808s.
Yet on “Take Me,” Kingdom goes from deconstructing R&B divas to working with one of his own, Naomi Allen of the critically acclaimed girl group Electrik Red. Their original collaboration is a stand-out slice of futuristic pop, weaving breathy come-ons and radio-ready melodies atop a hypnotic sub-bass riff and snatches of raw, insistent percussion. B-side “If You Buck” flips expectations even further as a dreamlike crunk instrumental – who knew harps and finger snaps could be so heavy?
1. Take Me feat. Naomi Allen
2. Take Me (Instrumental)
3. Take Me feat. Naomi Allen (Accapella)
4. If You Buck