Alland Byallo and Kenneth Scott met in San Francisco around nine years ago. Since then they have collaborated on countless projects and events, leading up to Scotts official partnership in the Bad Animal label. Scott delivers his debut on BA in fine form, offering three original tracks that are perfect examples of his unique take on House music.
Engrams refers to the hypothetical, physical interpretation of memories and all that leads up to them. The original tracks "Yuki" and "How Do I Miss You If You Never Go Away" were started in 2005 and 2009, respectively. During a late night listening session, Byallo and Scott rediscovered these cuts and decided it's time to polish things up and unleash them. All of the tracks here are like slivers of memories, times and places past, reinterpreted and reworked through a filter, as it were, since Kenneth's move to Berlin last year. Allowing the new influences of the city to permeate and push forward, Scott revives these memories and turns to creating new ones.
Tom Ellis is a long-time favorite of ours, and his treatment of "I Didn't Mean To" is the perfect example of why. Ellis takes the pitched, trippy vocals of our dear friend Linda Line and the basic melody, and adds a distinct, mature and beautifully jazzy backbone to the cut. Nothing short of brilliant, while still unreleased this remix has made it's way to being what those lucky enough to get it early have called THE track of 2013.
Alex Barck (Jazzanova) - "I love the whole package here. Hard to actually decide which is the best tune really."
Danny Howells - "Solid as f**k fourte tracker. Yuki is ace but the deeper cuts sound awesome too."
The Revenge - "Liking this a lot. Yuki is a ACE track! Supporting."
Satoshi Tomiie - "This is good for me... Yuki has got an awesome groove!!"
Joel Alter - "Yuki is sounding really good... Diggin' this. Will be supporting."
Johnjon (Suol) - "I Didn't Mean To is such a great track Kenneth... All in all a really nice EP guys!!"
Davide Squillace - "Very intense synth orgy on Yuki... I am all over this one!! Supporting!"
Attrnag - (RTE RnaG, Ireland) - "Deep... With a memorable 'live' sounding bass lines."
Lex - (Deep House Amsterdam) - "Really liking How Do I Miss You!!! Such a great record."
Sean M-Y - (Ibiza Voice) - "This is sounding amazing… will consider for a review."
Peter Kruder - "The Tom Ellis remix sounds like a record you've known forever and that's very cool. Will play this. The original version is nice too."
Luca Bacchetti - "This Tom Ellis remix is sooo good!!!!! Very classy rework!"
Jimpster - "This is a peach! Love the sound of all the tracks but Yuki is especially heavy. Definitely going to be playing this tonight."
Jackmate - "The remix from Tom Ellis is just fantastic!! Definitely supporting!"
Till Von Sein - "I am loving the sound of this deeeeeeep rework from Tom Ellis. Support!"
Ewan Pearson - "Really like Yuki on this release. Fierce disco-techno. Superb!"
Alix Alvarez - "Dope EP overall!! How Do I Miss You.. is the cut I'm favouring. Super fresh deep biz going on. Gonna rock this!"
Manik - "Yuki is hellishly direct... I like that. Supporting!"
Diesel (X-Press 2/MoS Radio) - "This is a cracking EP from Kenneth!!! Every track is really working. Will look to support on air."
Diversions - (CHRY Toronto, Canada) - "Nice ones! Especially like the build up, rhythmic low and subtle melodies of How Do I Miss You..."
Elie Eidelman - (Sweatlodge Radio, Germany) - "I love Kenneth! Big up on the dope release!! How Do I Miss You.. is my favourite here."
Tom Breu - (WDR 1Live, Germany) - "Nice and solid EP from Kenneth..."
Larse - (WDR 1Live, Germany) - "This is a DOPE release from Kenneth!! Support here."
Makossa - (FM4 Vienna, Austria) - "Solid tracks from Kenneth & Bad Animal. How Do I Miss.. is my pick."
Soundwall, Italy - "Will be listening further for our review roundup..."
Shawn - (XLR8R) - "Nice to hear something new from Kenneth..."
Alex - (Reviewer, Groove Magazine, Germany) - "The original of I Didin't Mean To is a nice afterhour tune."
Ji-Hun - (Groove Magazine, Germany) - "I am loving How Do I Miss You..!! Great record!"
Faze Magazine, Germany - Review Confirmed [txt from ]