CS Premiere • Matoma — False Alarm (KC Lights Remix)
Nowadays, the term “up and coming artist” has lost a lot of its luster — a victim of overuse and marketing hype, placing far too many musicians into a silo of limitations and “don’t fuck it up” spotlight.
All that aside, let’s take a minute to talk about Glasgow native KC Lights. The young producer first caught our attention with 2015’s house anthem No No No on Hervé’s Cheap Thrills imprint, a testament to that classic UK house sound that can never go wrong, abound with sharp hi-hats and unapologetically full kicks. From there, he released a steady string of singles and remixes, each more infectious than the next; Together racked up plays from heavyweights like Annie Mac and MK, Temptation premiered on Danny Howard’s Nothing Else Matters label and found its way into nearly every summer set possible. Then nearly a month ago, the 25-year-old remixed TIEKS’s melodic single Sunshine, twisting the already solid track into an absolute dancefloor weapon and setting an incredibly high new standard for reliability and quality in house music.
And like clockwork, Mr. Lights answers our calls for more, making it impossible to refuse attention. This time he taps Tropical House wonderboy Matoma’s latest single False Alarm for a proper flip, and the results are unimaginable — fierce snares and reverberating kicks pave the way for a melodic piano line, all of which build an atmosphere of celebration as the original’s vocal belts out don’t rescue me… time and again. There’s something equally emotional and carefree about this one, as it might be the perfect soundtrack for popping champagne following a particularly formative life event. Either way, it’s sure to cause serious shape-throwing this weekend and beyond, and we’re looking forward to eclipsing the 100-play mark in a matter of hours.
Stream the track below and do be sure to keep watch on this guy, as he’ll surely transcend the status of “up and coming” in no time. Friday just got real!