Alia Fresco’s self-titled EP on Kid Drama’s CNVX imprint is being heralded as the forerunner for a new sound – ‘Autonomic Pop’. Future music defined and realized.
An enchanting artist from Denmark who absorbs inspiration from everywhere, though on this debut EP tips her hat firmly towards the experimental sounds of UK bass music.
She reveals that, “Around 2011 I began doing unofficial vocal remixes of my favourite UK producers. Not long after uploading them to Soundcloud some of the producers reached out to me including dBridge, Jon Convex, Loxy and Resound and things have gone on from there”.
Popping up on ‘Wait For Me’ in 2013, which launched both singer songwriter and producer Beastie Respond into the playlists of discerning 170 BPM listeners. The Danish singer has since appeared on Kid Drama’s ‘Covering Ground’ EP and the self-titled ‘The Levels’ album. Fast forward to 2017 and Alia Fresco finds herself at the helm of her own 4 track EP on Kid Drama’s CNVX label.
Produced by Kid Drama the EP can aptly be described as “Autonomic Pop” with parallels to be drawn with contemporary acts like BANKS and FKA Twigs. The EP has a polish and sheen to it that screams technical prowess and solid studio technique. The EP belongs to the 170 bracket, but it need not be shackled by the restrictive grip of Drum & Bass.
Listening to ‘Let You Go’ you’re able to appreciate the crossover potential of the work. It has the desirable qualities of pop music; catchy vocals, defined structure, clean definition and dynamics, while maintaining the rhythmic cogency of deep rooted electronica. When beautiful vocals are properly recorded and treated they are like fine fabrics layered atop each other as rich quilt work. Finely textured and soft to the touch. The tonality and control Alia Fresco demonstrates is poetic. Its only short coming is that it ends 4 tracks in.
A continuation of Kid Drama’s vast record of work throughout the Autonomic and Instra:mental years, the ‘Alia Fresco’ EP is bound to inspire a host of copycat ventures. Alternatively, this could be the initial hint of something completely radical.