Kito, VanJess and Channel Tres team up on the infectious new single “Recap,” released today via Astralwerks. The Australian-born, Los Angeles-based producer has conjured up a soulful, syncopated sliver of pop perfection that suggests when a relationship gets too complicated, it’s time for a “recap” – a return to the beginning and the early joys that first sparked romance. An effortless, imaginative, genre-bending track, “Recap” was written during a magical weekend spent working in Bob Dylan’s legendary Airstream, located at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio in Malibu, CA.
“Recap” is Kito’s first release since “Follow,” her collaboration with ZHU and Jeremih. Released in August 2020, the song has since amassed more than 10 million combined global streams. Kito talks about her origins and how “Follow” came together during quarantine in this episode of Capitol Royale’s “New Slang” series. Praised as the “ultimate summer club record” by Dancing Astronaut, “Follow” has been remixed by Dillon Francis. Listen to the remix HERE. Kito made her Astralwerks debut with the single “Wild Girl” alongside Empress Of, which became a top 10 hit at U.S. Dance radio. “Alone With You,” her collaboration with electronic music duo AlunaGeorge, followed in early 2020.
About Kito: Producer/songwriter Kito developed her distinctive sound while growing up in Australia and later living in London, garnering worldwide notoriety by DJing and releasing music independently. With early cosigns by the likes of Diplo, Kito made the move to Los Angeles to focus on her own project while still being an in-demand producer for artists such as Jorja Smith, BANKS and Mabel. As a solo artist, Kito has already reached number one on the iTunes dance chart, while her 2018 EP HAANI featured Elley Duhé, Kodie Shane, Trinidad James and Kanye West-producer Hudson Mohawke. She made her Astralwerks debut with the single “Wild Girl” alongside Empress Of, which became a top 10 hit at U.S. Dance radio. “Alone With You,” a collaboration with electronic music duo AlunaGeorge, followed in February 2020 and summer smash “Follow” with ZHU and Jeremih came after.
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About VanJess: Growing up between Lagos, Nigeria, and California, VanJess has brought an entirely new take to contemporary R&B, one that pays tribute to ‘90s greats like TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctively inciting an inimitable style. The sisters cut their teeth online with a string of viral covers before self-releasing their 2018 debut album Silk Canvas, a smooth, seductive R&B record that included the singles “High and Dry” and “Come Over.” VanJess has earned praise from The FADER, Complex, Wonderland, Vice and others. The duo has collaborated with such artists as Kaytranada, Ari Lennox, Masego and Xavier Omär.
About Channel Tres: Starting with 2018’s “Controller,” Channel Tres has blended the drive of Detroit techno and the silky smooth grooves of Chicago house with the snarl of West Coast rap. His music is no longer the little secret that dance DJs maybe had wished it would stay. For the last two years, Channel has toured the world to sold-out arenas, and found fans in everyone from Elton John to Tyler the Creator. For Channel, music is about reconnecting with his own history, whether it’s in his lyrics, or through the influences and musical history he uncovers in his productions. It was Channel’s voice that truly opened the door for him – an effortlessly deep baritone that drapes itself over his instrumentals, appearing and disappearing in service of the song like a modern-day James Brown.
About Astralwerks:Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 6x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”
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