New Music Jan 5  |  

Netherlands producer KA-YU helps you to chill out with “Sense/Feel”

Darker Than Wax producer and instrumentalist KA-YU is back with another smooth groove called “Sense/Feel” that cordially invites you to let your guard down. The Netherlands-based talent incorporates live instrumentation, synths, and sampled vocals with ease to make a modern, laid back vibe. Stream “Sense/Feel” below.

New Music Apr 18  |  

KA-YU Wants you to Stop and Smell the “Flowers”

I like to get my mornings started on a smooth note whenever possible. The right soundtrack is a key ingredient. KA-YU is here to help with tracks like “Flowers.” The Netherlands-based producer is  a Darker Than Wax affiliate, so it should come as no surprise that he is very adept at using his music to . . .

After She
New Music Jan 26  |  

KA-YU Dishes Out A Melodic Masterpiece With “After She”

KA-YU is back again, this time with a sultry Art In Melodies premiered track entitled, “After She.” Rich and delicate pads, background vocals and a sublime synth backing create a melodic, chord-enriched soundscape. Beyond just the instrumentation, the drums feature a mixture of a hard-hitting, modern kick/snare combination and jazzy hat & percussive elements. KA-YU’s style . . .

KA-YU - Goddess
New Music Nov 3  |  

KA-YU Delivers Chill Vibes In Latest Single “Goddess”

Darker Than Wax labelmate, KA-YU, returns with a sultry new single, in “Goddess.” Vocal chops correlating to the title, airy percussion, and a smooth and harmonious balance of pad, piano, and funky bass create for a serene song. KA-YU hasn’t personally released anything in nearly three months. With this track he’s back and better than . . .

dtw hits europe
New Music Mar 20  |  

Darker Than Wax delivers refreshing sounds on ‘DTW Hits Europe’

To get their global fanbase amped up for their forthcoming European tour, Singapore-based experimental label Darker Than Wax dropped an appropriately titled new album called DTW Hits Europe. The project features two songs by Ka-Yu and Silo. Stream DTW Hits Europe below. Tour Dates 6th Apr : Golem, Hamburg 7th Apr : Club GRETCHEN, Berlin . . .

Session 036

ESSNTL’S “ETYB Radio: Session 036” Features The Neptunes, Bryson Tiller, Future & More

Glide into the weekend with ESSNTL‘s latest edition of Earth To Your Brain Radio. As you would expect, the latest edition is full of the expected mix of lesser known gems, slick remixes, and current hits. This is the last installment of Season 4, but we’re nowhere near finished. Read a quote from ESSNTL below, . . .

Dean Chew

Meet the Movement #001: Dean Chew of Darker Than Wax (Part. 2)

Meet the Movement is a new series in which I’ll be speaking to some of the people behind your favorite record labels, collectives and movements, to gain insight into how they came to be and also inspire readers to start their own. A lot of these movements and the creative minds involved in their beginnings . . .