Kenton Slash Demon
Kenton Slash Demon, the duo of Silas Moldenhawer and Jonas Kenton, released their latest 12" EP, 'TT' / 'Dok', in March 2016 on Future Classic.
'TT' / 'Dok' is the follow up to 2015's inventive 'Harpe' / 'Syko' 12" EP that earned the duo raves from XLR8R, Stereogum, SPIN, Time Out New York (ranked 'Harpe' as #14 in "The best dance songs of 2015") and Beatport (ranked Round's 'Syko' Slow Response Mix as #10 in Best Of 2015: Electronica). Kenton Slash Demon also saw support from BBC Radio 1 & 6 with airplay by B.Traits, Annie Mac and Nemone. Additionally, they charted highly on the Spotify Viral U.S., Australia and Global charts. 'Harpe' and 'Syko' have generated a combined 1.5 million, SoundCloud streams that has helped Kenton Slash Demon to the top of the Hype Machine popular chart several times.
Moldenhawer and Kenton, both children of the early 80s, grew up alongside each other in Copenhagen. In their teenage years they discovered electronic music and were inspired to start spinning records and producing tracks together. Years later they formed the indie-electro outfit, When Saints Go Machine, whose music won them commercial success and a wide range of awards in their home country, especially as "Producers Of The Year" for their international debut album 'Konkylie', that peaked at #45 on Billboard's 'Uncharted / Next Big Sound' list in America.
During work on the When Saints Go Machine debut, Kenton Slash Demon released their critically acclaimed 'Khattabi' EP on Tartelet Records. A steady succession of high quality EPs followed on the Danish label: 'Sun' EP (2010), 'Matter' EP (2010), 'Daemon' EP (2011) and the 'Ore' single (2012), garnering the duo widespread recognition and praise from critics and peers alike. Fans over the years include DJ Koze, Dixon, Claude Von Stroke, Brodinski, Luciano, Flume, John Talabot, Gold Panda and Michael Mayer.
Kenton Slash Demon's sound is both organic and futuristic, and their obvious skills
take their productions further than the typical frame and dramaturgy of a club track.
They want to create soundtracks for clubs as well as music that you can listen to on your home stereo, thus blurring the space between the public and private experience.
"If you need something to soundtrack your last seven minutes on earth, throw on 'Harpe.' It's a song that encompasses the full spectrum of human emotion, coating every possibility in a glaze of dark rapture" - Stereogum
"'Syko' is a beautiful, organic slice of house music reminiscent of the likes DJ Koze and his Pampa label" - XLR8R
Photos by Lasse Dearman