Kid Kasio has done it again! The guy is a one-man SynthPop machine!
It amazes me that Nathan Cooper (Kids’ alter ego) can churn out sweetly written and slickly produced tunes with clever videos with no label backing (yet)!
His latest track is ‘The Reason’, pure 80’s Pop with a riff so infectious I had been humming for weeks before the song was released based on a 30 second studio clip! Kid Kasio’s knack is writing 80’s inspired songs without falling into any (not one single one) of the clichés so often , and easily, slipped into by other ElectroPop artists. Kids’ music doesn’t try to sound 80’s, it just naturally is. Amazing.
♫ Kid Kasio – The Reason
Also amazing is the video for ‘The Reason’ which works on a similar level to the music. a Bruno Brooks introduced Top Of The Pops video (complete with TOTP title graphics!) which shows not just a vague fashionable 80’s nostalgia but a deep understanding of the music and visuals of the time. Noting more can be said about this video but ‘genius’.
I suggest you all go ‘like’ Kid Kasio on Facebook right now!
Kis Kiasio @ Facebook
Remember The Modern (nee Matinee Club)? The UK’s bright hopes for proper ElectroPop success back in the mid-90’s. Who were, let’s face it, slightly ahead of their time. Had they been releasing the singles they did a few years later, to a Little Boots & La Roux obsessed public, dominance would have been theirs. What are they up to now?
Well, founder and producer/songwriter Nathan Cooper is back to bring a some electronic Power Pop into your grey little lives as Kid Kasio. The early to mid 80’s, the last time our country was in financial meltdown, produced some of the best uplifting, yet socially aware, Pop music in history and as we weather the current economic storm it’s not surprising that we are hearing more and more Pop-in-the-face-of-adversity. Although easily contemporary with the likes of Penguin Prison, Bright Light Bright Light and Frankmusik, Kid Kasio carves out a sound all of his own mixing 80’s synthesizer Pop-Funk with New Wave songwriting. Working both as danceable throwaway pop (and round these parts that’s not meant as an insult!) and as razor-wit poetry there’s something for every lover of electronic Pop here and with the right backing 2011 could see Kid Kasio propelled straight up the charts.
♫ Kid Kasio – Living My Life
♫ Kid Kasio – Not For Turning
There’s an album on the way, but until the go show Kid Kasio some MySpace lovin’
Kid Kasio @ MySpace