Music influences all of our lives to some degree. In the case of Los Angeles-based electronic artist Kilo House, its impact has been immeasurable. Growing up, KH was unable to move his legs or one of his arms. Despite this significant obstacle, at fifteen he decided to learn how to play the drums. It took years of hard work, but he eventually became the drummer in a metal band.
I wanted to play the drums so bad. It was like the first time I could see myself doing something, and so I really dedicated my life to it.Kilo House
In 2014 Kilo House and a friend moved to Los Angeles and attended the renowned music production school, Icon House. The move expanded the scope of his music career. He is now a successful Bass Trap producer who counts his streams in the tens of thousands. Over the past year he has dropped a string of banging singles leading up to the debut Kilo House album.
The Witching Hour
“The Witching Hour” is a concept album of sorts. Each of the first five of the six tracks on the record is built around samples from a classic Horror Sci-Fi show or movie. In life and music, KH’s stated motto is, “Fuck it, and just have some fun!” On “The Witching Hour” that fun comes in the form of subterranean bass tones, hard Trap grooves and some seriously creepy sampling.
The record opens with “XXX files (intro),” a short futuristic remix of the X-Files theme. From there he moves to the big screen. Listening to the record is like watching your favorite classic horror films… at a rave hosted by the undead. With each track Kilo House pulls from progressively darker films. “Demons” pairs a wildly creative 808 beat with samples from the movie “Aliens.” Like that flick, the track alternates between the ominously quiet and intensely hardcore.
“R.U.N” creates a vibe as fun and terrifying as the movie that supplied many of its samples, the legendary “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Kilo House does not deal in the lighthearted when choosing his Horror movies. “The Worst Nightmare of All” takes its title and many of its sounds from the uber-terrifying “Hellraiser” movies. Similarly, “The Night He Came Home” is built around the iconic score of the classic, “Halloween.”
Kilo rounds out the collection with a deviation from the theme, the genius cut-up and reinvention of the Chordettes’ “Mr. Sandman.” Through wild tone and tempo manipulation, and a sick beat, he completely transforms an iconic sound. You can hear that song on the Deep Indie Chill playlist. And follow the links below to connect with Kilo House. Get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this exciting and talented artist.