No Room for Air, sister label to Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats Music, launched earlier this month with a blueprint of releasing music of a more soulful complexion, pressed only onto 7”. With their first release by Stamp favourite K15, they couldn’t have made this statement of intent clearer.
The London DJ and producer is steadily establishing his name with every release. With the accomplished Insecurities and Mist EPs, K15 has modestly pointed out his natural ear for composition and ability to channel groove into his music. Title track ‘Mist’ simply exudes soul. Opened by soft female vocals accompanied by formlessly improvised keys, it breaks down into the main body kept in time with rattleclap and shakers respectively on and off the beat. A smooth bassline and gentle keys complete a picture which will melt any care away, the only flaw is it doesn’t last longer. The EP fittingly ends with a stripped rework of ‘Crush’ from 90s RnB/hip-hop duo Zhané, from which vocal samples may also be recognised by Kyle Hall fans, in a track from his last album The Boat Party.