19-year-old producer Kai Whiston has been making quite a name for himself over the past couple of years, with EPs on TAR and Big Dada providing the perfect introduction to his madcap, lunatic soundworld. Think Aphex Twin via HudMo via SOPHIE via Linkin Park and you'd be... actually fuck it, you wouldn't even be close to be honest. Kai's one of those originals who seems to draw from everything and yet sound like nothing else.
Released last week on the GLOO imprint that he runs alongside Iglooghost, his debut album Kai Whiston Bitch is a frenzy of controlled chaos that follows his brief false imprisonment. Earlier this year, Kai revealed via Twitter that he was likely going to prison for up to 16 months, having been charged with criminal damage and vandalism, though after eventually serving two weeks he was re-trialed and released after the emergence of new evidence supporting his innocence.
Kai has used his 8 Tracks selections to paint a picture of some of the colourful characters he met while serving at Her Majesty's Pleasure. From The DJ Producer to Biggie Smalls, get stuck in below.
Kai Whiston Bitch is out now via GLOO and you can buy it here.
Heinrich At Hart - Vocal
The second day I was in prison I made friends with a group of three 30-year-old crusty raver blokes from Cornwall. I told them I was a “DJ” which was a criteria for them to talk to me about old rave shit. They would mention some '90s DJ and I would always reply “I’ve heard the name” so I could look clued up on what they were talking about. They had definitely done too much MDMA in their day and were completely wired. Anyway they told me about Heinrich At Hart, sounds pretty much exactly how I imagined.