MR. KITO originally from France is Eric Michot long based in Cape Town – South Africa, an alt-indie creator.
MR KITO photo by Tahirih Michot
An interesting blend of sounds come to mind on hitting pay with MR. KITO – New Wave, Kwela and Berber immediately spring to mind. Put simply, I love how my windows are bending as I turn up the volume and stretch the sub-woofers and on that basis you know I couldn’t help but be captivated – even to the extent that I had to place a couple of speakers facing each other and watch the glass placed in-between dancing to the beats.
Far more importantly, it is the combinations of influences that marks out MR. KITO as a sound I suggest you spend some time getting to know. Instantaneously engaging the listener with percussion that surges through the arteries. Although deploying loops to create the basic structure, the infrastructure and finishing is filled in with instrumentation and vocals which build to a Cathedral performance, whilst still retaining a connectivity with the audience. Giving the listener plenty to engage the mind without ever focussing on one idea.
A highly experienced music producer Eric Michot only began this project in 2012 and he has used his knowledge to craft sounds which have the ability to transcend the anticipated flows, without it ever stepping into the experimental.
Interestingly I was sent the introduction by the USA indie label Russian Winter Records on a personalised email address rather than the current own label Presence Records – so it may well be that publishing may extend far wider in the next few months and that would be of benefit to the broader world of music. I could, nay should, have waited to email back and forth to be able to give you the run-down, but I enjoyed it so much, like an excited child, I couldn’t wait to share MR. KITO with you.