Old school meets new school as Wolfgang Gartner and k?d join forces on 'Banshee'

Old school meets new school as Wolfgang Gartner and k?d join forces on 'Banshee'

Complextro house isn’t dead — not as long as is around. The veteran producer’s name is synonymous with the complextro …

Complextro house isn’t dead — not as long as is around. The veteran producer’s name is synonymous with the complextro movement that sparked around a decade ago and helped boost EDM into the mainstream. While Wolfgang’s style has evolved considerably since the “Space Junk” days, young, fresh talent like seem to be keeping him young on their new joint effort “Banshee.” Widely considered to be one the sharpest prospects on the rise, k?d wraps his fluid production acumen around Wolfgang’s penchant for ultra-intricate, rousingly dramatic dance compositions.

“Banshee” packs in grainy, distorted piano chords and snappy percussive builds before breaking out into high-octane sonic mayhem. It’s aggressive yet calculated, vintage and futuristic all at once, and ultimately a flawlessly nostalgic return to the beloved Wolfgang Gartner electro  yesteryear, capped by a menacing contemporary flair with the addition  k?d’s forward-thinking production method.

Historically more a lone wolf, Gartner has famously collaborated with and on two his canon’s brightest hallmarks, “” and “” respectively. One listen through, and we can safely say “Banshee” is likely to join those ranks in time too.