Fact Mix 875: KAVARI

A brutal juxtaposition of comfort and discomfort, pleasure and pain, delicate and harsh from the Glasgow-based artist, DJ and producer.

KAVARIThe performances and DJ sets present a striking contrast between soft atmosphere and dark rhythmic energy. Born in Birkenhead and now based in Glasgow, KAVARI draws inspiration from drums and bass, industrial, hard dance, noise and electronica of the 90s, creating intricate tracks and edits. tonally and rhythmically that cut across the realm of pop. His debut in 2021, If benin should ever be so pure, reflects this broad sound. Surrounded by two rhythmless tracks whose melodies recall some of the most haunting moments from Warp’s debut catalog, the EP is filled with propelling breakbeats and ’90s rave energy.

This EP earned KAVARI a nomination at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2022 for Best Electronic Artist, and was followed by a series of mixtapes, EPs and self-released singles. His latest EP, Suture, demonstrates how far his sound has evolved in just one year, with four tracks darker in tone and considerably more abrasive in texture. This ferocity is a key feature of his Fact Mix, which KAVARI said was “focused on contrast and intensity,” and features many of his own tracks alongside music from Yves Tumor, Skee Mask, Oli XL. , FKA branches, Arca and Varg2TM.

“A striking juxtaposition of comfort and discomfort, pleasure and pain, delicate and harsh,” says KAVARI, “sewing together a haunting mix of artistic inspirations from both ends of the sonic spectrum.”

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List of tracks:

cut. – ‘Haunting (interlude)’
Yyed – ‘A moment folded in on itself in a knot’
Five Star Hotel – ‘Pendant’
IC3PEAK – “THIS WORLD IS SICK”
Grips of Death – ‘Two Skies’
Noisia – ‘Machine Gun’ (16-bit remix)
Himera – “Here”
Arca – ‘LANA MONUMENT 116BPM’
Yves Tumor – ‘Perdition’
KAVARI – ‘Aspire’
KAVARI – ‘Mangled’
KAVARI – ‘Attachment Style’
Sleepnet – ‘I don’t love anymore’
Moody Good – ‘Noise Floor’
Genesis P-Orridge & Merzbow – ‘The pain of flowering gives space’
Varg2TM – ‘Forever 21 / Valium’
Crystal Castles – ‘Pale Flesh’ (KAVARI Interlude Mix)
KAVARI – “Healing Source”
KAVARI – ‘Lavender’
Shift Switch – ‘Banshee’ (KAVARI Remix)
KAVARI – ‘Dysmorphia’
Sectra, Doja Cat, Rico Nasty – ‘Lusk Tia Tamera’ (KAVARI DJ Tool)
FKA Twigs – ‘Glass And Patron’ (Shadient Remix)
Real – ‘Mira Lo Que Tengo Pa’ Ti’
Skee Mask – ‘Routine’
Oli XL – ‘Imposter’
cut. – ‘Burning Piano’

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