Born in Orange County, KES’s family suffered a setback during his teen years, causing his mother to uproot the family to Compton. KES quickly adjusted and welcomed the transition but his observance of the wide gap between the haves and have-nots stayed with him and became the backbone for a lot of his songwriting. As a fan of David Bowie’s escapism, Depeche Mode’s industrial feel, Phil Collins’ ethereal melodies, and Prince’s limitless sexual energy and storytelling, KES uses these influences to create an futuristic retro sound all his own. From the East Indian influenced, “Arabian Paradise” to the ’80s nostalgia of “Gimmie Your Luv,” all five songs on Audio Justice show an incredible range in both production styles and songwriting techniques rarely seen contained within a single artist.
Audio Justice Tracklist:
3.Gimme Your Luv
Stream/Download here: https://soundcloud.com/kesingtonkross/sets/audio-justice-ep-1