First up off the EP there’s “Timbre,” a culmination of tightly sequenced synth and skittish rhythms that create an ethereal soundscape whose easy listening is nothing short of enchanting. Her production sensibility continues to shine on ‘Killa,’ a moody stand-out track that channels a much deeper meaning for Kourtesis. “’Killa,’ is about my grandma’s death,” says Kourtesis. “I was there when she closed her eyes forever. I felt such a big energy and sense of relief, like a firework, because I knew she would be a star in Heaven.” Aptly described by Vice Thump “[Killa] is house track that caresses your soul.”
Kourtesis pushes forth on her auditory journey with “Las Magnolias” and “Abue,” both co-produced with Gold Panda. The tracks are a smooth evolution of warm tones whose atmospheric vibes resonate deep within our pleasure sector. Finally, bonus track “Fresia” is an aural fantasy of feather light melodies and cavernous synth. Apparent talent and beauty aside, Kourtesis stands as a beacon of light in the often male-dominated IDM industry.