August 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Mkaio – The Devil Lived EP

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Mkaio
The Devil Lived EP
Purpl Records
Street: 06.06
Mkaio = Heartwreck + Cashmere Cat
 
With production technology that is more accessible and as user-friendly as iOS7, comes an influx of artistic variety that can’t simply be described as “a subgenre of electronic music.” The passion for creativity captured in this EP shows that Mkaio isn’t just there to make music—he’s there to make art. The four-track EP features haunting, ambient sounds in “The Way Down,” that nearly relax the listener into a blissful sleep, while songs like “With Me” feature heavily synthesized R&B- style vocals paired with a slow, ambient soundtrack. Some may recognize Mkaio from the May Localized show at The Urban Lounge, and the EP can be found at mkaio.bandcamp.com. –Julia Sachs
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