An eleven-track release, #DeathCycles is a slow-burning journey that sees #Kingsley craft rich, atmospheric soundscapes. The first half of the record is characterised by downbeat, ambient breakbeat exploration, with tracks like ‘#RitesofPassage’ and ‘#DistanceBetweenSoundwaves’ expertly setting the scene. In the second half, both the tempo and intensity rise gradually, most notably with the pounding, rapid-fire breaks of ‘#AcidDream’, before things are closed out with the sophisticated liquid D&B sounds of ‘#ReachThroughMeditationPt2’.
Hailing from Rome, #Kingsley has built a reputation around his complex, cerebral brand of electronic music, which is equal parts emotional, raw and intimate. Making his debut on Beat Machine in 2014, he has since released a brace of records on #Inperspective, ‘Eden’ in 2016 and a Void’ in 2018. Closely associated with the ‘#Dreamers’ crew in Milan, alongside the likes of Neve, he established himself as a frontrunner in the underground italian breakbeat circuit.