I arrived just in time to see the opening moves of his live/DJ hybrid set. The Bulgarian artist had an enormous grin on his face as he threw jazzy notes over a slow and soft vocal house track. But before the crowd could get too chilled-out, he turned the BPM up and started what would be an energetic three-and-a-half-hour performance. The first peak was his own "Express," followed by the long and melodic break of "Existence." Before long he got into more straightforward techno, but never for more than two or three tracks in a row. From start to finish it was impossible to guess what was coming next: melodic eyes-closed moments and harder, jacking bits came in equal measure.
KiNK seemed to be having a great time throughout, alternating between a laptop, his hardware and the turntables, and showing his gear to the audience whenever possible. His set embraced an impressive array of influences, from acid infusions, to broken beats to his signature brand of house and techno, which gained a whole new color played live.