The Portland-based singer and producer will release her next album in June.
Natasha Kmeto will release her third album, Crisis, on June 18th.
Though the Portland producer is just starting to break through to a new audience, she's been doing vocal-heavy music for a few years now, with her first EP landing back in 2009. Her earlier work dabbled mainly in hip-hop, R&B and jazz territory, but with time her music has become more electronic. That development culminated in her signing to her hometown label Dropping Gems for 2012 album The Ache, and the Dirty Mind Melt EP earlier this year. Her sound takes influences from all over the bass music map and combines them with her own soul-inflected vocals, which are looped and manipulated on the fly.
Crisis comprises ten new tracks that maintain the feel of Dirty Mind Melt (as an RA review of that EP put it, "looping her powerhouse vocals over all manner of jittery beats.") The album is relatively brief, lasting just over 30 minutes, and is her most dancefloor-friendly record to date. You can stream the album's first single, "Take Out," here.
02. Idiot Proof
04. Last Time
05. Morning Sex
06. Take Out
07. Vodka Diet
Dropping Gems will release Crisis on June 18th, 2013.