We’ve long been fans of Denmark based DJ, KANT and now the Nordic production wizard is back with a bop-ready rework of London’s very own, BLONDE. Kant’s edit of “Higher Ground” – not to be confused with the Steve Wonder classic of the same name – is a beautifully bubbly, commercial club cut that occupies the murky realm between modern day house and straight up pop.
Despite sounding, at some points, a tad trance-y (there’s no doubt that opening vocal is decidedly Van Buuran-esque) the track soon drops into more familiar territory, with a blistering bass line that ranks as one of KANT’s very best. From there it’s more of the same slick production we’ve come to expect from the Danish native, as “Higher Ground” builds to an apoplectic climax before plummeting into a dance-floor-friendly drop.
An interesting step outside KANT’s signature deep and stripped-down sound, “Higher Ground” is a pure pop-tastic delight. It’s the touch of trance-y synths and commercial FX that kick “Higher Ground” in to previously unchartered water for the Dane; a new production style on which he now seems set to capitalise. It might not be ground breaking but it’s bloody good and has earned a well deserved “bravo” from us!