The Australian-born, Los Angeles-based producer has conjured up a soulful, syncopated sliver of pop perfection that suggests when a relationship gets too complicated, it’s time for a “recap” – a return to the beginning and the early joys that first sparked romance. An effortless, imaginative, genre-bending track, “Recap” was written during a magical weekend spent working in Bob Dylan’s legendary Airstream, located at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio in Malibu, CA.
Atop a percolating beat, the crystal clear vocals of acclaimed sister duo VanJess shine, ultimately segueing into a verse from Channel Tres, who promises the ultimate romantic dinner for two at Nobu in his seductive, sumptuous baritone. Download / stream “Recap” HERE. View the lyric video HERE. Kito, VanJess and Channel Tres are featured on the cover of Apple Music’s “New Music Daily.” Kito appeared on “The Zane Lowe Show” earlier today.
“Recap” is Kito’s first release since “Follow,” her collaboration with ZHU and Jeremih. Released in August 2020, the song has since amassed more than 10 million combined global streams. Kito talks about her origins and how “Follow” came together during quarantine in this episode of Capitol Royale’s “New Slang” series. Praised as the “ultimate summer club record” by Dancing Astronaut, “Follow” has been remixed by Dillon Francis. Listen to the remix HERE.
Kito made her Astralwerks debut with the single “Wild Girl” alongside Empress Of, which became a top 10 hit at U.S. Dance radio. “Alone With You,” her collaboration with electronic music duo AlunaGeorge, followed in early 2020.
Producer/songwriter Kito developed her distinctive sound while growing up in Australia and later living in London, garnering worldwide notoriety by DJing and releasing music independently. With early cosigns by the likes of Diplo, Kito made the move to Los Angeles to focus on her own project while still being an in-demand producer for artists such as Jorja Smith, BANKS and Mabel. As a solo artist, Kito has already reached number one on the iTunes dance chart, while her 2018 EP HAANI featured Elley Duhé, Kodie Shane, Trinidad James and Kanye West-producer Hudson Mohawke. She made her Astralwerks debut with the single “Wild Girl” alongside Empress Of, which became a top 10 hit at U.S. Dance radio. “Alone With You,” a collaboration with electronic music duo AlunaGeorge, followed in February 2020 and summer smash “Follow” with ZHU and Jeremih came after.
Growing up between Lagos, Nigeria, and California, VanJess has brought an entirely new take to contemporary R&B, one that pays tribute to ‘90s greats like TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctively inciting an inimitable style. The sisters cut their teeth online with a string of viral covers before self-releasing their 2018 debut album Silk Canvas, a smooth, seductive R&B record that included the singles “High and Dry” and “Come Over.” VanJess has earned praise from The FADER, Complex, Wonderland, Vice and others. The duo has collaborated with such artists as Kaytranada, Ari Lennox, Masego and Xavier Omär.
About Channel Tres
Starting with 2018’s “Controller,” Channel Tres has blended the drive of Detroit techno and the silky smooth grooves of Chicago house with the snarl of West Coast rap. His music is no longer the little secret that dance DJs maybe had wished it would stay. For the last two years, Channel has toured the world to sold-out arenas, and found fans in everyone from Elton John to Tyler the Creator.
For Channel, music is about reconnecting with his own history, whether it’s in his lyrics, or through the influences and musical history he uncovers in his productions. It was Channel’s voice that truly opened the door for him – an effortlessly deep baritone that drapes itself over his instrumentals, appearing and disappearing in service of the song like a modern-day James Brown.