DM Ascension – “Kinetic” (feat. Cecilia Kemezys)


Exuding an uplifting flute-led momentum reflective of its namesake, “Kinetic” is a ravishing single out today from DM Ascension. The Canberra, Australia-based duo comprises multi-instrumentalist Mike Dooley and producer Daniel White. “Affinity” also features ARIA award-winning flutist Cecilia Kemezys, whose standout talents meld cohesively with the act’s lounge-friendly jazz inclinations.

A peppy rhythmic groove and flourishing flute accompaniments drive with intrigue, punctuated by glistening keys. The steady rhythm section evolves into panting momentum as the first minute concludes, as jazzy percussive pit-patter culminates in a clap-laden enthusiasm. The two-minute turn reveals a particularly hypnotic sequence, as the flutes assuming a gentler, slithering quality as spacey key-laden resonance lingers alongside. “Kinetic” is a gorgeous showing, captivating in both its lusher moments and those with a spirited bounciness.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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