We first came to know him as an affiliate of the Hiatus Kaiyote crew from Melbourne, with a completely unique brand of lo-fi, maniacal proto-punk, jazz-funk fusion that was unlike anything we'd heard before. All with his own equally bizarre & wonderful paintings and video art to go along with it, at that.
We tried to sign him for an album deal in early 2010, but he had already promised a record to another label. So we asked him to remix a track ("Kikhabits") from Mndsgn's Breatharian record, for the Inedia project, instead. He was into it and played around with the track for a few weeks... but things seem to have taken a sharp turn somewhere, and what he ended up turning in for the project was a completely new song - one that took from Mnd's original session a barely noticeable percussive clip and nothing - which Kirkis was calling "Cold Crush."
So, instead, we all decided to let this new, original creation live as it's own separate piece completely, and to have Ringgo graciously remix this attempted-remix for the flip - bringing it all full circle again.
And, so, here we have it. A cold crush indeed, served in two very different but complementary styles; with the post-it legend himself, Gangster Doodles, immortalizing both artists for either sides of the sleeve, for Fresh Selects' first ever 7" release.
released January 29, 2016
All songs written by Matthew Kirkis
Tracks 1 & 3 Performed, Produced, & Mixed by Kirkis
Tracks 2 & 4 Remix Produced & Mixed by Mndsgn
Tracks 3 & 4 are digital-only exclusives
Artwork by Gangster Doodles
Mastered by Doc Adam
Executive Producer: Kenny / Fresh Selects