Commenting on the forthcoming EP, Ishii said, “The Kamara guys contacted me one day saying they were curious about collaborating with me. I love their releases on Tronic etc, and I instantly thought it would be interesting.
“The result is a nice combination of my glitchy sounds and Kamara’s mixing and layering techniques as a live techno performer.”
Elsewhere, Kamara added that it was a “great experience” to work alongside the revered Japanese producer.
“From the moment we connected, the ideas came. Powerplay is about mechanics, which comes through in the sounds,” they said. “The other side of the spectrum is Quinten, which delves into the creative realms. The tracks are contrasting yet entwined, making them a nicely balanced two tracks.”
Ken Ishii & Kamara’s Powerplay drops on 14 April 2023 on Rekids Special Projects.