State We In” is the first single taken from Kaytronik's debut "Thee Album", a hard driving, ever evolving groove punctuated by a harder hitting narrative on the current disarray in the world as a whole, and the U.S. specifically.
Kaytronik is the alter-ego of Baltimore's producer / DJ extraordinaire Karizma. His Kaytronik persona, (previously reserved for remixes of other artists and a single on Atjazz Recordings) has allowed him greater freedom to explore beat syncopation, mood and impassioned expression further with an album that showcases his ability to work at any tempo, with a variety of styles, but always with the emotional content intact.
'State We In' is Baltimore native Kaytronik's response to the April 2015 Freddie Gray protests and riots.
Using a combination of analog and digital production techniques, Washington, DC based VJ John Tyson (Capsaicin) translates this musical statement into the video realm, incorporating abstract, rhythmic visuals with real news footage from the events in Baltimore, and further explorations of the urban environment - from the affluent waterfront and business district, to the neglected and crumbling projects.
Label R2 Records
Release Date 19th February 2016