Breakout bass house producer Kage today revealed his highly-anticipated five-track EP, The Grave, on Monstercat. Introducing never-before-heard songs like “Sanpaku,” “Trust,” and lead single, “The Grave,” Kage further establishes himself as an emerging tastemaker in the bass space.
“Less is more, the ground rule I set when making music. It’s so easy to keep on adding when all you need is a good beat with a bassline. For me, this is the beauty of house music. I’d like to start each track with that in mind and let my creativity take it from there.” – KaGE
Since debuting in 2018, the Dutch artist has drawn support from major names like Porter Robinson, Tchami, Malaa, Habstrakt, and Oliver Heldens. His diverse repertoire combines minimalistic yet raw bass flavors with classic buoyant house, a style he carved all his own at the Herman Brood Academie. As “Kage” translates to “Shadow” in Japanese, he has long been inspired by the culture and incorporates Japanese folklore & mythical thematic elements into his sound & visuals, as evidenced in the artwork for The Grave, which is loosely based around the story of 47 Ronin.
Started in 2018, Kage has already achieved a lot of unique milestones. His minimalistic, raw, and strong bass-filled sound vibrated on many dancefloors and festivals. With releases on Monstercat, STMPD, Confession, IN/Rotation, Riotville & more, the world became acquainted with Kage.
With his release “Mind” a lot of tier 1 DJs first fell in love with his sound. The track got supported by many artists such as Tchami & Malaa, Habstrakt, Porter Robinson, Oliver Heldens, and Martin Garrix to name a few. In 2019, Kage made his DJ debut 3000 meters up at E-Wax Festival, in Copenhagen’s Distortion Festival, and the underground festival Octane Madrid. With a diverse repertoire of tracks, his fluent combination of raw bass music, and minimalistic use of sounds, Kage is ready to rise from the shadows.