Better known by his performing name ash.ØK, Philadelphia-based producer Ashok Kailath is one of the most versatile around, with his excellent ear and refreshing cutting edge vision which enables him to turn to gold anything he works on. His debut album, ‘The Unravelled’, takes his talents and combines them with his expertly chosen team of collaborators, including Indian percussionist Jomy George, the pan-ethnic West Philadelphia Orchestra and Grammy-award-winning cellist Tina Guo. ash.ØK follows up the powerful title track which was released last year, with his brand new single, ‘Shattered On The Inside’, which picks up where ‘The Unravelled’ left off.
‘Shattered On The Inside’ features vocals from renowned reggae artist Conkarah, as well as DJ Jounce, a DJ/producer with an incredible gift for producing fantastic house music. The result is an overwhelmingly eclectic aural experience, which will have you up on your feet cutting a dash on the dance floor.
Continuing with the lyrical themes throughout the record ‘The Unravelled’, the new single tells of a couple out on the town, trying to shout down the issues that are poking their way out from the back of their minds. The destructive pattern of their relationship is seen mirroed in the music video, recorded in an abandoned factory in Philadelphia. With shots of vibrant street art, urban decay, and intricately choreographed and mesmerising dancing, we are numbed momentarily by the lights and noise, but ultimately at the end of the song we are brought back to reality: much like the couple in the song at the end of the evening.
Find out more about ash.ØK from his official website.