The project of Kauf took form after the musician, Roland Kaufman moved back from Florida to his birthplace in Los Angeles. He self-released the first ever single he had made in the year 2011 with “Relocate” followed by “When You’re Out,” both of which due to its rampant success found its way to the umbrella of Cut Copy production’s Dan Whitford who produced the “As Much Again” EP all through his in-house studio in association with Cutters Records. The feedback to the EP was tremendously encouraging, with support from SPIN, NPR, KCRW, XLR8R and many others. His latest album “Through the Yard” features the single “Key to life” which has of recent been generating a lot of buzz.
The track “Key to life” has a very unique profile to it. It has a nice mellow laid back attitude all over that relaxes the listener with just the right amount of bass and tempo ideal for those long commutes or days in which you just want to unwind.
Every syllable starts as its very own authoritative explanation with dug out bass tones coming together in the epicentre, bit by bit working together in unison. Once consolidated, the components of “Key to life” sort out faultlessly, delightfully showing a darker subject for Kauf, as he focuses on the sugarcoated dangers we got as kids, and the absence of representation kids still battle with today. This track is an excellent example of this unique LA musician.
After the accomplishment of the past records such as “Through The Yard” and “A Ruin”, both of which together made it to the Hype Machine’s Top 10 and was actively featured on networks such as BBC 1, as well as KCRW with support from experts like Vōx, Your Friend and others such as Clara-Nova, Kauf appears to be well prepared for a promising future ahead. You can follow him on his website, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter.