Out of Beverly Hills comes an eccentric new producer who goes by the name Karman. Recently, the 19-year-old producer has generated quite the buzz with the release of his debut collection 2005 Forever— an 8-track EP that’s sound if summed up into one word would be ambient. Despite his young age, he has already found a distinct experimental sound, which is clearly identifiable. It is this authentic and original sound that makes Karman stand out amidst the countless producers that make up the L.A. area beat scene.
Karman’s most recent work is his remix of Ellie Goulding’s pop hit “Burn”. Karman's breakdown of Goulding’s vocals into sputters, which rapidly transpose and coincide perfectly with the equally sputtering hi-hats and snare, gives the track a feeling of rapidity and sensation. The quality that stands out to me most on the track is the song structure of the track, which features elegant transitions from accentuated synths to soft and mellow chords with Karman's signature pitch-warping vocals.
With his unique style of sound differentation, Karman is bound to make (sound) waves in 2014. Stay locked to Karman’s Soundcloud for his releases and cop his EP 2005 Forever on Bandcamp.