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Kauf is the experimental indie-pop brainchild of LA native Ronald Kaufman, who has been crafting poignant, electronic driven dance records since 2011. Ronald has since released a debut EP entitled As Much Again on Dan Whitford of Cut Copy's record label Cutters Records, released a number of notable remixes for many of his peers (including Poliça, Moons, & Labyrinth Ear) , and has been hard at work fine-tuning his debut album.
Kauf has recently released the first single off his upcoming full length Regrowth LP via Nylon Magazine, an atmospheric synth-pop number entitled "Pacify". According to the producer, the song's lyrics are mostly based around the themes of growing up and the tension between parents and their offspring:
“ It's mostly about childhood. That thing where your dad comes in and tells you to stop playing video games and go outside and play,” he says. “Those kinds of moments where parents want to guide their kids in the best way possible, but because they have this easy button they can press, called ‘parental authority,’ they sometimes take that easy way out instead of really negotiating with their kids and encouraging them on the right path as opposed to just telling them what they have to do.”- Nylon
This album is shaping up to be Kauf's most personal piece of work yet, and as made evident by this single also his most cohesive musically. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the Regrowth LP when it is released in 2017.