After having an extremely successful career with his other alias touring with Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki, Kantor decided to focus on a new project that captures the sounds, performance, and visuals he dreamed of for many years. In “Unbroken”, he fully evolves.
“Unbroken” is one the most emotionally captivating and vocal-driven releases ever to come from Kantor. Moving messages in the lyrics like “I’ve been saddened / by my past / but I see our future / lets try and make it last,” yanks tightly on the heart strings as a tirade of melodic bass and somber chord progressions word in tandem with the topline to capture something Kantor hasn’t quite done before.
“‘Unbroken’ has been in the making for a very long time. This record is extremely personal to me as it relates to the heartbreak of losing someone (which ended up being a blessing) only to find someone who truly was my soulmate. The instrumentation iis a mix between glitchy future bass and orchestral elements to create a true hybrid of melodic energy. The lyrics on this track perfectly embody my feelings on the situation, so this song hits home quite hard. I hope anyone who listens to this record feels relief from a past relationship and knows that brighter futures are ahead.”
Kantor has shown 2-broad styles under 1 name when it comes to the sonic settings of these tunes, a heavily-imaginative cyberpunk on the one hand, which usually is paired with a mid-tempo/house feel. “Enter The Grid,” “Hacker,” “Power On,” and “Floppy Disk,” embody these traits. The other hand is a melodic bass side like in “Concrete Jungle,” and “Beside Me” bare.
No matter the direction Kantor takes, every work is well-rendered, crafted, and carefully-calculated before release to ensure a uniform experience is squared away and an enriching impression isn’t forgotten.