Kornél Kovács’ “Tooth” Has Some Serious Bite

Hear the Studio Barnhus-affiliated producer’s warm, static-bathed techno tune.

Kornél Kovács' "Szikra" was one of the sleeper dance cuts of last year, a warm, weird ode to getting fucked up and partying that likely inspired a druggy head-nod or two on the dancefloor. The Studio Barnhus affiliate has a new EP out soon on the label; it's called Nincs and drops March 16, and this hissing-static tune is ripped from it (if you can imagine a track called "Teeth" being metaphorically ripped from something without cringing, that is). As Kovács told FADER in an email, the tune's been gestating in his head forever: "I'd been dreaming the melody of 'Tooth' ever since I moved to Sweden at the age of four. Sometimes I could hum the melody and beatbox the rhythm when I woke up but it would always disappear as dreams drifted away and reality took over. I got a Dictaphone on my seventh birthday and kept it next to my bed, this way I could record sounds as fast as possible while the music was still fresh in memory. I slowly constructed the track this way, until late last year, when I had finally amassed enough technological skill and music business connections to turn it into real music."

Lead image: Pierre Bjork

Lead image: Pierre Bjork

Kornél Kovács’ “Tooth” Has Some Serious Bite