Growing up in Atlanta, the now LA-based Kallan HK has been obsessed with drum & bass since she first discovered it as a teenager. Starting as a DJ her passion led to her crafting her own tracks, which had been her escape during her formative years; with a strong desire to engineer sounds that people could connect to. And this has now ascended her career to a release on Program, one of the leading tastemakers throughout the underground, connected to its pivotal sister-label Ram Records.
Inspired by the game-changing productions of Metrik, Sub Focus and Mind Vortex, artists who have all graced the back catalogue of Ram, her forthcoming single ‘So Much Pain / They Live’ shows a fresh approach to the genre. These inspirations come as no surprise, after she witnessed her first night at London’s superclub Fabric at just eighteen, where they all regularly play sets. This would later set the foundations of opening sets for Calyx & Teebee, Noisia, Rene LaVice and more at a range of events like Imagine Festival in Georgia and US legs of the World of Drum & Bass tour.
Whilst ‘So Much Pain’ is more emotive in its approach, with pitching synths and driving drum sequences, ‘They Live’ moves towards an ominous breakdown moving through stepping beats and quivering bass pads. Alongside such a top-tier newcomer, it’s once again time to get with the Program; This time bringing in more talent from across the Atlantic.