Knowing The Ledge 5:400:00/5:40
This Relationship 7:360:00/7:36
Langston Kelly Human DJ produces soundtracks that take you into the unknown. The aim is to make music whereby listeners can explore the space between their inner and outer worlds and merge the two. A lover of being taken into new realities, LKHD is not bound by any one genre with music traveling from jazz to folk, hip-hop to cinema, and beyond. The connecting thread is transition. Specifically, LKHD aims to create sounds which cultivate the magical experience, a transformative experience which acquaints us with the holistic aspect of life discoverable in the transition between places and states of mind. He calls this art sonomancy.
A natural traveler with a mind for experimentation, LKHD initially styled himself the “all-improv, DJ-style one man band.” Improvisation is vital for sonomancy which requires one to connect with something greater than themselves. Because improvising demands dexterity of thought and response to intuition and leaves little time to worry over details, it lends itself quite well to this end. Indeed, all of LKHDs performances and albums between 2017 and 2019 were entirely improvised. Improvisation remains a fundamental aspect of his creative process and is continually in development via his weekly releases. However, he is also writing music in his spare time which he plans to release periodically. Stay tuned.
05.31.17 "LKHD...released his debut album “I am”...and it’s nothing short of amazing, a response expected from an artist who’s stage show is entirely improvised and boasts he 'never plays the same thing twice'."
10.22.19 "LKHD’s new album, Sunset, features a series of instrumentals that were recorded live in one take, no overdubs, no backing tracks. Songs unfold naturally and blend into one another, atmospheric synth washes complimented by bubbling percussion and subdued melodies that vary from track to track but remain a cohesive whole. The cinematic..."