KiNK on His New Album: "Between Traditional Song Structures and Complete Madness"

Strahil Velchev -- better known as KiNK on international dancefloors -- took no shortcuts during his two-decade trajectory as a producer. Nor was he given any major breaks. It was pure passion and perspiration that got him where he is today.

Raised in Bulgaria when the country was still culturally and economically cut off behind the Iron Curtain, Velchev had to scavenge for meager morsels of Western music at local record shops, or hope the local radio DJ would drop something novel. But his thrilling first tastes of electronica were enough to whet his appetite and set him on a lifelong course to learn everything he could about those sounds and how to make them.

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