The Brooklyn rapper Ka is a model of DIY music-making. Generally, he produces everything himself, releases and distributes it on his own, and shoots his own videos — all while holding down a day job as a firefighter. That intense, inward focus has done great things for developing his meditative, impressionistic voice, and the last album he released, 2013’s The Night’s Gambit, was an Album Of The Week. The next time we hear from him, though, he’ll have help. Ka has teamed up with the producer Preservation to form a mysterious duo called Dr. Ken Lo, and their album Days With Dr. Ken Lo is coming sometime soon. Their new self-directed video for the single “Day 0″ is in keeping with the persona and aesthetic that Ka has cultivated on his own. It’s dark and mysterious, with Ka rapping in front of a projection of the original Manchurian Candidate. The song is tingly and tough, and it’s enough to get me real excited for this album. Check it out below.
Days With Dr. Ken Lo is coming sometime soon, but we don’t know when.