Discovery: Kan Wakan

Enigmatic Kan Wakan is both on his way to international stardom while simultaneously being the music industry’s best kept secret.

By Graeme Smith

Having toured with Lianne La Havas, Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood, and received praise from Rolling Stone magazine, Kan Wakan is no stranger to the big time, yet he’s flown under our radar until now. We’re glad we’ve found him, because his sound is something else.

New track Unlucky features the vocal talents of Elle Olson, the dreamy vocals contrast severe, layered percussion. The tension explodes halfway through in the most satisfactory way. It will have you in a trance.

With full length Phantasmagoria Vol 1 available now, Kan Wakan is one of the most exciting artists around at the moment. Check out Unlucky below: