Holed away in Cosmic Resonance’s basement studio/headquarters in Toronto, Jess (KTA) improvised freely over 8 straight early January days in 2018. The result was a free jazz, techno-addled synth orchestra too rich to know its own wealth of nuance. Slowly the layers began to be peeled away at KTA’s home studio in Parkdale, Ontario, Canada. Glimmers of diamond-encrusted synth rays started to peak out from behind massive bass line clouds. Mountains, valleys, rivers, trees and a full landscape appeared. A world was discovered and it is MAHOGANI FOREST. Jessica Cho (KTA) has been creating buzz in Toronto’s downtown dance music community with her live, improvised electronic music performances and multi medium DJ sets for nine years. A classically trained pianist with an intuition for improvisation and the sonic universe, KTA transcends the dancefloor into the astral floor. Her sound palette is vivid and technicolor, a timeless fusion of raw, fearless creativity and focus. Cho has proven her versatility in dozens of Toronto venues performing solo, and with former live house duo CHOBO. She has released a variety of tracks on labels such as Arachnidiscs, Architextures, Toy Tonics from Berlin, Secret Jams from Bulgaria, and her solo EP on Toronto’s Mikita Skyy.
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