The first time I encountered Kill Paris was during his opening performance for Big Gigantic in early 2013. Amidst all of the one-dimensional trap music that was so prominent at the time, I distinctly remember the melodic qualities of his set blowing most other sets I’d seen around then out of the water (not to say I wasn’t also embarrassingly fucked up, trap arming away to clunky remixes of Flocka hits). With that being said, the producer is still managing to stay a step ahead of his contemporaries over four year laters as seen on “Good Love.”
An uplifting production with hi-hats frantically clattering alongside an ebbing-and-flowing synth, he delivers the excitement of electronic trap with a tastefulness that’s found in what “Good Love” lacks, that being absolute excess. Every sound and structure throughout the track feels satisfyingly methodical, not in the sense of sounding hollow or artificial, but as if Paris has such an intricate understanding of exactly what works in his sonic domain. That’s likely the reason for Paris’ longevity four long years after I saw him at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, and in turn, why his success will continue for the foreseeable future.