Minite Rose
2004: Make
2008: Civic Transit(Sunlinxx)
Daft Punk, Justice, Kraftwork
"...80s sounds of Soft Cell, Human League, Giorgio Moroder, and The Buggles with the android funk of Daft Punk into a sugary milkshake of frothy electro-pop.." Textura

Myspace - Myspace
Audioleaf - Audioleaf
Binary - Collective
Ken Rangkuty



カリフォルニアのエレクトロ・コレクティヴBINARYに所 属し、2009年初頭に行われた究極の80s志向であるフレンチエレクトロ集団VALERIEのファースト・アメリカン・ツアーを仕切った。デビューミニアルバム、Civic Transitから名トラック”Deep In The Forest”でValerieのコンピレーションにも参加。

映画などかなりビジュアル志向のVALERIEにあってディープハウスやニュージャズ、シンセサイザーなどへのミュージック・バックグランド側面から80s要素が強い。NINTENDOゲーム「F-ZERO」のBGMを演奏してみせた動画はYoutubeでも話題になっている。プライヤーとしても最上級の演奏家である彼の志向はYAMAHAのシンセサイザーのパッケージを思わせるようなCivic Transitのジャケットにも反映されている。もちろんジャケットデザインはVALERIE御用達のTHE ZONDERS。日本盤にはAnoraakらのリミックスを含むボーナスディスクが追加!

Civic Transitにも参加の日本人女性アーティストMayumi Kaneyukiともユニッ ト、MAKEを通じて親交がありライブなどでもゲスト参加する。(MAKEは日本でビュー済)


URB Magazine
"Would one dare generalize Keenhouse’s Civic Transit as “dance music?” During the first listen perhaps, as its subtleties are well, subtle. After that first go-round Civic Transit is several shades of wonderful: catchy, dense, retro, and best of all, varied. Producer Ken Rangkuty’s fruit smoothie of electric delight on Transit is two-step friendly, but some tracks are best suited for travel or leisure listen (“Civic Transit” and “Treehouse”). At once it’s four-to-the-floor housey, in other places its flash and neon disco, but the Kraftwerk-steelo rigidity on synths are just as vital to this multi-faceted EP. Another observation is Keenhouse’s focus on accessibility. Robotic vocalists and emotionless disco queens “la la” and “ooo-ahh” throughout, while hooks and choral snippets tag tracks with distinct personality to remember them by. Purists might argue that electric music is best without the compromise of catchy hooks and melodies, denouncing the stat quo’s of rock music. And? A balanced synthesis of retro-futurism, Civic Transit is electro, disco, house, techno and German synthpop, but most of all, it’s a well-crafted album worth a glance."
"Ken Rangkuty's Keenhouse collection Civic Transit (listed as an EP but really a mini-album at forty-two minutes) mixes the ‘80s sounds of Soft Cell, Human League, Giorgio Moroder, and The Buggles with the android funk of Daft Punk into a sugary milkshake of frothy electro-pop. The half-German and half-Indonesian Rangkuty (now an LA resident after leaving Germany) has no trouble maintaining that breathless energy throughout the release's eight euphoric set pieces?and set pieces they are, as Rangkuty works a panoramic mix of synthetic sounds, drum machines, and vocals into his candy-coloured confections. The android pop of “Deep in the Forest ” explodes jubilantly, establishing the material's sunny tone from the first moment. A synthesizer solo squeals at the song's center, after which a piano part gets shredded into pieces and a burning bass throb takes charge. The tight electro strut of “Dame Yo” strongly suggests a Daft Punk influence while the lush stomp of “Treehouse” brings a more natural vibe to the set. Throughout the release, elements of disco, funk, electro, and house smoothly coalesce into five-minute anthems while vocal choruses spiritedly chirp and keyboard melodies wildly careen. Civic Transit's bright melodies surreptitiously insinuate themselves into your memory after repeated listens and the material's infectious exuberance gives the EP a charge that's also hard to deny (the wiry electro-acid shuffle of “Revolution” as good an example as any). "