With over 19 years of production experience, San Fransisco-based DJ and producer Kush Arora has taken to creating an exhilarating sound that is heavily influenced by “riots, resistance, and cyber war” under his Only Now moniker. With over 12 records under his belt, Arora has compassed a fascinating musical journey throughout the past two decades. From industrial to niche African dance, dub to Indo-Caribbean, Arora’s eclectic sound has led him to cut tunes with the likes of Balkan Beat Box and Jahdan Blackkkamoore, and share stages with the likes Flying Lotus, Kode9, Jack Dangers, and many more. Arora’s latest undertaking under his Only Now alias is a delirious, metallic, and modern sound for a rapid, digital, and uncertain age.

Having thrown out a self-released sophomore EP, titled Hollow, under his apocalyptic alias this past May, Kush Arora has graciously offered up the EP’s opening cut, “Flare,” as today’s XLR8R download. The track begins with a slow-motion descent of eerie digital waves that eventually crash into a pit of bloodthirsty drum arrangements and sprite-like synths. The artist describes the sonic scene as taking place “on the outer edges of a solar flare in a space kuduro ballet.”

You can catch Only Now perform on June 11 in NYC at Trans Pecos (FB event here) or on July 7th with Beacon at Bottom of the Hill in San Fransisco.

Download “Flare” below via WeTransfer.