Ken Rangkuty (Keenhouse) is an electronic musician and producer based in Los Angeles, California. Ken was born in 1981 in Giessen, Germany. Raised by a family formed of pianists and sculpture artists, Rangkuty spent his childhood between Germany and Indonesia where he connected with eastern and western music. This wide spectrum of different cultures and artistic disciplines inspired him to create his own musical projects, a unique and distinctive blend of traditional instruments and modern electronic sounds. Keenhouse – his personal synonym of curiosity and exploration is the accumulation of those influences.
Ken Rangkuty started his musical career in Germany where he contributed to a long list of productions as an instrumentalist. In 2001 Ken Rangkuty moved to Los Angeles in search for an environment where he could expand his artistic goals and work closely with like-minded artists. Soon after his arrival, Rangkuty started collaborating with Los Angeles-based and international artists, including New Age Pioneer Osamu Kitajima, Multi- Platinum music producer John Ryan (Santana, Styx, Allman Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner), Van Dyke Parks (The Beach Boys, Randy Newman), Latin composer and author Carlos Campos (Karmen Z, José Liriano), and MTV ‘Jackass’ personality Steve O. He has written and produced a number of songs for clients including dance EP releases and remixes for DJ Kaskade, Swiss New Wave Duo Division Kent (Sony), West Indian Girl (Astralwerks), Ceci Bastida, and KCRW radio DJ Raul Campos. Keenhouse has had the privilege to write music for Microsoft’s Vanishing Point Game which was produced by produced by 42 Entertainment. The game won the prestigious W3 Gold Award, HOW Interactive Design Merit Award, W3 Silver Award, Davey Award, and the Webby Award “Official Honoree”.
Besides his many productions and work on other projects, Ken eventually decided to release his own musical productions. “Civic Transit” (Sunlinxx Records/Binary Records) was released in 2008, both in The US and Japan. In 2012 Keenhouse released “Four Dreams” (Sunlinxx Records/Binary Records). Both albums allowed Keenhouse to perform in several countries including Japan, Indonesia, Europe, and Canada. Keenhouse’ s musical productions and singles have been featured on numerous media outlets, including Death and Taxes, Societe Perrier, BBC Radio 1, Magnetic Mag, Urb Magazine, Fritz Radio Berlin, Byte FM, Jolt Radio, Ibiza Global Radio – La Captura Del Sonido Radio Show, KCRW (with different productions/ projects including Keenhouse), We Are Hunted (#1 Spot on daily charts), Weligkeit Indie, Radio Free Silverlake, La Weekly (with production for Baron Von Luxxury), NME, NME Radar Weekly Glossary,Los Angeles I’m Yours, Impose Magazine, Big Stereo, Hype Machine, Too Many Sebastians, Electronic Rumors, Neonized, FreeMagz Indonesia, Friends of Friends, RCRDLBL, Manalogue, Data Transmission, Openminded, Discodust, Suntrak, Trash Menagerie, Indiecent Music, Dreamtard, Rock Sellout, Boulle et Facette, Jacuzzikillers, Audiopleasures, Blouse, Fast Life.
Keenhouse is currently working on the release of his new album, “A Future Past”, a powerful transition to acoustic instruments combined with synthetic sounds, which unquestionably is an inherent part of Keenhouse’s style. For the release of his new album, Keenhouse has joined forces with Shinya Sato, a multimedia artist based in Japan who has created videos for internationally acclaimed music groups including Chateau Marmont – a Parisian band with remixes credits for LadyHawke, La Roux, Heartsrevolution , and Röyksopp. Shinya is currently working on what is to become the artwork for “A Future Past”, and also serving as the video director for the introductory single, “Argon Decibel”.