Born in Holland, raised in Kansas City, M.O., and currently living in Burlington V.T., producer Es-K (Essential Knowledge) presents “Serenity”, the new single from his début solo album Serenity, also featuring MC Dialect, C-Rayz Walz, Charmingly Ghetto, DJ Grazzhoppa, Central Parks, Chel Strong, K. Sparks, Fish Grease, M-Dot, S.Dub, Chromadadata, and Mike Gerbino. Es-K is the man behind the Spontaneous Grooves download series, where Es-K creates instrumentals from scratch in one sitting. Serenity is set to be the next release from Cold Busted, the eclectic label headed by Derrick Daisey, formerly known as DJ Vitamin D. Cold Busted also operates an online station, Cold Busted Radio. Es-K describes his new album as “a project about love, loss and life; dedicated to my best friend who passed away in 2010. The title track features two of my favorite artists who have both had a significant influence on my music. Their contribution sets the tone for this album as every feature to follow, though diverse, only strengthens its universal message.” Serenity drops June 17.