Kiki – Tentacles

Artist: Kiki
Title: Tentacles
Format: Digital
LC: 15799
Cat: EXPDIGITAL118
Released: 22.02.2016

BBC Radio 1 Premiere by Pete Tong for ‘Tentacles’.

‘Tentacles’ premiered in Dancing Astronaut:
“At this point, it’s certainly not breaking news that Berlin label Exploited is a global powerhouse in electronic music: Everything the label touches seems to turn into dance music gold. The label continues to push ahead in 2016 with no signs of slowing down, presenting two huge collaborative tracks from Berlin-via-Helsinki producer Kiki.”

‘Paradise’ premiered in Earmilk:
“ ‘Paradise’ has this ominous but intriguing build up that introduces a hypnotic array of sounds, complimented by looping vocals to give it that extra flair to catch your attention. With the help of Boot Slap to provide his own style, creating this concoction of a track that has this heavy yet soothing buildups that work will for any dazed dance floor in need of a getaway.”

First spin by Anja Schneider in her Dance Under The Blue Moon Radioshow.
Jamie Jones: “Thanks for these. Really nice. I really like Tentacles.“
Job Jobse: “Hey mate, hope you are good! Is it possible to get your upcoming Exploited release? Sounds ace!”
Matthew Herbert: “Thanks!”
DJ Hell: “Great start into 2016 of Kiki.”
DJ Spun: “Tentacles!”
Sandrino: “The hypno feel of Tentacles is amazing. Thank u for the music!”
Baikal: “Interesting.”
B Traits: “Thanks. Will consider for the show.”
Riton: “Nice!”
Red Axes: “Great track.”
Steve Lawler: “I really like that Paradise track.“
Tensnake: “Massive tunes!”
Simon Baker: “Liking this!”
Friendly Fires: “Good to have Kiki back – legend in the game.”
Huxley: “Paradise is sick!”
Luca C: “Really like both of these.”
Hyena: “Paradise is quite the rough beauty.”
dOP: “Big track.”
AME: “Thanks!”
Pig&Dan: Awesome tracks. Both are cool and funky.
DJ Feadz: Hello Kiki!!!
Karotte: “Both tracks are cool.”
Peter Kruder: “Tentacles is great. Will play this.”
Tim Paris: “Supercool release.”
Maxxi Soundsystem: “Feeling the trippy tentacles.”
Stereo MCs: “Deep fire. Great tunes. Both for me.”
Camea: “Paradise for me – thanks!”
Whitesquare: “Loving Boot Slap!”
ZDS: “Great EP!”
Jey Kurmis: “Paradise is great!”
Mat Joe: “Really nice! Feelin both jams!”
Simon Garcia: “Amazing stuff! Thanks guys.”
Shiba San: “I will try it out.”
Lee Jones: “Oooooh! Kiki you sexy beast!”
Gary Martin: “I love it! Maybe my favourite release so far of this year.”

2016 sees a welcome return from Kiki on Exploited – 2 tracks which have worked magic in Kiki’s sets recently:
2 collaboration tracks with 2 new faces: Jadele from London on ’Tentacles’ and Boot Slap from Berlin on ’Paradise’. Enjoy.

Artwork:
Photo by Nemanja.
Design by Neven Cvijanovic.