With the recent events of the COVID-19 / Corona outbreak the world has come to a confused standstill. We are worried about our families, health, income and safety of our elderly. You also see a lot of people acting selfish in the middle of all this, which is a natural reaction to some. However, many are acting more collectively and supportive to each other than usual. This is vital for all of us to get past the situation with as little damage as possible. So don’t despair and do try to take others into consideration whenever possible. We are fighting this invisible enemy together.
If you are not part of the risk group it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions. We are all responsible for passing the virus to the person next to you and eventually to someone who will die from it. There’s also a lot of misinformation about the virus and how to protect yourself. Avoid touching your face in public and wear gloves by default. Covering your face is recommended especially in crowded areas, even if that know-it-all you follow on facebook says it doesn’t work. Here’s one article worth reading https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/19/opinion/guidance-against-wearing-masks-coronavirus-is-wrong-you-should-cover-your-face/
Be as it may, there is absolutely NO HARM in being too safe. Whatever anyone might think of your actions, it makes zero difference compared to risking the health of your loved ones and others. Wearing a mask or covering your face also sends a powerful message to others, that we are now dealing with something serious and our attitudes need adjusting. Some people have hard time feeling threatened by something they cannot see, but the mask makes the virus appear visual and REAL.
This would be a good opportunity for us all to learn some humility and shift our perspectives to things that really matter. The effects of this pandemic will echo far into the future but I believe this event will also have many positive effects in return. There’s no going back but that’s not where we are going anyway.
Love. light and all that hippie stuff. Stay safe & healthy!
If there’s one thing music can do in times like these, is to help you through them, give hope and good vibes. The Ikaros EP was designed for that purpose. The music and tone is more laid back, optimistic and airy than a typical KIWA track. Something I have wanted to add to my work for a long time now. It felt like this moment in time was the right one to try a different approach.
Sleepless is a collaboration with one of the Suomisoundi pioneers, my good friend Teemu Vihtahousu.
I hope this music finds you well and can transfer some of the positiveness I experienced when writing it. Stay safe & healthy!
Combined with a fresh breaky approach to mid tempo Glitch Hop, ‘Satisfiction Part I’ lies within the analog realm with infrasonic basslines, lashings of future funk and a lot of good time party vibes. Released via the legendary Adapted Records the album features Jackson Whalan, Jere Garcia (Accu) and Heidi K (SoulSisters) on the vocals.
All tracks written, produced & mastered by Markku Louhio.
We are closing in on the release date of ‘Satisfiction pt I’. The first part of the double LP will be released by Adapted Records on all digital platforms September 11th.
Satisfiction part I starts the journey with laid back funky beats, futuristic retro soundscapes and old school breakbeat vibes. Part II takes the the trip further with a selection of heavier and deeper drum ‘n’ bass tracks.
Below you will find a teaser for part I. Stay tuned for more updates!
2. Urban Machine
4. Future Defeats feat. Jackson Whalan
5. Raw Meat
6. Rebel Funk
7. Neve 2000
8. Solid Fiction
9. Intoxicated feat. Jere Garcia
10. Reality on a Finer Scale
11. Glitch Love feat. Heidi K
The last couple of years have been busy times at the studio experimenting with new sounds and concepts for a full length album. I’m happy to announce that the work is on it’s final steps and the release date with Adapted Records is set to August 2017.
2017 marks the 10-year anniversary since the previous KIWA LP and it was about time to get things finally moving. More info and samples coming soon. Stay tuned!Photo by courtesy of Samir Abya
It’s been 4 years since our last mixtape so it was about time to get something out there for you guys. Here’s some of the tunes we have been playing in our sets for the past few years, including some of Kiwa releases from 2013. This mixtape takes us from glitch hop beats through electro and drum & bass tunes, keeping the vibes uplifting all the way through.
1. Kiwa – Evacuate The Soul
2. K12 – There You go
3. Kiwa – Flash Forward (Original Mix)
4. Excision & Skism – Sexism (Far Too Loud Remix)
5. Knife Party – Destroy Them With Lasers
6. Kiwa – Think Twice
7. Kiwa – Feed The Static
8. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (Kiwa Remix)
9. Kiwa – Redemption (Eshericks Remix)
10. Dirtyphonics – Walk In The Fire (Schoolboy Remix)
11. Excision & Far Too Loud – Destroid 8 Annihilate
12. Kiwa – Relativity Theory
13. Dodge & Fuski – Turn It Up (Xilent Remix)
14. Mind Vortex – Arc
15. Rockwell – Childhood Memories (Metrik Remix)
16. Metrik – Break Of Dawn
17. Darth & Vader – Empire Strikes Back
18. Beatman & Ludmilla – Moldova (Davip Remix)
19. Fukkk Off – Rave Is King (Le Castle Vania Remix)
20. Millions Like Us – Don’t Let Go (Far Too Loud Remix)
21. I.Y.F.F.E & Au5 – French Cigarette
Primitive Groove by Kiwa has been featured on The Crystal Method‘s radio show this December. Ever since Kiwa started producing breaks over a decade ago, Crystal Method was one of the artists for us to get inspired on this style of music. Goes without saying this really means a lot to us. Big up you guys!
Since our previous release ‘Feed The Static EP’ we are returning from uplifting and melodic breaks into the world of epic moods and rough baselines. ‘The Boomstick EP’ takes us from 110 bpm beats to psychedelic electro house and drum & bass tunes.
Our journey starts off with ‘Boomstick’, built on cinematic funk atmospheres and legendary samples from Bruce Campbell. Next up are two electro house tunes, ‘Don’t Get Dumb’ with a Prodigy type of rave vibe, followed by a booty shaking remix for Tom Cosm. We are also introducing the first official remix for the Omen Sisters taken from their debut album ‘Combine Combust’. For the past year this d’n’b tune has proven to be a total dancefloor filler. Last but not least we’re diving into subwoofer rocking, atmospheric and glitchy grooves with ‘Relativity Theory’.
Released by Adapted Records, ‘Boomstick EP’ is out on Beatport and other digital stores October 14th!
‘Feed The Static EP’ takes a nostalgic look a few years back to the times of energetic and uplifting party breaks. This EP features 3 remastered breaks tunes we have played in our live sets since 2010 always receiving a massive response on the dancefloor. To top it all we’ve added a raw and kicking electro house remix of Flash Forward into the set.