Back with his third EP for Dave Harvey’s forward thinking Futureboogie label, Kiwi serves up three pulsating jams on ‘Charlie’s New Vision’, backed with a remix from Johnny Aux.
Drawing upon his many influences across the house/disco/funk spectrum, South London based Kiwi has been illuminating the more discerning dancefloors of late with a strong of releases for Cin Cin, Needwant and his own new label venture, Crossbreed.
A low-slung groove is explored on ‘Charlie’s New Vision’, incorporating tripped out film dialogue, bleeps and dubby tones, and a serpentine bass riff, all forging an off kilter yet infectious & hedonistic chugger. Johnny Aux follows up recent appearances on Man Power’s Me Me Me, Party Central, and Multi Culti with his own take on the lead track. Churning over a bleepy and epically transcendental remix of the highest order, this is the stuff of sunrises and enlightening moments!
The sprightly ‘Ghiaccio’ draws together a kaleidoscopic array of opulent synth melodies with an compelling rhythm, whilst ‘Italian Heat’ doffs its cap heartily to the Italo disco choons of yore that always strikes a potent chord to this day.
Key Feedback Quotes:
Jim Baron (Crazy P) - Bangers for every time-zone!
David Holmes - killer
Benji (Permanent Vacation) - great EP!
Anja Schneider - very nice EP... Let's hope for the Italian Heat :-)
Joe (Liquid Youth) - Infectious bundle of dance floor tools. Love the references in 'Italian Heat' - big favourite! Lupe - Amazing Johnny Aux remix!
Sasha - I love kiwi, i love futureboogie, i always going to like this release! Jon Berry (Kompakt) - Great label - amazing artist...perfect storm
Martha (BBC Radio 1) - Italian Heat to be considered for Annie Mac’s show Hybrid Theory - sick!!!
Alex Handley - Outstanding Label, Outstanding tracks, Love them all especially the Johnny Aux Remix. Perc - The Johnny Aux mix is lovely. Thanks
Chris Duckenfield - Monster !
Neil Barnes (Leftfield) - PULSATING!
DJ Chloe (Rex Club) - Charlie's new vision is a mega killa a track ! and remix is so good J. Alvarez (Hypercolour) - Just in time for Spring. Feeling the Italo vibes of Italian Heat. DJ Fonti (Rinse FM) - Too Funky!!!! Love this
Tom Smart (Soho Radio) - Wonk central - I like it!
Neil Barnes (Leftfield) - Charlies vision This works for me! Elisa Bee - Loving this EP!
Mike Greenwell (KMAH Radio) - Futureboogie on form John Osborn - Ghiaccio is heat!
Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1) - Ace!
Published: 10th March 2020