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KikiKiki is surely a producer for whom no introduction is required. His style encapsulates everything exciting about electronic music. As a DJ he has travelled the world and his skills as a performer inform the music he creates, using the experience of a life of travelling and performing and channelling those experiences into music that has a reflective brilliance, deftly treading the line between the clubspace and the headspace.

Kiki was born in Helsinki, but has now found his home in Berlin. Initial forays into making sounds with violins and pianos soon gave way to the mechanical beats of hip-hop, mixed together with more popular sounds whilst playing at school discos before he was even a teenager. With such an early start it was no surprise that before he was old enough to enter a club, Kiki was holding down a weekly residency at one – Helsinki’s Tempo club, which was swiftly followed by another at the Smile club.

A move to Berlin in 1994 to study Architecture was the catalyst for Kiki to step in to the realms of a serious DJ. Impressing the legendary Masters At Work at a Marlboro DJ competition led to him securing gigs at Berlin’s three cathedrals of techno – Tresor, Pfefferbank and WMF. Gigs in Berlin and Germany were soon followed by a string of international bookings and the release of an infamous three deck mix for Sonnenhaus which led to de-bug worrying about the health of his fingers.

With his profile as a DJ growing it was two short steps to releasing his first record on Ellen Allien’s Bpitch Control label in 2001, who through a happy coincidence he had met when the pair were double booked to play the same DJ slot. Since then Kiki has become an integral part of the Bpitch family growing into a truly international artist, sharing his love of energetic and hypnotic music across the globe from Mexico, to Tokyo and making a little bit history along the way. Kiki has been the only performer ever to pack Ibiza’s Space club to capacity on a Monday.

With an output that has been nothing short of prolific, Kiki has released a number of genre defining records both as himself and later with partner in crime Silversurfer. After his second full-length “Kaiku” and especially the huge success of the album single “Good Voodoo” that also saw the first appearance of Visionquest as a remixer, Kiki has put out “Cinema Obscura” and “Morning Maniacs” (with a ridiculously funny video) on BPitch Control, started a well received radioshow on Proton Radio in 2010 in collaboration with Noice!, is producing singles for Anja Schneider and keeps touring all continents. There is also a collaboration with Shaun J. Wright of Hercules and Love Affair coming up…

Kiki Top 10 March 2013:

01. Luca Bacchetti – Atlantic (NDL002)
02. Axel Boman – Look What You’ve Done To Me (Hypercolour)
03. Frankey & Sandrino – We Are All Dust (Mood Music)
04. Mihai Popoviciu – Call Me (Poker Flat Recordings)
05. Trikk – Basement Traxx (Man Make Music)
06. Amirali – Melancholia (Deetron Main Mix) (Crosstown Rebels)
07. Andrade – Hype No Tool (Kiki remix) (Dessous Recordings)
08. Hanfry Martinez & Javier Carballo – Vamos Mi Nino (One Records)
09. The xx – Sunset (Jamie Jones remix) (Young Turks)
10. Franck Roger – Feel It (Circus Company)

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