KIKI and Drown release 'Don't Follow Me' EP on Damian Lazarus' Rebellion sub-label

advertising ADV
advertising ADV

Delivering three collaborative tracks on Damian Lazarus' Rebellion sub-label,  KIKI and Drown have teamed up for a hypnotic odyssey of mesmerising beats and hypnotic melodies for their 'Don't Follow Me' EP.

Featuring the vocals of Montreal-born Quilla, both producers are joining the Crosstown Rebel's sister imprint with this exciting new launch.

Berlin-based KIKI has been a fixture on the city’s pulsating nightlife scene for nearly three decades, gracing venues such as Watergate and Berghain / Panorama Bar as well as holding a residency at Tresor. With a knack for remixes and productions coveted by labels such as BPitch Control and Pets Recordings, he was also the first artist to release on Damian Lazarus’ revered Crosstown Rebels, collaborating with Silver Surfer on ‘Sleeza’. 

Meanwhile, Italian DJ / producer Drown is known for parties at Ribbon Club near Rome, while his music has garnered acclaim from industry giants like Adriatique, Charlotte de Witte, John Digweed, and more. 

Lazarus now welcomes both artists to join his thriving Rebellion imprint as the duo embark on a three-track tripped-out expedition in their first joint EP, ‘Don’t Follow Me’.

“Alessio [Drown] sent me an idea of a track to work on that had a working title: ‘Body Of Lies’. My HI (Humanly Intelligence) had an
immediate result from the prompt as a vision of a devil on my right and an angel on my left shoulder making their attempts to draw
my attention to each side, but only creating paranoia. The text and the recording happened in about 15 minutes. I felt like a
possessed corpse banging the 80's lazer drums in a trance," KIKI says of the production process.

Kicking off the release with a commanding presence, ‘Don’t Follow Me’ ramps up tension with escalating builds, sonic synth stabs, and
Kiki’s whispered vocals blending seamlessly over a darkly hypnotic beat. Montreal-born producer and singer / songwriter Quilla’s soft
and alluring vocals take the spotlight in ‘Myths Of The Mind’ as the track builds with intricate percussive elements that captivate the
senses, while the Dub mix explores a darker direction with spiralling electronics and a heady bassline.

KIKI & Drown ‘Don’t Follow Me’ is out now on Rebellion.