[ITK001] - "Waiting The Summer" by Mimi The Hedgehog / KungFused
:: Press ::
Bang Bang Berlin Magazine (GER) (12.05.2011)
"In our humble opinion, new Berlin label IF THE KIDS are doing all the right things to get themselves noticed. [...] As for the music, the split EP between Mimi the Hedgehog (cute!) from Toulouse, and Barcelona's Kungfused covers all the bases from the downtempo bliss of the title track to cheeky techno-bass reminiscent of Berlin's own PHON.O."
Grindthieves.com (AUS) (23.06.2011)
"...Berlin based If the Kids records, which is shaping up to be a pretty dope label for many reasons, artwork is sensational, music is tight, mixes are loud and clear and beautiful and they have a contest where the main prize includes a street stone stamped with the logo!
More seriously though, Hamsterfante is the such a well composed example of a playful breakbeat tune, chopped up pitched out vocal blips, heavily swinging 2step breaks, occasional double time and amens, super funky b-line, choppy percussive horns and a cheeky ravetastic lead. Mimi the hedgehog’s track Full On is proper 2k11 tekkers, bit garagey, bit progressive, but mostly, just good."
:: DJ Support ::
Dub Boy, Bristol (Ruffnek Diskotek / Steak House Records)
"Lots of variety in the ep for sure! Huh has been the track thats caught my attention most.... wicked b-line!"
Nongamor, France / Australia (Crank The Steza)
"nice tunes! might drop Hamsterfante and full on, like them!"
Unsoundbwoy, Melbourne (Croaking Lizard / Grindthieves / United Struggle Project)
FAR TO MUCH FUN!!"
"Great tunes! thx. will definitely drop one here and there during the summersets."
D.Watts Riot, Joro Boro, Radio FSK Hamburg ...
[ITK002] - "8Bit Balkan" by Dolomites
:: Press ::
Untimelysound (UK) (02.09.2011)
"Dolomites releases this amazing EP of super sexy Gyptune heaters on 19th Sept from If The Kids records. I'm getting strong Monkey Island vibes here, especially from Queen of the Game and In Mid-Flight 723 (which also has a kind of Star Wars-y last 5 seconds... Lucasfilm references abound). None of these are particularly club bangers - though Full Blown has that sexy Balkan dembow which could definitely set a dancefloor off if you picked your moment..."
Zero3Eleven (TUR) (11.09.2011)
Stevhen Koji Iancu’nun 98'den beridir sürdürdüğü projesinin ismi. Romen köklerinin getirdiği Balkan havasını 8-bit, chiptune, glitch ve cumbia ile birleştirmiş. Ortaya çıkan müthiş çorba, peş peşe dinleme ihtiyacı hissettirip daha fazlasını istetiyor bünyeye. Daha evvelki releaselerini dinlememiştim ama eminim ki şimdi adamın diskografisini deşeceğim.
19 Eylül’de If The Kids Records’tan çıkacak bu EPye muhakkak kulak kabartın."
Joro Boro, NYC (Rubulat, Etnotek Specialist) (14.09.2011)
"...two friends of mine have joined forces to present a fantastic project out of leftfield. My brother by way of Romania/Japan Stevhen Koji Iancu aka Dolomites (whom I discovered when working on the Mehanata compilation years ago) has been working on his own version of West Coast Bass based on his melancholic accordion sound filtered through 8-bit video game glitch aesthetic and has created a unique musical niche in the Bay Area..."
Fftang! Fftang! (UK) (23.09.2011)
"Ahhh chiptune… you novelty wag. Surely it can’t be too controversial to say it’s always been a bit of a thin premise for a genre. More of a concept album ran amok. How. Ever. This EP from Dolomites uses the 8bit bleep bloop to great effect. Gameboy gypsy wonk for drunkenly maudlin robots. And was that a snatch of the Star Wars soundtrack I hear in there?"
Bang Bang Berlin (GER) (01.11.2011)
"8 Bit Balkan EP does exactly what it says on the tin, delivering a delightfully bonkers chiptunes take on the traditional music of Southeastern Europe. Right now, I'm picturing an arcade game where I lay waste to U-Bahn buskers with an empty Club Mate bottle. LOL.[...]"
Bloggertronix (FR) (03.11.2011)
"This EP is just as the title implies, take Balkan traditional sounds from Eastern Europe and mash 'em up with 8bit blips and glitches à la old skool video game style....a seriously nifty idea that makes for some super cool music.
The release which dropped on Berlin's 'If The Kids' Records in early September is home to 4 tracks which take you on a swirling balkan bass adventure. I am of Gypsy Romanian decent (amongst many other things!!) and spent a lot of time whilst in NYC hanging at Balkan bars such as Mehanata in the lower east side...where DJ's such as UpRoot Andy and the Que Bajo! crew spin tunes from Cumbia to Bavarian beats...the Dolomite's music is exactly the tape of stuff you hear at these places and I can't get enough of it!"
:: DJ Support by ::
Kid606, Berlin (Tigerbeat / Tigerbass / Shockout Records)
"awesome release, i love it!!!!! thanks sooo much for sending!!!!"
Unsoundbwoy, Melbourne (Croaking Lizard /Bloodclot Recordings /Grindthieves)
"have been excited about this since seeing the video on youtube! stunning EP, totally my thing"
Dub Gabriel, D. Watts Riot, Barney Iller, DJ Ripley, Kosta Kostov, Disko Balkan ...