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Iconic French electronic artist Kiko returns to Watergate Records and brings a legend along for the ride as The Hacker makes his label debut.
We got our first taste of Kiko on the Oberbaumbrücke imprint when he teamed with another lofty French artist POPOF to craft the supreme ‘Night Sky’ EP released last May.
Kiko sonic passions span techno, electro and Italo Disco, all of which bleed into one another on his latest ‘Data Entry’ EP. The title track is a melting pot of chugging basslines, crushing percussion, an attitude-packed vocal and slick melody line. The Hacker, who Kiko sees as his “brother, mentor and family”, blesses the release with a re-rub of the title track, teasing out the robotic elements to craft a remix that’s both full-bodied, yet ice-cool.
Kiko then reinforces his love of collaborations, teaming with Lucye, considered one of the most exciting artists of the new generation in France. Initially meeting at a local bar in their hometown of Grenoble, they bonded over their shared love of Italo Disco and continue this celebration with the exuberant jam, ‘Orange Fizz’.