New Sons of Tiki EP with remixes by Malin Genie of Mandar fame and Dorian Paic!
So here I am.. after having forced Vakant’s artists to write their own press releases a few years ago, since I think this has a more personal approach besides that everyone is tired of the usual press blurbs, I do not get around to draft something for this 10 Years Vakant compilation by myself.
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Sons of Tiki – Mystery Shapes Of The Third Movement (Vakant), July 2016
Sons of Tiki – One Way Down (Tenacity 2016, Vakant), March 2016
VA Podcast 26 – Sons of Tiki – Apologies For Being Lost (vinyl mix), October 2015
Sitting down and writing about our latest EP was a fun but challenging exercise, we scratched our heads and this may sound bad but we couldn’t think of deep, dark interesting stories on how we made these tracks or what they represent. These jams are simply a combination of previous and random happy accidents that have come together and saying anything else would be a lie. This however does not mean that the thinking behind them is completely random, the three cuts that we selected for this EP we feel are a journey of experimentation and a culmination of unexpected sounds and feelings. A word that we found best described the EP was ‘Irony’.
So here I am, happily an album older, introducing the first of Adamant’s remix packages.
Since the whole project was, generally-speaking, “a personal affair” and a lot of the album was not necessarily “club-ready” (does that even make sense?), we invited our friends on board to do the dirty deeds for me and rework my sounds into something normal people can dance to.
We are very happy to announce our golden jubilee: “New Wave Of”!
…of what? Of a bunch of young artists we signed over the last years and 49 former releases on Vakant. To honor their actuality, we’re releasing this compilation, which contains tracks from the last 12 EPs in addition to 4 brand new tunes.
Sons of Tiki is the all analog DJ duo from Europe’s city of diamonds and has been around in the scene for something like 10 years. In 2013 the Sons considered the world ready for Tiki and kickstarted their discography with Vakant’s 49th instalment ‘Seven Changes’, followed by their 2015 EP ‘Apologies For Being Lost’ and several outings on other imprints.
For everything there is a first time: making your first track, releasing a first record, and writing a press-sheet for the first time. One a bit more exciting than the other 😉 As words are not so important, and only the music counts, we still wanted to give you a bit more insight into our tracks. So here we go:
Hello listeners, blunt heads, fly ladies and prisoners,
This is the future of the music industry. Not the music, just the idea of the artists writing their own PR faffle. Next year I’ll probably have to carry my own bags on tour too.. tragic.