K_Chiko’s brand of bluesy electro is unique. He namechecks blues legends like John Lee Hooker, but obviously draws just as much from electronica – with “Burn” also tipping its hat to Depeche Mode. He plays the slide guitar, sings and plays synth at his infamous live shows. He also directed and stars in his innovative video for his current single ‘Burn’.
The video is disorientating and actually effects your balance! The production is based on the morphing effect and required hundreds of unique stills. The famous Champagne producers “Bollinger,” who normally only sponsor James Bond movies, liked the test shots so much that they donated entire cases of their product to the crew.
K_Chico has had support from the likes of GusGus, Ellen Alien, Chloe, Wighnomy Brothers, Munk and releases on Teichmann- Brothers’ “Festplatten”and Bar25.
We have the amazing video, free promo mix and the parts from the track so you can try your hand at a remix!
K_CHICO “BURN” STEMS (For remixers):
People can send their remixes back to K_Chiko via his soundcloud drop-box : http://soundcloud.com/k_chico/dropbox/
K_Chiko DJ Mix: hear what makes him tick by listening to his mixtape of “love songs” from Nick Cave, Ladytron and (!) Mr Oizo. ♥:
- Sorcha Richardson – I Heart NYC
- Stimming – Song For Isabelle
- Die Vögel – Fratzengulasch
- Ladytron – White Elephant
- Gichy Dan’s Beachwood No. 9 – On A Day Like Today (Anonymous Simple & Plain Edit)
- Bomb The Bass – X Ray Eyes (feat. kelley polar)
- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand (A Rio Lobotomy Op)
- Nsokoto – The Very Best
- ??? – ??? (help me!)
- Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (Afro Acid Mix; bugged Out)
- Gathaspar – Peaberry
- Mr. Oizo – Ovoma
- Metronomy – The Bay
- Aries Fiktion – Nanopulos
- Lcd Soundsystem – Yeah
- Battles – Atlas
- Death in Vegas – Your Loft My Acid
- COS/MES – Hey Yah
- William De Vaughn – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
- John Forde – Stardance
- Jim Morisson – Thank You
K_Chico released his debut album “When I Was Young” in 2006 on the Teichmann- Brothers’ “Festplatten” label. The release quickly found its way into the playlists of Electro luminaries such as GusGus, Ellen Alien, Chloe, Wighnomy Brothers, Munk etc. This in turn set off a chain of releases on Forcetracks, Rundlauf and the Bar25 label. As his touring schedule started to thicken and his career properly took off, K_Chico just walked away from it all.
Now – 5 years later – he is back with “Burn” – the first track from his new album, which will be released later on this year. The song comes with a visually intense music video produced and directed by the man himself. The production is based on the morphing effect and required hundreds of unique stills. The famous Champagne producers “Bollinger,” who normally only sponsor James Bond movies, liked the test shots so much that they donated entire cases of their product to the crew. K_Chico is back!