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Screamer

    Electronic polymath BABii dropped her new collaborative mixtape SCREAMER this year, with features from Iglooghost, Jennifer Walton, kasus, Pholo, umru, and Warpstr. Fusing DnB, garage, and jungle with pop sensibilities, the project is a reflection of her experimental writing and production. To celebrate the mixtape, BABii is releasing a limited run of 200 vinyl, with extras designed and handmade by BABii herself. The vinyl are all recycled, a more sustainable (and ultimately creative way) of producing the product.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: While both 'Hide' and 'Mirror' were definitely showing signs of BABii's interest in modern EDM, garage and bass music, it's here on 'Screamer' that we really see her let lose to embrace those influences unhindered. Moments of breezy, bright electronica are offset with syncopated percussion and rich, booming sub-bass hits. A euphoric and transportive wonder.

    TRACK LISTING

    1.SATURATE_demo (feat. Umru)
    2.SiiCKLE_(w/ Jennifer Walton)
    3.NECTA_pholo (V.5)
    4.FADE_130bpm_warpstr
    5.ZERO_2.0
    6.BUTTERFLY 11 (+PSYCHE)_w/pholo_ii
    7.LiiTE_13-37 W/igloghost
    8.EMBER (crashed) (crashed)_PHOLO
    9.HEXXED_kasus
    10.DUNE_prod.iglooghost_140522
    11.FURY 325_w/sv1

    BABii

    MiiRROR

      Margate’s prolific polymath BABii follows her recent slice of UKG influenced futuristic-pop called ‘SHADOW’ with the emotive and hypnotic new single ‘BRUiiSE’ as she announces her forthcoming sophomore album MiiRROR. Released physically on the 4th June via Gloo, this highly anticipated project is a multidisciplinary manifestation of BABii’s authentic DIY sensibilities and will be accompanied by a book, ARG and live A/V show - all written, produced and creatively directed by BABii, real name Daisy Emily Warne.

      Seamlessly setting the tone of what’s to be expected of the album and given the nod from tastemakers including Resident Advisor, i-D, Electronic Beats, The Independent, Hunger, Dummy Mag, Loud & Quiet, The Line of Best fit, NPR, Anthony Fantano and more, first single ‘SHADOW’ dropped alongside a video directed by BABii and Johnny Goddard that aimed to aesthetically capture the soul and imagination of where she grew up as a young child. Filmed at night time in a junkyard, this transportative visual treads the line of fantasy and reality with added VFX and costume all designed and made by BABii out of bungee cords, seat belts, tarpaulin and more. Where ‘SHADOW’ explored not facing your biggest inner demons, ‘BRUiSE’ further enlightens us to this this upcoming projects narrative as BABii sings about “being scared about making the right choice and trying to figure out whether a feeling is true or if it's just an old hurt (or bruise) trying to trick you into repeating a pattern of self sabotage.”

      Music has always been a mirror for electronic pop adventurer BABii where among her songs’ skittering beats and fractured synths are reflections of her deepest self. Abandonment is at the heart of this haunting record because Warne grew up without a mother, raised in Yorkshire, Kent and Canada by a nomadic father who, after quitting a potential career playing ice hockey, hustled his way through life, turning his hand to antique dealing and building and renting out a warehouse space to creatives.

      The context for this compelling new project is a long awaited interaction following the re-entry of Warne’s mother in her life that one day unleashed a tidal wave of emotions and sparked something in Warne, who decided to devote her next project to exorcising those demons - the dark reality and the idyll she had in her head as a kid. A universe built on real life heartache, MiiRROR will present a fantastical tale and exploration of “the duality of emotions: good and bad, light and dark” across ten songs and a story full of demons and junk yards.

      An ardent and inspired teller of stories both dreamlike and real, BABii’s nomadic and creative upbringing by her father laid the foundations for her DIY and daring experimental approach to creation. Since her 2018 debut single ‘PHANTOM’, 2019 debut album HiiDE, GLOO collective collaborative album XYZ and most recent EP iii+, this accomplished multidisciplinary producer, songwriter, vocalist and visual artist has been consistently championed on the airwaves by the likes of Tom Ravenscroft, Lauren Laverne and Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, 1Xtra, and in the press by tastemakers including Loud and Quiet, The Quietus, Clash, The Line of Best Fit and more.

      A conceptual artist both sonically and visually, BABii’s unique and instantly recognisable, mellifluous and nymph like vocals blended with ethereal, textured and challenging productions have gained her a loyal following of fans. As we enter a new post pandemic chapter on this earth, BABii promises to provide some much needed sonic escapism as she takes us further into her world. 

      TRACK LISTING

      1. DRiiFT
      2. BRUiiSE
      3. WASTE
      4. TRACKS
      5. TiiME/EMiiT
      6. SHADOW
      7. HUNTED
      8. 4WARDS:BACK
      9. VOiiD
      10. MOTHER

      This is the debut album by electronic producer BABii, co-produced by Adrian Sherwood (On-U-Sound system). BABii produces incredibly forward thinking electro tinged pop/R&B which features skittering beats and incredibly thick, layered synths with heavy bass with a semi industrial feel to them. The lyrics are dark yet the vocals are sweet. Despite its incredible pop hooks the whole LP drips with an undercurrent of darkness.

      BABii wowed SXSW this year playing 8 shows in 7 days and being compared to everyone from Grimes to FKA Twigs and while those comparisons give you a jumping off point they also feel lazy as BABii definitely inhabits her own unique world and Death Waltz Originals are very excited to give you your first dive into it.

      “What sets the BABii project apart – the album, the aesthetic, the sonics and the GLOO community – is the uniform attention to detail; the pursuit for perfection, even when the tools to achieve it aren’t automatically to hand.” Loud & Quiet.

      “We're swept into BABii's glitzy lair, where the beat is in our bones, the perfectly pitched chimes have infested in our mind, and there's no going back.” The 405.

      “It's a sumptuously textured slice of electro-pop, with glimmers of pre-Art Angels (pre-Elon) Grimes in its measured introductory notes and fairy-like vocal” Line of Best Fit.

      “These clandestine sessions yielded a thrilling thing: weaving urban electronica and cool, wafting vocals that veer between sombre and sweet.” Aesthetica Magazin.

      “Startling, wholly unique electronic pop, her work drifts between art galleries and clubs, shifting context while retaining that vivid voice.” Clash.

      “Synths dance around snapping, ultra-tight percussion and vocal chops, generating the ultimate beautiful-meets-banger vibe” Nest.



      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: A superb mix of future beat aesthetics with the delicate, hazy touch of 90's synthwave and all presented in a style typical of Death Waltz. Soaring in points, and minimalist in others, drenched in saturation and glitchy before dropping into a euphoric, hefty percussive streak. Surprising and completely beautiful.

      TRACK LISTING

      SYMMETRii
      CARNiiVORE
      PHANTOM
      VOLCANO
      SKiiN
      STRAY
      FEAR
      POiiSON
      SEiiZURE


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