Author: Kiki Toao

Kiki Toao is shaman, multidisciplinary artist, music producer, DJ and founder of The Shamaniac Movement - in collaboration with partner Rombout Wagenaar

Release on Emerald & Doreen Recordings:

“Amsterdam’s shaman DJs Kiki Toao & Rombout are back with a heavily pumping techno banger from the spiritual hyperspace, Djinn Disco.
Djinn “are supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology. They are not purely spiritual, but also physical in nature, being able to interact in a tactile manner with people and objects and they are also subject to bodily desires like eating and sleeping. Jinn mentioned in Middle Eastern folktales are often depicted as monstrous or magical creatures.” And this is how it sounds when they have a party.

Features a slowly chuggin and heavily groovin remix by San Francisco’s JP Soul, mastermind behind Roam Recordings who had successful releases on Nein Records, Whiskey Disco, Logical Records, a mesmerizing acidic remix by Facets, the man behind Samo Recordings and a pumping early morning club dub remix by Barcelona’s Daytona.”

Juno Download wrote a very nice review:

“Kiki Toao and Rombout follow last year’s Yama Disco release on Emerald & Doreen with this peak-time offering. In its original format, “Djinn Disco” is a tough, throbbing affair, imbued with ghostly shrieks, frazzled bass tones and wild acid licks.

The Seamstress

She wipes the sweat from her forehead,
and shows me the blood on her finger.
The Seamstress speaks to me of courage,
and the necessity of taking risks:

“No beautiful gown has ever been made
without the perception of the lady wearing it,
and the secrets she holds inside.

The sacrifices are not in the suffering we are willing to endure,
but in the love we dare to share.

If we don’t walk the path we were born on, how will we be able to choose?”

By Uni Porni:
Poetry – Kiki Toao
Photo – Ivar Struijcken

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Laat haar je leiden, ze toont je alles
Weet dat je verloren bent

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Laat haar zich prijsgeven

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Maak geen plaats voor schone schijn

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eer haar schoonheid
En je zult nooit verliezen

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Of je zult haar nooit leren kennen

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Maak haar je eigen
Laat haar je meesteres zijn

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Bedrijf haar lustvol en zonder limiet
Grenzeloosheid is een macht

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Doe geen concessies
Of je zult nooit bezeten worden

Wie de liefde vindt,
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– by Kiki Toao –