Kiwi Rekords has announced a new season of release activity, kicking off with the highly sought-after NUKG anthem Trumpet, from emerging UK producer Hamdi. First appearing on Conducta’s The Kiwi Sound CD, and later his Resident Advisor mix, Trumpet has become one of the fledgling scene’s most in-demand records. Out today, the original mix comes paired with brand new remixes by two Kiwi debutants: Vienna-born salute and UKG newcomers Y U QT.
Trumpet’s long-awaited release comes hot on the heels of a mouthwatering Kiwi label announcement teasing a jam-packed forthcoming season of releases. The tastemaker label which, throughout 2020, has continued to lead the way for the global resurgence of UK Garage, seems untouchable.
Scouting the record last year, Conducta explains, ‘when I first heard this I knew I had to secure it for the label, Trumpet has all the ingredients of an iconic track and hasn’t left my sets since. The rumbling of the bassline mixed with the 4x4 groove compliments the haunting synths and atmosphere of the track.’
2019 was a mammoth first year for Kiwi. Following a stream of beloved mixes, releases and parties, the label was named DJ Mag’s Breakthrough Label of the Year and picked up Resident Advisor‘s prestigious 2019 Best Mix award with Kiwi Krush. Label head Conducta is also the producer behind AJ Tracey’s inescapable “Ladbroke Grove”, the double-platinum summer smash now recognised as the biggest-selling UK Garage record in history.
In the peak of summer 2020, Conducta graced the cover of DJ Mag, talking openly about his experiences in the music industry, and his ultimate journey to success. During a global pandemic, he has used the time off tour to invest in the scene: highlighting and developing up and coming talent through the Kiwi Kup remix contest, with the winner Gemi set to appear on an official Kiwi release soon. Conducta’s Crib took Conducta’s masterful mixes from club to living rooms across the world during lockdown, via a twice-weekly DJ stream live from his own home.
Hamdi - Trumpet
1. Trumpet (Original Mix)
2. Trumpet (salute Remix)
3. Trumpet (Y U QT Remix)