"I produced the record that I, as a music fan, wanted to hear from me." Anyone who can say
that has already won. "Planet of the Simius", the new album of the Berliner by choice and
eternal world man Kid Simius, is the Opus Magnum, many producers and musicians without
a voice, are struggling for their whole life. It is bright, daring, light-hearted, universal and
Nearly ten years ago, Kid Simius moved from Granada in southern Spain to Berlin. Since then he
has produced signature number-one and underground hits and played in Germany's most
important rapper in the band. He has produced HipHop, bass music, surfpop, psychedelic disco
and electronic pop. He has toured halfway around the world and, almost by the way, has
established himself as one of the most sought after house and techno DJs in Berlin's underground
scene. Ask his colleagues such as Marteria or Paul Kalkbrenner. Ask Siriusmo, Roland Knauf
(Deichkind) or Tropf (Beginner), with whom he has worked. Ask the party folk at Kater Blau, at the
Fusion, on the Splash or the SXSW. You don’t find a musician like Kid Simius every day.
Even Kid Simius himself is sometimes desperate to try to bring together the supposed breaks in his
biography. So he decided at some point not only to accept them, but to embrace them, to celebrate
them. That's exactly what Planet of the Simius does. Each of the eleven songs sheds light on a
new facet of Kid Simius' music - and dresses them in electronic pop with a big heart for the golden
era of disco and soul. Everyone of which represents a cherished influence or a personal memory.
Each one was created in collaboration with a friendly musician - from Australia, Ireland, Colombia,
Italy, Portugal, UK, Spain, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, USA and even Switzerland. What holds all this
together is Kid Simius' ear for timeless good songs and a contemporary sound.
For example, "Flute Song" is based on the sample of a flute given to Kid Simius on Taganga
beach. For "Flashback" he has worked with his brother Miguel and the Irish all-rounder Enda
Gallery, who also sings on the not so secret hit of the record, "Livin It Up", and has worked on
further pieces of harmonies. The guitars come from Dirk Berger from the producer team Krauts,
another longtime companion. Finally, for "Spanish Footwork", Kid Simius recorded the dance steps
of the flamenco dancer Ana Menjibar, with whom he performs together. One can interpret this as a
reference to his roots and at the same time as a wink to the future. Of course you can also just
dance to it.
"If you only follow the expectations of others, you will not be able to evolve and eventually not even
enthuse yourself. But if you’re enthused, you’ll inevitably inspire others too…”
and the best proof of this, is: "Planet of the Simius”.