Formed in 2015, the science ninja team WaqWaq Kingdom is running secret operations from their underground bases in Berlin and Leipzig. With their combined WaqWaq powers they set out to save the galaxy and re-chart sonic territory as we know it.
WaqWaq Kingdom team members are:
Shigeru Ishihara is mostly knows as breakcore-gameboy legend DJ Scotch Egg, but also for playing bass in Seefeel (Warp Records), the Devilman project and Small But Hard Records. When he’s not saving the world operating the WaqWaq science lab he’s running Samurai Spoon, making the best Okonomiyaki in Berlin – oi-shiii!
Kiki Hitomi is the singer/songwriter from bass explorers King Midas Sound (Ninja Tune), Black Chow, the Japanese Dubstep noise duo Dokkebi Q and the NoinoNoinoNoino project. Her highly acclaimed solo debut album “Karma No Kusari” appeared on Jahtari in 2016.
Next level sounds coming from the Science Ninja Team WaqWaq Kingdom, re-charting dub territory as we know it with their highly addictive post-tribal epic Shinsekai (“New World”).
Driven by Andrea Belfi‘s trimba – a percussion instrument developed and mastered by Moondog – Kiki Hitomi‘s etheral voice twists through a fog of swirling arpeggiators and polyrhythmic textures, all brought together beautifully by bass- and mayhem expert Shigeru Ishihara (DJ Scotch Egg, Seefeel).
‘Shinsekai’ develops its very own language as each of the hypnotic tracks meanders through different stages of deepness and tension, evolving into the bigger picture of an album with a dazzling amount of intrinsic detail.
Although "Waqwaq" means positive exciting feeling in Japanese, Waqwaq Kingdom brings to you the light and dark side - A Yin and Yang inner tour!