Rising Songstress, Kiki Rowe, Premieres Official “Trust Issues” Remix by Young Bombs Today Exclusively on Dancing Astronaut
“In the same vein of The Weeknd, Kiki’s brooding R&B boils through a lo-fi haze, simmering in a pot of heartbreak…”
(Toronto, ON – August 1, 2016) Toronto area singer-songwriter, Kiki Rowe, today premieres the official Young Bombs remix of her first major label single, “Trust Issues”, on Dancing Astronaut. Vancouver-based DJ’s, Young Bombs, gives the R&B track an up-tempo, tropical house identity with booming kick drums and electronic elements. The remix is available globally on all digital service providers tomorrow, Tuesday, August 2. Click here to listen.
“Trust Issues” was produced by the renowned DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz) and has garnered over 350,000 streams on Spotify with 50,000 unique monthly visitors. It reached #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Canada Chart and entered the Daily Top 200 Canada Chart. The single was featured in four of Spotify Canada’s biggest playlists: Pop All Day, New Music Now, Canadian Pop and Viral Hits Canada. Recently, Kiki was proclaimed as “one to watch” by the Toronto Star and Toronto Life, and has had music featured on Billboard, Complex, Fader, Noisey, Entertainment Weekly, and Jay-Z’s Life + Times, among many others.
Vancouver-based Young Bombs is composed of Martin Kottmeier and Tristan Norton, who are best known for their remixes of Alessia Cara, Selena Gomez, and Charli XCX tunes. The duo have amassed 11 Hype Machine #1’s and over 20 million streams on Soundcloud and Spotify.
In the suburb of Mississauga, Kiki Rowe began songwriting in her early teens. Her talent developed as a result of a strong interest in poetry and training in classical piano. Her song-writing was brought to life when she began recording her original R&B music in her home studio. In October 2014, Kiki independently released her first self-titled EP full of original songs and featuring names such as DJ Mustard, ASTR, and Ivan Barias.
Kiki will be performing live at KiSS Radio’s WHAM BAM Music Festival in Vancouver’s PNE Amphitheatre on August 20, 2016 along with Hedley, Trevor Guthrie, Jason Derulo and Tyler Shaw.
What the press is saying about Kiki Rowe:
“There’s a new Toronto artist making emotional, relationship-themed music with P. Reign, Eric Dingus, and DJ Mustard whose name isn’t Drake.”
– Noisey (music by VICE)
“Kiki Rowe is a young purveyor of luxurious R&B cuts (think self-titled-era Jojo meets Aquarius-era Tinashe) soaking up the rich sounds and culture of her home city, Toronto. Working with producers like DJ Mustard and Ivan Barias to make her hazy, mesmerizing tracks.”
– The FADER
“Rowe blurs the lines between soul, R&B, and pop, with atmospheric, electronic finishes. A must for fans of what The Weeknd and Frank Ocean are doing in the genre.”
– Entertainment Weekly
“…she caught the soul bug, and started creating a brilliant fusion of bouncy dance music and introspective indie pop.”
– Toronto Life
“Any fans of Frank Ocean should be enthralled by this release. It’s R&B to the core, with the type of modern ambience that’s infectious nowadays.”
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