Chiqito ‘Grip Pump’ EP,January 25th, 2019
Chiqito, an artist who’s progressively become a go-to house producer for some of the most eminent names in the game, adds to his sought-after discography with a two-track dispatch on Cassy’s Kwench Records label.
Exploding onto the scene in 2012 on Cuartero’s imprint Sanity, Budapest-based Hungarian Chiqito has since released on reputed labels ElRow Music, Suara, Rawthentic, Snatch!, Too Many Rules and Toolroom Records, as well as bagging a place as an official artist on DJ Sneak’s I’m A House Gangster. Already in a hotspot position to cite the likes of Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Hot Since 82, Loco Dice, Matthias Tanzmann and Andrea Oliva as fans, Cassy and fellow A & R Demuir are buzzing to further boost his impressive following.
“It was our A & R Demuir who introduced me to Chiqito after first hearing his music in Chicago two years ago, and he was the lead in bringing him onto Kwench Records. Demuir sees that he’s an important force in our industry when it comes to presenting diverse artistry. He isn’t heavily influenced by trend rules, which is exactly what we want Kwench Records to represent.” – Cassy
Chiqito’s ‘Grip Pump’ EP is set to turn heads with two punchy tracks that bolster Kwench Records’ reputation as source of club ammunition. Leading with the title cut, it’s a bustling bruiser that subsists on a tearing bassline and delivers high-energy, climatic smackdowns. ‘My Bass Is Strong’ brings the tempo down to a swagger-soaked strut with distorted vocals, sharp clap breaks and brazen street house attitude.