Press Play: Kiimi – ‘Earth’

London-based producer, Foundation FM host, multi-instrumentalist and Hunni Sound founder Kiimi (they/she) announces new single ‘Earth’, their first on Three Six Zero. An artist with a growing list of strings to their bow and tastemaker fans to match, since their debut Kiimi has received praise from the likes of Jamie XX, TSHA, R1’s Jaguar and Jack Saunders (who described the artist as ‘the future of electronic music’), and this year was named one of Pete Tong’s ‘Radio 1 Future Stars 2023’. Not solely invested in making cutting-edge sounds for the dancefloor, Kiimi is also committed to future-facing thinking behind the scenes, heading up Hunni Sound, a project aimed at making music production more accessible to female, trans and non-binary people.

On ‘Earth’ we are transported to the buzz of late night city missions and pre-club magic where Uber rides become stories in themselves. Encapsulating the sound of London in all senses, Kiimi weaves UK funky influences with chest-shaking subs and elastic ravey synths around snippets of a moment captured in time – audio recorded from a real life cab journey through the Rotherhithe Tunnel – to create a stunningly addictive track that itches with dance-floor promise.

‘Earth’ showcases Kiimi’s flair for unique, memorable and razor sharp club moments and sets the wheels in motion for a wave of new music forthcoming and an incredible year for the artist who can be found lighting up Junction 2, Creamfields, Lost Village and more this summer and beyond.

“‘Earth’ was made after I’d been to Unfold on Sunday with my best mate. We were in the Uber on the way there and we got stuck in traffic inside the Rotherhithe Tunnel. Suddenly everyone started honking their car horns relentlessly, including our Uber driver, and it didn’t stop until we got out the tunnel 15 minutes or so later. I started filming cos we were just rolling around laughing, wondering what the hell was going on. But apparently it’s something that happens when there’s traffic in that particular tunnel to pass the time when everyone gets bored. It was just one of those surreal moments that you can’t write. So I sampled the video and made it into a song.”

‘Earth’ is out now: