DJ KIVA Releases ’1000 Sunrises’ – Preview New Album & Video

Brooklyn-based producer, multi-instrumentalist and Dubspot instructor, DJ KIVA returns with a superb new solo album 1000 Sunrises on the Destroy All Concepts imprint.

Navigating beauty and pain with deep, mesmeric, off-centered beats, soulful, dub-wise electronic impressions, twirling synthlines, and reinforced sub-bass, 1000 Sunrises is a perfectly balanced album. The six tracks presented here are meticulously and lovingly put together, and they move with an unhurried, reassuring pace. From the opening “Feel It,” with its extra-bouncy thump and unrelenting, catchy synthline to the meditative “Tayyib,” which maintains a solemn and contemplative mood with eerie voices but holds a propulsive groove, and the staggeringly beautiful, mind-expanding title track “1000 Sunrises,” DJ Kiva remains remarkably self-reliant and uncompromising in aesthetic throughout the entire album. Album closer “City Of The Dawn” is the uplifting, post-future, and soulful electronic music you can only get from an experienced and self-assured electronic music producer, whose style and range go far beyond arbitrary and trendy sub-genres. Electronics, melody, dub, and soul come together – same as it never was.

You can preview and buy the full album on Bandcamp. We’ve also included the album’s tracklist and DJ KIVA’s video for the song “Tayyib” that he created using Modul8 VJ software along with the Akai APC 40 as a video controller. This song is also available for free download on his Soundcloud below.

1000 Sunrises
1. Feel It
2. Tayyib
3. 1000 Sunrises
4. Angels + Illusions
5. Lost In The Sauce
6. City Of The Dawn

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  • Dj oyes aka niz
  • 10/20/2011

kiva these are great. Hope your world is great cause it sounds like a nice spot. Have a nice winter and holla when your playing out. Niz

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  • 10/20/2011

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