“HiiDE” is the debut album by electronic producer BABii, co-produced by Adrian Sherwood (On-U-Sound system). BABii produces incredibly forward-thinking electro tinged pop/R&B that features skittering beats and incredibly thick, layered synths with heavy bass and a semi-industrial feel to them. The lyrics are dark, yet the vocals are sweet. Despite its incredible pop hooks, the whole LP drips with an undercurrent of darkness.
BABii wowed SXSW this year by playing 8 shows in 7 days, and drew comparisons to everyone from Grimes to FKA Twigs. While these examples might give you a jumping off point, they also feel a bit lazy; BABii definitely inhabits her own unique world, and Death Waltz Originals are very excited to give you your first dive into it.