Track Of The Day: BABii – ‘POiiSON’

A melancholy electronic exploration of a toxic relationship; Margate Producer BABii has shared her new single ‘POiiSON’, taken from her debut album HiiDE which is set for release on 5th July via Deathwaltz Originals.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Grimes, FKA Twigs and even JoJo and the Pocahontas soundtrack, BABii has been busy crafting her electronic pop beats over the last few years. She played 7 shows in 5 days at this year’s SXSW Festival, and she’s set play shows across the UK to celebrate the release of her debut album this July.

Speaking about her new track ‘POiiSON’, BABii EXPLAINS:”[It’s] about being in a toxic relationship but just ignoring the fact that is not good or not working. I also wanted it to sonically sound like the feeling of being poisoned.” We’ve certainly been intoxicated by BABii’s catchy, impressive beats.

Listen to ‘POiiSON’ below and follow BABii on Facebook for more updates.

BABii UK Live Dates 2019
6th July: Instore at Banquet Records, Kingston
7th July: Instore at Resident Music, Brighton
9th July: Instore at Beartree Records, Sheffield
10th July: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
2nd August: Fred Perry Subculture. 100 Club, London
26th September: Waiting Room, London
18-20th October: Wild Paths Festival, Norwich

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: BABii – ‘Seiizure’

Emerging Margate-based artist BABii has shared her new single ‘Seiizure’, taken from her debut LP HiiDE, which is set for release later this year via Deathwaltz Originals. It’s a lo-fi fusion of atmospheric synths, snappy percussion and cutting-but-cute vocals.

Speaking about the new track, BABii explains: “I nearly put this song in the bin, but Iglooghost heard a small clip from it when I used to post parts of songs on my Instagram and encouraged me to finish it. Now it’s one of my favourite songs on the record”. Encouraged by her collaborators and fans – including umru, Kai Whiston and Abi Wade – BABii has been cutting and pasting snippets of her songs and sharing them online for a while. Now, she’s ready to step in to the spotlight, and if ‘Seiizure is anything to go by, it’s going to be a bright one.

Listen to the new single below and follow BABii on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

LISTEN: BABii – ‘Phantom’

Don’t be fooled by the name of youthful newcomer BABii; she’s a fully-fledged producer, songwriter and performer who crafts her own electro-pop beats and her new single ‘Phantom’ showcases her ability to do so.

Taken from her debut LP HiiDE, which is set for release in 2019 via Deathwaltz Originals, ‘Phantom’ is one of many tracks which  “focuses on the key themes of hiding and secrets”. BABii’s upbeat synths and gentle vocals mask the vulnerability in the lyrics to ‘Phantom’, making it a playful and easy listening experience.

With her upcoming tour dates supporting Miho Hatouri (listed below) and after receiving support from Iglooghost’s Diplo & Friends mix for BBC Radio 1, one thing’s for sure: it’ll be hard for BABii to hide from an exciting new career in electronic pop music. Listen to ‘Phantom’ below and follow BABii on Facebook for more updates.

BABii 2018/2019 Live Dates
10/12 – Shacklewell Arms, LONDON UK (supporting Miho Hatori)
12/12 – Green Door Store, Brighton UK (supporting Miho Hatori)
8-17/3 – SXSW Festival USA

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut