WaqWaq Kingdom is a Japanese tribal bass duo formed by Kiki Hitomi, singer and songwriter as a solo artist and for essential projects like King Midas Sound, Black Chow, Dokkebi Q or NoinoNoinoNoino; and Shigeru Ishihara, mostly known as breakcore-gameboy legend DJ Scotch Egg. Their genre and time bending psychedelic sound combines Japanese traditional style Minyo with Jamaican dancehall, footwork, dub, techno, tribal polyrhythms and Super Nintendo soundtracks.
The lyrics and visuals are deeply influenced by ancient Shinto mythology and the Japanese “Matsuri” festivals that honor the local gods “Kami-sama”. Their hypnotic and shamanic live performances are an intense time warp experience that re-connect their animistic roots with the future of urban neon colors.
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