“Chinstroke” was once defined by Blake Jarrell in the Urban Dictionary as “one who includes him or herself in on other people’s jokes or conversations without being invited to do so.” In true form, Rikki has once again included himself on a MK837 release. We’re not sure how he keeps getting back into our studios, but we’re never upset with the results. Perhaps he actually feeds Mark the Winged Lion. Anyway, sit back and enjoy this deep breaks track from the king of spacey vibes, Rikki.
From the Tastemakers:
- “Great tune. Love it.” – Jayson Butera (Elliptical Sun / VIM Recordings / OLD SQL REC / Massive Harmony)
- “Breaks are alive and well with this release! cool stuff!” – micFreak (MK837 / Above All Records / DeepSink Digital)
- “Chinstroke is more chill than an ice cream sunday in December. The perfect track to break up a set.” – Tim Bunch
- “Nice tunes.” – Tim Benjamin (Encore on Frisky Radio / Xces Zurich / PrivateMonkey)
- “Like the vibe of the original mix!” – deeflash (Hi-life / Trike Records / Deeplife Records)
- “Really nice groove. I love it!” – Katzo (NuLabel / Multi Vitamins / Datagroove Music)
- “Really ELECTRONIC sounds!!!” – DJ SaF (Sesque Music / Crossworld Records / Boiler Underground Records)
- “Tune in, turn on, space out…” – Reid K (MK837)
- “Very good deep stuff!” – DJ Knowledge (Satellite Records)
About Rikki (In His Own Words):
I live in the Orkney Islands up in the north of Scotland. I work as a joiner during the day and try to make music on my Macbook in my spare time, of which there is not much. I grew up mainly listening to trance until I discovered people like Sasha, James Holden and James Zabiela around 2005. My style is usually somewhere between deep tech-house stuff and proggy breaks.I love a lot of music including Bob Marley, Booka Shade, The Chemical Brothers, Cobblestone Jazz, Dennis Bovell, Disrupt, DJ Hype, Ed Rush & Optical, Extrawelt, Gorrilaz, Grand National, Heist, Hot Chip, Hundred Strong, Hybrid, ILS, J Hazen, James Holden, James Zabiela, John Tejada, Jurassic 5, KiloWatts, King Tubby, Kraftwerk, Kriece, LSG, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Little Dragon, Lou Reed, Lusine, Mathew Jonson, Michna, Minilogue, Nathan Fake, Numskullz, One Cut, Petter, Rennie Pilgrem, Sasha, Scientist, (early) Scuba, The Specials, (earlier) Stanton Warriors, Tipper, Trentemoller, Underworld, Way Out West, 16B.