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Rising Australian producer Kito’s EP, HAANI, is out. The EP’s focus track “Love Hurts” featuring Tara Carosielli as well as “Pamplemousse” featuring Hudson Mohawke (TNGHT, ANOHNI, A$AP Rocky)

Kito’s most recent single “Strawberries” featuring Trinidad James, Elley Duhe and Kodie Shane was released to critical praise: Complex proclaims, “Kito has returned with a bright new single…that should add some warmth to your playlists before fall arrives,” while Ones To Watch furthers, “Underneath transfixing, wobbling production, each and every vocalist finds their own place to shine.”

The new music marks Kito’s first solo releases since 2012, a return to her own project after spending years becoming a sought-after producer in London working with the likes of Mabel and Jorja Smith.

A 2017 breakup led Kito back to her remote, Australian seaside hometown where she began work on the HAANI EP. Her most accomplished release to date; the record includes collaborations with Carosielli, James, Duhe, Shane, Mohawke, Broods and Shy Girls.

For Kito, a teenage obsession with Fruity Loops turned into a career when she sent Diplo her demos and in return received an invitation to release her music on Mad Decent. Since then she has played in clubs from Shanghai to Paris and released music on the legendary French label Ed Banger. Recent months have seen her work with artists including Kacy Hill, Tommy Genesis, Wafia and Normani.


1. Ego

2. Creature Kind (ft. Broods)

3. Pamplemousse (ft. Hudson Mohawke)

4. Strawberries (ft. Elley Duhe, Trinidad James, Kodie Shane)

5. Love Hurts (ft. Tara Carosielli)

6. Blue (ft. Shy Girls)

3½ stars